I have recently moved into a chalet bungalow and the ceiling is in a
real state. virtually every sheet of plaster board on the celing is
cracked. This appears to be because no plaster board tape has been
used at the joints. I was wondering if there is a tool available that
will remove the plaster at the joints so that I can tape and replaster
just the joint area, which would be easier than skimming the lot.
Would a electric plane manage this ?
Only if you want to kill the plane in very short order!
You may find a rigid paint scraper would be more suited - once you have
got through the skim coat in one place you should be able to work your
way along the joint removing more skim.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen Jones) wrote in message
A stanley knife will do that, but I'm not saying it'll cut off the
skim and leave the board, I expect it'll be messier than that, but as
long as you remove anything loose, paint with pva to firm things up as
a precaution, then apply your fibregass tape things should be OK.
A knife makes a pretty clean cut on PB - though not absolutely perfect
- as long as its not waggled about sideways when cutting.
I have the same problem and will try the suggestion. I did wonder about
using a router to vee out the crack and then fill it, the same as a
fibreglass crack would be repaired. Would be difficult to strengthen the
back of the plasterboard though, but I suppose it could be nailed to the
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