I have to fill some small holes in some generally sound plaster but
some of them are old plaster with very sandy, crumbly edges - it's
impossible to "clean" the edges until they are sound enough to put the
usual filler on. I thought that there was some sort of liquid stuff
you could paint on th seal the edges of small areas like this before
putting filler on? These holes are not large at all but the edges are
just too flakey to bind to with filler.
Had several houses like this. Gently hoover off the loose and then paint
with PVA followed by filler. Or, decorators caulk rubbed in "by hand" will
seal it followed by filler.
If it makes you feel better I've got 5 rooms (one is about 3000 sq. ft,
thats right 3000!) full of holes to decorate by Feb 2004!
Sorry to be so slow in thanking people - PVA it is - I'll get some
tomorrow. If it should be "watered down" - what do you suggest to do
that with? Any particular recommeded brand of PVA? I assume it's all
pretty much the same and will go for B&Q own-brand ...
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