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    I have a house to cove. The ceilings and walls have just been plastered so do I have to PVA first , and if so, put the coving up when the bonding is tacky?
    Its BG 5" coving and I will probably use BG joint filler to stick it on .
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    I never PVA skim before I cove, but use cove adhesive. Saying that, I have had the odd piece come off where the plasterer has polished the walls up too much and the adhesive hasn't bonded. Now, I just put a couple of sheradised pins in each piece, punched in and filled over, to be safe. You will find that joint filler will suck in very quickly on new plaster.

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    If its been polished pva first, better to be safe now then sorry in 3 months when you get a phone call saying the covings blown of the wall

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    i allways pva new plaster and all painted areas they only thing i dont pva is new plaster board it will save you going back in two or three weeks to refit it all again . I only use a weak mix of pva and put it up with a roller. Pva all rooms first then cove .
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    I would pva it,with new plaster its better to be safe than sorry.

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    always pva m8 and dont use joint filler it will come down,use bg cove adhesive and you will have no worries

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    Thanks for all the advice, guys! cheers

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    always seal new plaster, i use PVA and add a little to BG joint filler in the mix......like shite on a stick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I have a house to cove. The ceilings and walls have just been plastered so do I have to PVA first , and if so, put the coving up when the bonding is tacky?
    Its BG 5" coving and I will probably use BG joint filler to stick it on .
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    i always pva the plaster as i went to price a house to paint and the douchebag who plasterd it and coved it hadnt pva`d the areas and all his coving had fallen down.
    but he didnt use cove adhesive he used fast set. i always use fast set but on plaster i deffo pva it just to be sure =]

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    Lol it wasnt the house I done then! I've coved a few jobs since, onto plaster, and always pva where the coving goes. Even used fast set on occasion and no probs

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    i fcukin hope it wasnt a house you done lol! it was a mess! all the coving had to get thrown his ceilings were all over the place lol waste of money id have called him back but hes keener on the bottle than the work like

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