Unfinished fireplace plastering

Our fireplace installer has skimmed the front of our chimney in the living room, but didn't skim the sides. The rest of the living room has been done a few weeks previously, but the on the advice of our plasterer chimney was left as it needed to be done in one go (corners required beading). Are we going to have to get the whole chimney reskimmed when we get the sides skimmed due to the need for beading? Many thanks Chris

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Yes you will need to skim the whole chimney again if you need beading on the sides
28th Oct 2021
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D. S. Reactive
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Hi Chris, ideally it should have been skimmed using beads but you could feather the corners in.
2nd Nov 2021
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A skim bead is used to give a straight angle on corners a decent plasterer should be able to feather this into the chimney brest
11th Nov 2021
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No you can use stop beads.

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16th Nov 2021
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S&H Plastering
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You can use stop beads for the side parts of the chimney breast and plaster these separate to the front. Would recommend putting normal standard angle beads on the corners and plaster the whole chimney breast as the finish on the corners will be much cleaner and sharper on the eye.
22nd Nov 2021
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Yes a professional job will require the skimming of the whole Chimney.
23rd Nov 2021
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