I am looking for some help and advice regarding a shadow line on my
newly plastered ceiling. I have a large living room, roughly 20ft long
by 13ft wide and have just had it plastered. While the plaster was
wet, it looked brilliant and I thanked the guy who did it for doing a
good job. Then it dryed and a few imperfections showed, but still
looked good. But after painting white and refitting the lights there
is a shadow line right across the room (following a joist I believe).
Now I hate it and wondered if I have any options apart from another
If the ceilings in the original two rooms were at different levels by,
say, half an inch, there's not much a plasterer can do. The fact that
the OP was happy until the lighting was installed, suggests that the
plastered did a pretty good job of feathering the two levels into one
Nope, the job of a plasterer is to do what the customer asks (and pays) him
Often there is a rogue joist which is half an inch or more lower than it's
neighbours, there is little a plasterer can do in this situation, unless the
customer wants him to remove boards and affix packers to adjacent joists
prior to re-boarding and plastering, but this is a rarity as no-one wants
the expense or hassle.
Joists sometimes bow the opposite way too, but in these cases it's fairly
straightforward to fill in the low spots
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