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- Make sure all plasterboard joins to be filled are free from dust and loose plaster.
- Before taping plasterboard joins, pre fill any gaps wider than 5mm.
- Check all nail heads are below the surface of the plasterboard.
- Fibre glass plastering tape should only be used on plasterboard wall joins.
- Use plasterers paper tape for all plasterboard ceiling joins, plasterboard BUTT JOINTS and internal corners. Never use fibreglass tape on plasterboard butt joins or internal corners.
- Scape back excess plasterboard jointing cement between coats.
- Don't try to fully fill plasterboard joins on the 1st coat.
- Always use a 3 coat system.
- There are several critical areas to check for a flat finish.
- The junction of a plasterboard join and an external corner.
- The junction of a plasterboard join and an internal corner.
- The Junction of a recessed plasterboard join and a butt join
- The 3 way intersections of internal corners
- To check these area use a plasterers 12" joint knife on its edge
- Keep sanding plasterboard joins to a minimum, do not to scuff board when sanding.
- Store bags of plasterboard stopping plaster off concrete.
- Make sure top coat is not out of date,(some products can get mouldy if out of date).
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