Use of easi fill

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

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You need to Plaster it's mutch better
12th Oct 2019
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Range Plastering
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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.
11th Oct 2019
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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
6th Nov 2019
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West Windsor walls
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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
28th Dec 2019
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Easifil for small area is like polyfiller but nothing can replace the strength off a pure two coat skim
7th Dec 2019
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Prestige plasterer
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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.
9th Jan 2020
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The Builders Hub
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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
10th Jan 2020
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JP Plastering
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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
14th Jan 2020
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Scott Goodwin
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This can be used as a alternative to skimming and if applied properly can result in a good finish
20th Jan 2020
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