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|How to repair cracked plaster5|
Cracks in plaster walls are caused by movement, vibration or settling of the house frame and structure. Repair cracks and minor damage using gypsum-based one-coat plaster powder.
|How to patch up plasterboard3|
For large holes that can’t be repaired with just a filling compound, remove the damaged section, cutting it to the wall studs then add timber supports for securing a new piece of plasterboard
|Filling awkward gaps and holes2|
Tips and advice on how to fill awkward gaps and holes in your home
|Filling small holes and cracks in plaster2|
Small cracks, dents, holes or gouges in plaster walls or ceilings can be repaired with interior filler.
|Patching damaged plater - Use ready-mixed plaster1|
Large cracks, holes or crumbling areas of plaster can generally be repaired quickly and cheaply with plaster.
|Patching damaged plaster - using ordinary plaster1|
This is the least expensive plaster, but requires considerable skill to achieve a professional finish. It is applied in two coats and you need to work fast. It’s a good idea to practise somewhere inconspicuous before beginning the job.
|Reinforce a damaged corner1|
If an external corner is prone to damage, reinforce it with expanded metal angle beading before plastering the wall
|How to patch fibre cement1|
Work on cement sheet installed before the early 1980s should be done by a professional specialist due to risk of asbestos. Since then, fibre cement (FC) sheeting made with the safer cellulose has been used.
|How to repair a hole in plaster1|
If a section of plaster comes away from the wall, tap around the hole to check that there isn’t more loose plaster before doing the repair.
|How to fix a plasterboard crack1|
Due to vibration and movement joint cracks tend to occur at the corners of windows and door openings, the weakest points of the house frame.
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