I'm a bit confused about how to plaster external angles. I know I need
to use angle bead but I'm not sure how to go about applying two skim
coats so that I finish flush with the bead.
Is this the right bead to be using:
So what's the technique for applying the normal two skim coats and
Also the angle is on a door reveal so I'll be plastering a width which
is less than the width of my trowel. Is there a technique here too?
Thanks for any help
P.S. If anyone knows a website with a video demonstration of this
please let me know.
If you are only using finish coat, yes. E.g. on plasterboard or reskimming.
If you nail it on, particularly near a window, make sure you use nails
which can't rust. I don't nail at all normally, but just put some plaster
in the channel, and push into place, with the plaster ozing out through
the holes and held in place by suction, and avoid disturbing for 5-10 mins.
If you are doing scratch (undercoat) plastering too, then you would use
in the scratch coat.
When you are applying 2 skim coats, the first is scraped on flush with
the peaks of the underlying surface, which will be the flat perforated
sides, not the raised edge. Second coat is flush with the beading edge.
You can get tiny trowels, but for the narrow strip, I would probably try
and get away with one coat, depending on the underlaying surface. When
plastering on to plasterboard, it's often possible to get away with one
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