Plastering Question

Have been told to apply pva mix 3 times mon, wed, fri before he plasters on saturday, is this normal practice as the house is fairly old? and what mix should be used?

Thanks for the advise, all been sorted and it's looking good.

4 Answers

Best Answer

I wound'nt use PVA as theres a better product on the Market. Thistle Bond-it. made by British Gypsum, you only need to apply this 24hrs before a re-skim and only apply once. Its green in colour so you can see where you have been.

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Answered 15th Aug 2011

DJB Building Contractors

Member since 27 Jun 2008

PVA 3 times?
Shouldn't need to do any more than twice on any background and you should always plaster onto PVA when it's tacky anyway as Brian has said.
As for Daves suggestion then yes you could use Thistle Bond-it but i use Febond Blue-grit as it's half the price of Thistle.
Using these will also give the background a better 'key' for the plaster as well,especially if they are low suction/painted walls.
I would certainly question your 'plasterers' advice though.


Answered 16th Aug 2011

carl melady

Member since 1 Jun 2008

Mix about 4/5 to 1 pva, one coat about 24hr before plastering and 2nd coat just before plastering, wait for it to go tacky.
Add some food dye to see where you have covered.

Answered 15th Aug 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

bloody plasterer should be doing that anyway after all
your paying him ???
5:1 for dry walls let it go off 40 mins max then 3:1 before mixing up it with my dad did it and the way i do it ;)

Answered 26th Aug 2011


Member since 13 Jan 2009

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