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.
email@example.com (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
AJL Electronics (G6FGO) Ltd : Satellite and TV aerial systems
http://www.classicmicrocars.co.uk : http://www.ajlelectronics.co.uk
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.