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Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is where
the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going right through
it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to use to
fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?

Thanks


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Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is
where the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going right
through it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.


If the hole about 10mm, polyfilla.

any bigger and you will need to be patching a small piece of new PB into the
hole level with the surface - don't worry, it's not hard.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to use to
fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?


You'll be better off with polyfilla for small repairs IME.

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Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is
where the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going right
through it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to use to
fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?

Thanks


Red Devil "ONETIME" filler (or Spackling to a septic)

http://www.reddevil.com/howtopatch.cfm

A little hard to find but look on eBay; TLC Direct; or independent
hardware/tool suppliers.

Fantastic stuff. Truly fantastic.


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On Jan 14, 3:56*pm, "Stephen" wrote:
Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is where
the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going right through
it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to use to
fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?

Thanks


either works fine, as do several other types of filler. Get whatever's
cheapest in the amount you need.


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Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is
where the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going
right through it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to
use to fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?

Thanks


Red Devil "ONETIME" filler (or Spackling to a septic)

http://www.reddevil.com/howtopatch.cfm

A little hard to find but look on eBay; TLC Direct; or independent
hardware/tool suppliers.


Wickes do an identical product
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Ready-Mixed-...ce/invt/607022


Fantastic stuff. Truly fantastic.


It certainly is. Don't use much else.


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On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:56:20 -0000, "Stephen" wrote:
Hi,

I have some wholes in a new flat I've moved into, quite a few, one is where
the door handle of a door has been smashed into the wall going right through
it and the rest are wall plug holes and dings.

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to use to
fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?



Polly filler? Do you stuff parrots?

That's a hole new story ... ;-)
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On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:42:10 -0800 (PST), NT wrote:

Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to

use
to fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?


either works fine, as do several other types of filler.


Plaster goes "off", ie it'll set *very* quickly when old. A mix it
yourself powder filler is my preference. I've never got on with the
ready mixed fillers, the ones I've tried have been "gritty", a bit
dry and thus not very sticky and you have no control on the
consistency. Ready mixed also have a shelf life, dry powders don't
provided you keep 'em dry.

Get whatever's cheapest in the amount you need.


Sort of rules out a 25kg bag of plaster for fiver. B-)

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On Jan 14, 7:58*pm, "Dave Liquorice"
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On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:42:10 -0800 (PST), NT wrote:
Its all plasterboard I think, so what would be the best product to

use
to fill them ? polly filler or plaster ?


either works fine, as do several other types of filler.


Plaster goes "off", ie it'll set *very* quickly when old. A mix it
yourself powder filler is my preference. I've never got on with the
ready mixed fillers, the ones I've tried have been "gritty", a bit
dry and thus not very sticky and you have no control on the
consistency. Ready mixed also have a shelf life, dry powders don't
provided you keep 'em dry.


dry powders do have limited life oncce open, unless you seal them up
airtight


Get whatever's cheapest in the amount you need.


Sort of rules out a 25kg bag of plaster for fiver. *B-)


often does. Lugging a dirty 25kg bag about puts a lot of people off
too.


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On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:50:06 -0800 (PST), NT wrote:

Ready mixed also have a shelf life, dry powders don't provided you

keep
'em dry.


dry powders do have limited life oncce open, unless you seal them up
airtight


Can't say I've had any problems with dry powder filler that must have
been(*) at least 10 years, old probably nearer 20, stored in a dry
enviroment in it's cardboard box with the paper bag just folded over
a few times. Not just a one off either as I've also used stuff that I
bought in the mid to late 80's in the last few years. The tube of
ready mix was next to useless a year or so after opening and wasn't
very nice to use either, too gritty, even when freshly opened.

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On Jan 14, 10:31*pm, "Dave Liquorice"
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On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:50:06 -0800 (PST), NT wrote:
Ready mixed also have a shelf life, dry powders don't provided you

keep
'em dry.


dry powders do have limited life oncce open, unless you seal them up
airtight


Can't say I've had any problems with dry powder filler that must have
been(*) at least 10 years, old probably nearer 20, stored in a dry
enviroment in it's cardboard box with the paper bag just folded over
a few times. Not just a one off either as I've also used stuff that I
bought in the mid to late 80's in the last few years. The tube of
ready mix was next to useless a year or so after opening and wasn't
very nice to use either, too gritty, even when freshly opened.


its certainly an issue with plaster


NT
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