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    Default Removing Cornice Cement

    I am in the process of renovating the bathroom and I want to get rid of the old 75mm cornice and finish the walls square with the ceiling.

    My ceiling is Stramit Board and I need a way to remove the last traces of the cornice cement without damaging the surface of the ceiling which is essentilly the same surface as gyprock - some sort of thick paper based material so not all that durable.

    Given the cornice cement is a calcium based product I thought something like vinegar might do the trick but I am looking for suggestions please

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    Hi Ian, if you can find a better way than scaping it off I would love to know!

    A sharp chisle is as good a tool as any to remove cornice cement carefully. If you do damage the surface it can be patched.

    Happy scraping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod@plasterbrok View Post
    Hi Ian, if you can find a better way than scaping it off I would love to know!..
    Sorry Rod, no good news I'm afraid.

    I spent all bloody afternoon doing exactly as you describe. Got a pain in the neck as a bonus

    Still, it's done now, and there's not too many places to patch.

    Thank you for your reply. I figured if anyone knew it would be you

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    Cheers Ian,

    BTW I love your dogs. I have a Border as well. She is disabled and has a set of wheels to get around.


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    Ah yes, the fur-kids - we love 'em too.
    Used to know a bloke who had a daschund who had some sort of spinal problem and he had rigged a set of rear wheels for her. I presume your little mate has a similar problem.

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    Yep Ally has a crushed disk, about 4 years now. She is going well and comes out with me every day for a round of golf in her trolley.

    She is well known around Bundoora now!!

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    Rod,
    Good to hear.
    Our Nell (the one on the right) has a buggered cruciate ligament in her right rear which tends to slow her up a bit but she still seems to get along OK.

    Unfortunately, at 12, she's too old for surgery, otherwise I wouldn't hesitate

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    They are nice looking dogs Ian. Ally is stll going ok, but comming up to 13 this month. I cant take her on the golf course any longer as she finds it hard going on grass over a long distance.

    She is ok still on pavement though.

    I hope your dog keeps walking ok. They take a hell of of a lot to look after when not mobile but worth it IMO.

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