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Pic of the Week. In the pitlane at EnduroKa. Tack the string to the back of the patch with a nail. To keep the patch in position as the plaster sets, stretch the piece of string taut and tie it to a chair or the wall opposite. With larger holes, build up the filler layer upon layer, leaving each layer to dry before adding the next. This coating should prevent the dry, old plasterboard or blocks drawing all the moisture out of the new plaster, leaving it as cracked as it was before.

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Using an offcut of old plasterboard, cut a patch that poyfilla can fit through the hole but is larger than the hole. Leave to dry before applying the final coat.

The misery goes on, in this hair tearing decorating fiasco! King Herald Original Poster 23, posts months. This nifty trick helps the filler bond to the surface. With larger holes, build up the filler layer upon layer, leaving each layer to dry before adding the next.

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Reverse process when finished. This makes them more suitable for filling deep holes.

Start by neatening the edge of the hole with a craft knife. However, broken laths may be the cause of your broken plaster. After you’ve chopped your hole clean to the brick or blockwork and brushed away all the dust, paint PVA glue on to the area, mixed 5 parts water to 1 part glue.


Don’t nail or staple it or you risk causing more damage to the laths and surrounding plaster. Because of its smooth plastic texture, however, it will stand out like a sore thumb if used to fill holes in the middle of walls. They harden by evaporation and shrink as they dry out, so if you’re using it to fill a deep hole it can take an age to set.

Loosen the nuts where it connects to the pipe work,pick the radiator off the mounts, swing it down to the floor, tighten the nuts. First, remove the debris from the edge of the hole until you reach a point on the wall where the plaster is still securely attached to the laths.

Now put the piece of mesh in place and secure it around the edges with a plaster undercoat. I removed the radiator in the already polyfilla-ruined room, to get behind it and remove the ten scruffy torn-edged layers of overlapping and hideous wallpaper the previous blind dwarfish mutant occupants were too f kin’ lazy polyvilla take off, thinking nobody would see their mess. Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 18th March Overview Products All Products.

OK, so I’m acting like a 6 year old!! And to really boil my piss they can’t even spell the f kin’ name properly! B17NNS 18, posts months. Tack the string to the back of the patch with a nail. It’s not actually plaster, but is outstanding for larger areas and sticks to polyfila wall better than the float!

Multi-Surface Repair | LePage® Polyfilla®

The product is specially formulated to produce a high compressive strength and excellent adhesion under most conditions Suitable for use under damp conditions It mixes easily with water to a lump-free and slump resistant paste which can be applied to a smooth finish When mixed has a working time of 30 minutes under normal conditions Sands easily especially when smoothed before final cure takes place Does not shrink when setting and is able to withstand shock, vibration and impact.


Seriously though, was it the readymade stuff or did you mix it yourself. Well done, 2 euphemisms in 1 thread title!!!! Don’t polyfillw paint can be used as a kind of filler and that small cracks, especially in wood, can often be painted out by simply going over the area with your paint brush a few times.

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To plaster over small holes, first scrape off any old loose plaster with the edge of a scraper or filling knife. Polyfiilla done, 2 euphemisms in 1 thread title!!! Patch a lath-and-plaster wall Providing your laths the horizontal wooden struts to which the plaster was originally secured are still secure, you can fill small holes in old lath-and-plaster walls in the same way as an ordinary plaster wall.

Polyfilla, why doesn’t it go hard on wood????? To make sure it sticks fast, force the plaster in between the laths. Paste the filler at right angles to the hole, pressing the plaster firmly into place until it is raised slightly pklyfilla than the surface.