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Porch plastering

Anonymous user 17 May 2020 - 9.28 AM

Hi bought a house that has a porch at the front so when i enter theres stone wall bricks on the walls i have noticed some water marks going down on one side and also noticed some white patches which i believe is efflorescence.. it usually smells a little strange when we open the porch door to go in what i want help with is is it possible to plaster the area to make it look neat and pain it all and also the cladding on the ceiling can i plaster board that too? And what options do i have with the smell and patches? I dont think there is any vent or anything there thanks

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Anonymous user

Absolutely, walls can be plastered, depending on the type of walls whether it would be best to use traditional lime or a Gypline system to help with damp/heating etc.. ceiling is a simple task for applying new plasterboard and skim. Hope this is helpful, any more info needed don’t hesitate to contact me anytypeplastering at mail.com

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17 May 2020

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McColl Plastering
Rating: 5 out of 5553 reviews
Preston

If it’s a stone wall it would have probably been lime plaster originally, if it’s been patched with gypsum plaster or cement that would trapped any moisture which would cause the smell. Re doing the work with a lime plaster may be best on the walls the ceiling could be re boarded and skimmed

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17 May 2020

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Traditional Plastering Services
Rating: 5 out of 55512 reviews
Wallsend

If there is any sign of damp or water 💧 coming in before any type of plastering is done you will need to correct that issue first or it will not be water tight Hope this helps Tps

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27 May 2020

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S whalley
Rating: 4.6 out of 54.6510 reviews
Kilgetty

I would dot and dad the walls using moisture resistant plasterboard including ceiling if ii a false ceiling if not blue grit the ceiling then it is all ready for scimming hope that was helpful

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28 May 2020

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Viking Property Solutions inc:Dampfix
Rating: 4.9 out of 54.9567 reviews
Manchester

It sounds like the porch has got or has had a leak in the roof if the water marks are coming down one side, if it is still leaking, you need to deal with that first, if it's already been sorted then the brick has become damp and this also needs to be dealt with before applying any plaster or board, if you don't deal with the damp issue first, the problem will just come back and ruin all your new plaster.

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28 May 2020

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Anonymous user

The chances are the porch is single skin and the moisture damp is leeching through to the paintwork also the external pointing could be looked at, the proper Job would be to baton and dry line with plasterboard then skim, you could also seal the brickwork inside with a bitumen resin insulate and then stud and board depending on how far you want to go with the price, bonding is a porous material so over time the same problem could occur on a single skin l so if you kept the single skin the better job would be a waterproof render that would need metal lathe drilled and screwed to the wall, hope this helps.

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4 June 2020

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