Plastering behind kitchen cabinets?

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Valerie Jezequel, Sep 18, 2022.


Should you plaster being new kitchen cabinets?

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  1. Valerie Jezequel

    Valerie Jezequel New Member

    I am in the middle of installing a new kitchen. The old one has now been gutted, leaving quite damaged walls. Someone came to patch them up (bonding?) and I am now waiting for the plasterer to come. Should he plaster the entire walls? Also the fitters are running late in their schedule, and the plasterer will come two days before fitting the cabinets. Will this leave enough for the plaster to sufficiently dry?
  2. damian0612

    damian0612 New Member

    2 days is plenty of time for it to dry, just make sure you either have good ventilation or put the heating on, you’ll be able to see it drying out. Takes about a week or so to dry out completely. If painting it, ensure you water down the first coat - see here also, a plasterer can’t really patch up, better doing an entire wall. My advice is even if it looks sort of ok, get it skimmed as you’ll be glad in the long run.

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