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DIY Total Joint Finish
DIY Patching Plaster
DIY Trimming Knife
DIY Plasterboard Screws
DIY Supa-Weave F.G.Tape
DIY 150mm Broad Knife
DIY 100mm Broad Knife
DIY Hand Sander
DIY Sandpaper 150 Grit
DIY Dust Mask

Refer to Boral
Plasterboard DIY
Worksheet No. 6 -
Jointing & finishing.
 

Other
Straight Edge
KeyholeSay
Screw Driver

  How to repair your wall    
  Removing damaged plasterboard

   
1
Using the plasterboard patch supplied, cut a piece slightly larger than the hole. Using the plasterboard patch as a template, carefully outline area to be removed.
2
Punch a hole in each corner with a screwdriver.
3
Insert a Keyhole say in hole, hold edge of damaged plasterboard and cut out.


  Installing New Plasterboard Patch

   
1
Slip repair Clips supplied onto the existing wall edge. Use 2 clips for a small patch (10cm square) and 4 clips for larger patch (15cm x 20cm).
2
IScreq repair clips into the wall minimum 20mm from edge and center between tabs. This will line up the Screws with the perforations in the clips. Recess all Screw heads slightly below paper surface.

3
Place new plasterboard patch in position. Gently screw into plasterboard opposite repair clip screws, approx. 20mm from edge.
4
Bend repair clip tabs back and forth until they break off.

  Finishing

   
1
Tape along joint center with Supa-Weave plasterboard tape. Do not overlap tape.
2
Using a broad knife, apply first coat of DIY Total Joint Finish. Spread over joints untl tape is lightly covered. Clean broad knife edge often.
3
Let joint dry and sand lightly with hand sander.

4
Apply finishing coat - Cleaning broad knife edge oftern, spread and taper a thin coat of DIY Total Joint Finish two or three times the width of the tape. This makes the repaired area less visible.
5
When thoroughly dry, sand lightly to a smooth finish with hand sander. (refer to DIY project sheet no.6 - Jointing and finishing)
6
Paint the repaired area with same colour wall paint to finish.


  How to repair cracks    
  Preparation

   
1
Ensure surfaces to be repaired are clean and dry and free of loose material.
2
Mix DIY Patching Plaster according to instructions on packing.
  Filling the Cracks

   
1
Using a small broad knife. press DIY Patching Plaster firmly into wall cracks.
2
Scrape away excess plaster. Allow to set for 2-3 hours, longer in humid conditions.
3
When first coat has set hard, apply a second coat if necessary, tapering beyond edges of cracks.
  Finishing

   
1
Apply finishing coat of DIY Total Joint Finish. Spread lightly beyond edges of cracks.
2
When thoroughly dry, sand lightly to a smooth finish with hand sander. (refer to DIY Boral Plasterboard Project Sheet no. 6 - Jointing and finishing).
3
Paint the repaired area with same colour wall paint to finish.
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