Can easi fill gypsum be used directly onto plasterboard instead of a proper skim coat?
My builder has ‘dot and dabbed’ plasterboard onto my brick wall, and instead of skimming it, has used easi fill with the intention of sanding it down as a finished result before painting
Will this be as strong as a proper skim? Will it crack?
It is about 1.5m x 2m in size
You need to Plaster it's mutch better
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As you can imagine it won't be as strong without the layer of skim, it's just quicker and cheaper. It won't crack. It's a common finish on new builds these days.
Using easifill is fine on new plasterboard works as long as a paper tape or fiberglass tape is used on the joints. Three coats of easi fill should be used each coat applied after the previous coat has set.Personally i think skimming is a better job
It is fine to use as its purpose is a joint filler which is used for dry lining if used correctly and taped should not crack
Easifil for small area is like polyfiller but nothing can replace the strength off a pure two coat skim
No you should you never use easi fill plaster to do any plastering walls greater than half a metre, it's only used for small hair line cracks or tiny holes.
That's a noo way, if you dot dabbed you must skim leave to dry them paint easyfill is only to be used as a filler
Easi fill over scrimmed joints on the board is fine as it is called tape and join but needs up to three coats and sanding a skim finish is always better and stronger
This can be used as a alternative to skimming and if applied properly can result in a good finish