We now have a ceiling in the kitchen! Go me!
You know you’re starting to age when you struggle to hold a sheet of plasterboard above your head and screw it in place. I managed the first sheet on my own, but had to give in and draft our Son in to help with the rest.
To date, I have single-handedly:-
- Taken down the old ceiling
- Installed new wiring for cooker, power, lights, smoke/heat alarms, central heating, TV aerial, telephone, disconnected old lighting circuit & connect new recessed pot lights.
- Knocked through for the extractor and installed ducting
- Plastered and made good damaged surfaces
- Re-structured ceiling to allow for supporting metric plasterboard
- Taped and filled ceiling
- Painted ceiling
- Removed/re-hung kitchen cabinets to allow access
Next step is to start putting Humpty back together again. Hopefully the materials will appear over the weekend to allow me to continue.
Nice work Tom. Will you be plastering too? Now that’s a skill I’d like to learn. We’ve got a small under stairs cupboard that needs replastering – the laths are are all bare. As its out of sight I’m going to give it a go in the summer.
I do small bits of plaster patching, but have only done full ceilings twice. There’s a cracking video on youtube with a plumber teaching a photographer to plaster
I’m a bit heavy handed, but manage not too badly.
This time round the ceiling was just taped and filled at the joints.
Know your limits and bow out gracefully! Did I see an old post of your making a pen. Maybe a year or two back? What finish did you use? I tried a few coats of CA glue and think I sanded it all off again……..even with 12,000 grit pads. Next time I’m going to try oil/CA glue and then just plain wax as well.
I used to use boiled linseed oil/ca combo, but found the finish delaminated after a time. Apparently the oil is to help the glue cure.
I buy the no-nonsense thick CA from screwfix which comes with a tin of accelerator. I use the medium no-nonsense CA to finish pens using the accelerator before applying the glue.
I cut the glue back between coats with 00-00 wire wool. It takes care though, because one nanosecond of inattention and the pen grabs the wire wool and winds it on.