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    Hi Schmick, I would be leaving it at least 24...

    Hi Schmick,
    I would be leaving it at least 24 hours until I painted. It will need to dry overnight before it can be sanded.
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    Hi, We are in Taree, but work in Port often....

    Hi,

    We are in Taree, but work in Port often. I could make these panels for you if you are able to wait until april to pick them up. I am sure a local could knock these up for you though.

    MP.
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    hi again Is this pattern in the bathroom...

    hi again

    Is this pattern in the bathroom ceiling you are removing. Maybe you can have a cast made of it. A fibrous plasterer should have no problem replicating this for you. I have installed this...
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    Hi Make It Work Ornemental fibrous plaster. I...

    Hi Make It Work

    Ornemental fibrous plaster. I & V Plaster in Condell Park, Baileys in Peakhurst or Sydney Plasterworks in Smithfield are your best bets. If you have no luck, we custom make...
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    They have been trying to introduce a license...

    They have been trying to introduce a license demerit system here in NSW for these reasons.
    Similar services are available here but are often overlooked. Labelling a builder or client unreasonable or...
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    I don't know why any "tradesman" would be getting...

    I don't know why any "tradesman" would be getting bubbles in their tapes!
    I have to agree with Rod on the mesh tape though. Too many times repairing the stuff to ever use or recommend it's useage,...
  7. A lot of problems occur through the back of the...

    A lot of problems occur through the back of the plasterboard (unsealed). An outdoor ceiling is subject to long periods of high relative humidity, and varying ambient temperatures. The opposite is...
  8. I couldn't recommend standard plasterboard...

    I couldn't recommend standard plasterboard outside to my mother in-law, God bless her. You guys must be getting a better quality board in Melbourne.
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    If you decide to remove the existing ceiling, be...

    If you decide to remove the existing ceiling, be prepared to replace the battens or remove altogether. This will depend on the condition & how level your joists are. It will be hard to seperate the...
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    Don't be too concerned about weight, your ceiling...

    Don't be too concerned about weight, your ceiling has nothing on some of the ornamental ceilings around.
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    If you can get the sag out of it, there is no...

    If you can get the sag out of it, there is no reason why you couldn't go straight under.
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    Welcome Pinkstuff, Plaster away!!! Chances...

    Welcome Pinkstuff,

    Plaster away!!! Chances are they stopped working years ago.
  13. Thanks Pro Wasn't quite sure, makes sense...

    Thanks Pro

    Wasn't quite sure, makes sense though.
    Cheers MP.
  14. Hi Whiteknight Ceiling plasterboard will be...

    Hi Whiteknight

    Ceiling plasterboard will be fine in a normal bathroom.
    Anywhere there is a body of water kept for long periods ie. spa, indoor pool, water feature etc. I would install...
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    Hi Mrs Got 2 I replace this stuff for a...

    Hi Mrs Got 2

    I replace this stuff for a living, and yes, it is possible to remove and keep your architraves in place. The best way is to cut around the doors and windows leaving 100mm of fibrous...
  16. Hi Chris It doesn,t need to get wet, it will...

    Hi Chris

    It doesn,t need to get wet, it will absorb the moisture out of the air. If the ground gets wet below, it will draw condensation. What sort of structure is it? How far will the...
  17. :Dlol! Very funny.:D Paper and chalk, is not the...

    :Dlol! Very funny.:D Paper and chalk, is not the answer .
  18. Standard plasterboard will sag, especially if the...

    Standard plasterboard will sag, especially if the deck gets wet. I have seen ceiling plasterboard sag on 450mm centres outside. Fibro could be an option if weight allows.
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    If the fibro is in good condition otherwise, it...

    If the fibro is in good condition otherwise, it should pose no risk to your health. It is only when the fibres are exposed it becomes a worry. Have a good look amongst the dust for small fine fibres,...
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    If your using the pre-mixed stuff from a bucket,...

    If your using the pre-mixed stuff from a bucket, you could be there days waiting for it to dry.
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    Hi Greencheese It all depends on what...

    Hi Greencheese

    It all depends on what compound your using. Usually an hour would be enough. I would wait until it is hard and the heat has gone from the joint, otherwise you may end up with pin...
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    Hi EelsMan The fibro in the toilet/laundry...

    Hi EelsMan

    The fibro in the toilet/laundry will more than likely contain asbestos. Fibrous plaster has the "horse Hair" normally visible from the back.
    Go The Mighty EELS!!!
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    Yep, Ronaldo is right. It just makes it easier to...

    Yep, Ronaldo is right. It just makes it easier to install.
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    Hi barney, I sent you some details (pm) of the...

    Hi barney,
    I sent you some details (pm) of the guys I use. They stock a lot of plaster cornice and can make special orders. Let me know how you go.
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    The radius is fibrous plaster, similar to...

    The radius is fibrous plaster, similar to cornice, installed before the ceilings and walls.
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    Thats right, barney. Paper tape should always sit...

    Thats right, barney. Paper tape should always sit in the recess, try to avoid overlapping and run them all under the angles. Cut the tape at every internal and external to avoid cracks and excessive...
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    Hi barney Cut the paper tape at the ext before...

    Hi barney
    Cut the paper tape at the ext before the angle goes on.
  28. Who mentioned easy-tape. I'll be having...

    Who mentioned easy-tape. I'll be having nightmares for months!!!
  29. Hi ptrott Use cornice cement, mix a portion...

    Hi ptrott

    Use cornice cement, mix a portion with table salt to increase setting time. The more salt the quicker it will harden. You may be able to multi coat with one mix. Have done this repair...
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    Hi foaley77 I would definately level it out...

    Hi foaley77

    I would definately level it out first. Basecoat 45 is fine.
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    Just as well, really!!!! :U Hope you have a...

    Just as well, really!!!! :U Hope you have a speedy recovery, mate.
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    Hi manofaus You can buy plasterboard with only 1...

    Hi manofaus
    You can buy plasterboard with only 1 recessed edge. however it may be a special order. 2 x 1350s and 90mm cornice should cover anyway.
  33. Where are you buying boral at that price?

    Where are you buying boral at that price?
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    I want a job with bricks!!! Running a business...

    I want a job with bricks!!!
    Running a business on $40.00 an hour is near impossible. Even more impossible is getting clients to pay me $1600.00 a week.
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    What? One company bad mouthing another! I don't...

    What? One company bad mouthing another! I don't believe it!
    Anything for a sale, compare warranties.
  36. Makita is a good choice, mine are very reliable....

    Makita is a good choice, mine are very reliable. A lot of jamming issues are caused through screw choice, some work better than others.
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    It doesn't really matter whether you use stud...

    It doesn't really matter whether you use stud adhesive or not, just keep the screws and glue 200mm apart.
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    Hi Topcoat will be fine.

    Hi
    Topcoat will be fine.
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    There are many ways of finishing butt joints,...

    There are many ways of finishing butt joints, even done properly you will only achieve the illusion of flatness. The rondo product or similar, when installed correctly IS undetectable.
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    Hi col5555 The Rhondo product is great to get a...

    Hi col5555
    The Rhondo product is great to get a flat finish on the butt joints, the traditional way is acceptable just more plastering to get flat. Back block all the recesses you can, will save...
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