Hi all, I have a lath & plaster cracked ceiling repair to do and I need some advice on how to best tackle this problem. The cracks extend to the cornice as well, so those cracks need to be filled, made good and painted as well.
Originally, the hall ceiling was covered with woodchip wallpaper. I removed the woodchip paper and sanded the ceiling using a Mirka Deros using 80 grit Abranet abrasives. Doing so, I have eliminated almost all of the glue that held the wallpaper to the ceiling. The ceiling cracks extend to the nearby cornice all around.
I have not cleaned out the cracks on the ceiling, nor have I filled any of the cracks yet. I have, however, cleaned out some of the cracks on the cornice (see photos attached). I was thinking of using the Toupret 1.5Kg tub ready-mixed filler to fill the cracks, both on the ceiling and cornice, then sand the ceiling using Mirka Abranet abrasives (240 or 320?). The plan so far is, once the I finish sanding the ceiling, to cover it with the Wallrock Fibreliner Plus 180 - one of those paste-the-wall type of lining papers. I will be using the Wallrock Power Adhesive as glue for the lining paper.
The fiberliner will not expand or contract, which in my opinion would make it an ideal lining paper for the plaster/lath ceiling I have. Am I correct to just use the filler to fill in the ceiling cracks, versus using the filler, together with something like the Toupret scrim tape? Others on this forum mention the Toupret Elafib, however would that be easy to sand? Others even suggest using the
Do I need to PVA the cracks before filling them in? I have read conflicting views on this topic.
Here are the paints I am going to be painting the ceiling & cornice with:
Cornice: Loft White 222 Little Greene Absolute Matt Emulsion
Ceiling: Strong White 2001 Farrow-Ball Absolute Estate Emulsion
Once I fill in the large cracks, do I need to skim the whole ceiling with something like the Toupret TX 130, or is that step not needed since I will be applying lining paper over the ceiling?
I am planning to paint two coats of the Little Greene paint over the lining paper. Any objections?
I have two more rooms, the downstairs living room, and the master bedroom upstairs, whose ceilings need to have the same kind of repairs.