Plastering problems and how to deal with them? Please any information would help

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Jakeevo90, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. Jakeevo90

    Jakeevo90 New Member

    I had my entire house replastered in mid July this year, I have been doing a full renovation of the property so have got round to painting a lot of it now and am just in the process of finishing up the master bedroom (note I most coated the whole property about two weeks or so post the plaster being completed and have been doing the rest of the undercoating and final paint layers bit by bit),

    I applied the undercoat to the ceiling in the last month and came back tonight to give it a final coat, I noticed a few marks which had not really taken the paint and were more black than white, still I applied the second coat, when it has started to dry I noticed one of these marks was more of a bubble than just a mark and after checking it gently saw that it was peeling (not just the paint but the plaster itself coming off with it and revealing the original ceiling),

    I have no experience with plastering but the layer of plaster seems incredibly thin, and I'm wondering on any professional opinions on this?

    I'm going to take another look tomorrow with better lighting to check again how the rest of the ceiling looks but I have a horrible feeling the entire ceiling in the room will need to be replastered,

    That means reaching out to the plasterer and I'm wondering if anyone can set any expectations of what may happen?
    Is it likely I will have to pay again for all the ceiling to be redone? (Given I already paid for the full house to be done),
    Is this fixable without redoing the whole ceiling?
    Are there any other thoughts on this?

    Sorry for all the questions but I have no idea how to handle this with it being my first house or what to expect, the renovation has been a mission already so when I'm closing towards the end this was the last thing I wanted to happen

    *Note* I had a similar issue in my hallway were the plaster fell off the same day, the plasterer believed this was due to the previous owner using a vinyl based paint on the ceiling which the plaster wouldn't bond too, the end result here was I paid for the extra materials and labour for correcting this, this was spotted on the day that it was being done so the extra charge was put into the final bill, I'm hoping this won't be treated the same way given this is two months later and the plaster should have all been set and good by now

    Many thanks for any information and replies

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  2. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    Your plaster is coming away from the original plaster, I suggest that the plasterer did not apply a coat of PVA to the original surface to ensure the skim adhered correctly. Get the plasterer back to carry out remedial work at his own cost, job not done correctly in the first instance. Look carefully for other areas that may also be affected, it may be that the plasterer just missed this bit with PVA or it may be that no PVA was used an any surface.
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  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    There’s not any plumbing up above is there, as it looks like a damp patch.
  4. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    TBH it all looks pretty rough but I agree with Jord about the damp.
  5. Jakeevo90

    Jakeevo90 New Member

    Adding some more photos to show depth of plaster, also see a piece of string coming through, tape maybe?

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  6. Built2last

    Built2last Active Member

    That's the edge of the scrim tape coming through. Do you know if the plasterer did two coats?
  7. Jakeevo90

    Jakeevo90 New Member

    Only one that in aware, once it was done I did point out I could still see tape on the other side of the room so he touched that bit up,

    Been on the phone today but he seems to have gone straight down to blaming the paint on the original ceiling
  8. Jakeevo90

    Jakeevo90 New Member

    No damp jord, however the original ceiling was in a vinyl based paint which I later had problems with in the hallway, seems weird though that's it's took for the two month mark for this to happen
  9. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    You shouldn’t have paid extra for redoing the ceiling tbf, as anyone worth their salt would have prepped it correctly. It’s not to say that everything goes smoothly 100% of the time of course, and there are sometimes unseen issues not spotted at quoting stage, but if I’m dubious about any surface on an over skim, then it either gets gritted or overboarded.
    Jord86 and Resmond like this.

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