Rusty internal corner plaster beading

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Sarah Granville, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Sarah Granville

    Sarah Granville New Member

    Hi :)
    Im new!
    I have some rust showing through and cracking the plaster on an internal corner. The metal beading is rusting. Can I fix this myself? I have searched the Internet and the advice I have found is as follows...

    Remove old plaster that's flaking off back to the metal. Treat the metal with a rust converter (not sure which one?), re-patch the plaster, sand down and repaint.

    Is that it or is there anything else I should consider? And is this something I can do myself. I don't really want to get in a specialist if I can do it myself :cool: I've attached a photo

    Would really appreciate any advice anyone may have.

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  2. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    Personally I would knock back the plaster & remove the trim completely.
    Fit new plastic trim, & plaster in.
    There is a saying on here, if the job is worth doing, do it once. Properly.
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

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  4. dobbie

    dobbie Screwfix Select

    I would be looking for the cause of the angle bead rusting and the causing the blown plaster.
    It looks like you a have some sort of dampness or leak to cause this,fix that problem and then fit a new bead and plaster/render.
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  5. Sarah Granville

    Sarah Granville New Member

    Yes I think that there may be a damp problem . I was sort doing a bit of head burying with that
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  6. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Condensation can also be a cause.
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  7. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    But, you won't know until you hack it off.
    You gotta start somewhere.
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  8. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    Refreshingly honest. We could do with a dose of that on here now and then. Thank you.
  9. Sarah Granville

    Sarah Granville New Member

    Well, just to update you, I have a plasterer coming round on Monday to look at it. Will keep you posted... now where's that lottery ticket?o_O
  10. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    However competent he may be at plastering, the plasterer might not be the most competent at diagnosing the source of the damp. If it's immediately obvious what's causing it, then go for it. If not, I wouldn't put on any new plaster or beading until the source has been addressed.
  11. Sarah Granville

    Sarah Granville New Member

    Yes I agree. I contacted a damp proof company and they were going to charge me £50 to come out! And that wasn’t taken off the bill at the endeither. I thought that was a bit steep. But I
    OK, so I've contacted damp proof consultants and they were very helpful, hopefully get someone round soon to take a look and see what can be done about emptying my bank account.:(
  12. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  13. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Replace with plastic when all sorted

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