Plastering Question

Finishing plasterboard wall

I have just plaster boarded a wall, applied scrim to the joints and put a thin layer of "Two coat jointing and finish for drywall systems". I think the wall is almost completely dry (only v. small area still discoloured), but the surface doesn't seem that hard.

if i scratch a fingernail across it the plaster can be quite easily gouged away, and i'm worried if i move furniture back against it, it will crack and chip.

Please help, it there something i can coat the wall with that will strengthen it?

Would a PVA or emulsion solution help. I really need something that i can just coat on (mixing up more plaster would be v difficult)

PLEASE HELP

2 Answers

Drywall joints are not the best for strength, you can have the wall skimmed but this would need a tradesman to finish correctly.If you post this as a job i'm sure you will get a plasterer to do for a reasonable price.
Hope this helps
Tony

Answered 19th Aug 2012

A.J Plastering and Tiling

Member since 23 Dec 2008

Get it plastered, drywall is a waste of time in my opinion.

Answered 19th Aug 2012

Total-Interior

Member since 8 Sep 2011

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