Plasterboard adhesive

Discussion in 'Apprentice Talk' started by Keiran O'Connor, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Keiran O'Connor

    Keiran O'Connor New Member

    Left some in a bucket and it went solid and rain and frost never made it crumble, just stayed Rock solid. So thought why not use it to patch up this little bit of concrete by the gate.

    am obviously going to be slammed for this

    but does anybody think it’ll set because 3 hours later it’s still as soft as it was when I laid it.

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  2. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    You should of run masking or duck tape either side to keep clean and bought some concrete mix you just add water for that repair.

    Plasterboard adhesive is gypsum based and won't last long outside.

    As for not setting it can take a few hours. And several days to dry out..

    That's all I want to say..
  3. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

    If it’s still soft scrape it out.
  4. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    On a cosmetic note - stark difference in colour between old and new

    Is that ok and no issue there ?

    Apart from this, no, it’s not suitable
  5. Worcesterman

    Worcesterman Member

    It won’t last long. So many other options.
  6. Keiran O'Connor

    Keiran O'Connor New Member

    Scrapped it out, start again tomorrow. Had to use chisel for bottom layers 6cm deep
  7. Keiran O'Connor

    Keiran O'Connor New Member

    Bought this hope this will be better.

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  8. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    It's still the wrong stuff, that's for internal floors.
  9. And probably 10x the price of what is needed !
  10. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

  11. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

  12. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    Ready mix or a bag of ballast and cement will cost you less than a tenner.
  13. Worcesterman

    Worcesterman Member

    Ballast and cement would work fine.
  14. Keiran O'Connor

    Keiran O'Connor New Member

    I terna
    Internal and external floors mate
  15. Worcesterman

    Worcesterman Member

    Probably work but really meant for larger shallower surfacing. It’ll look a bit smooth next to your slabs.

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