I posted a two part question in relation to patching behind skirting boards and how to reattach here: Reattaching old skirting to stone and brick walls - Also plaster patching
It looks like I have the fixing method sorted but was hoping for some input into the plaster / render side of things which has resulted in a repost over here.
Since moving in I haven't been happy with the architraves and skirting boards in the house as they appear to just be years of built up paint. Instead of just applying another coat of paint to the colour we want I have been systematically removing the skirting boards to remove the paint in the garage, and this also allows me to repaint before attaching again.
The internal walls of the house are double brick and the external walls stone. The walls appear to be rendered and then plastered (not plasterboard). The previous owner had run a bead of silicon or no more gaps along the top of the skirting to seal it against the wall. When I was removing the no more gaps there are some small sections where it has pulled off some render/plaster above the line of the skirting. Sorry for all the photos but it is best to provide more information than not enough.
In other areas the render has broken away behind the level of the skirting as a result of getting the skirting boards off.
So the questions:
- Should I worry about fixing up the broken render sections (which will be hidden behind the skirting)?
- What should I use?
- Can I just use the premixed plaster to smooth the damaged area above the skirting line?