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Re: English plaster

Post by bluebird » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Thanks for the tips Mike & albmf, very helpful. I do have a few tubes of decorators flexible filler from a UK diy store, might be worth a try with that?

In the UK, I have used coving Le Demerdeur. Decent quality stuff which I have not seen in France, and if it is available here I guess it will be at least twice the price.

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Re: English plaster

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:13 pm

In the UK, I have used coving Le Demerdeur. Decent quality stuff which I have not seen in France, and if it is available here I guess it will be at least twice the price.
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Re: English plaster

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Yes its silly money here, I have just given away the last of my remaining stock, I only used one length for the join between a ceiling and a chimney breast that I had rendered.

Painters mate looks the part and I have used it on cracks etc on existing ceilings but never tried it instead of a taped joint.

I will have to redo once again the kitchen ceiling in my UK house, tenants always flood the bathroom above, let us know how you get on as I would rather not have to joint the edges yet again.

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Re: English plaster

Post by mysty » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:20 pm

I have used the polystyrene coving which is very cheap here. You can put it up with madtic with the odd panel pin to stop it moving.
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Re: English plaster

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:28 pm

The stuff I used years back was plaster coving with a paper covering, I have seen polystyrene coving but the surface finish looked wrong when painted, the stuff I brought over in the last decade was polystyrene with the same paper covering as plasterboard which was the best and easiest to use.

I do find it ringard though these days, it shows that you are very old when things you once liked you finally accept are old fashioned.

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Re: English plaster

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:31 am

Back in the days at Brixton School of Building we where taught how to make plaster covings, one day it may be useful.
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Re: English plaster

Post by mysty » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:45 am

You could earn a fortune now doing that
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Re: English plaster

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:12 am

Already earn't my fortune now fully and I do mean fully retired and living how I wish, but making plaster coving's is not difficult, I remember even doing it in-situ on one occasion, but that was on my day release days, training to be a "Structural Engineer" was a lot different back then, you where expected to know how to do all of the different trades, stood me in good stead over the years.
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Re: English plaster

Post by bluebird » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:49 pm

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Yes its silly money here, I have just given away the last of my remaining stock, I only used one length for the join between a ceiling and a chimney breast that I had rendered.

Painters mate looks the part and I have used it on cracks etc on existing ceilings but never tried it instead of a taped joint.

I will have to redo once again the kitchen ceiling in my UK house, tenants always flood the bathroom above, let us know how you get on as I would rather not have to joint the edges yet again.
Sounds familiar, I had a call from tenants a couple of years back, complaining that the kitchen ceiling was coming down. They conveniently didn't make the connection between their regular flooding of the bathroom and the ceiling below.

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Re: English plaster

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:26 pm

Always keep this in mind:
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