Sign in to follow this  
Toppers

Dot & Dab Tips

Recommended Posts

A few questions:

 

Is there a better trowel to use for applying the dots to the wall?

 

I'm applying the plasterboards (12.5mm square edge) to new blockwork do I need to PVA the walls first before the dots?

 

Should I do the window/door reveals first before boarding across the face?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bucket trowel is good - also helps you scoop it out the bucket!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No need to pva

use a bucket trowel to flick the dabs on 

Put your reveals on first with two continuous lines to stop them tipping out of square 

Allow 40 mil past the block to give you about 25 mil dab 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, nod said:

No need to pva

use a bucket trowel to flick the dabs on 

Put your reveals on first with two continuous lines to stop them tipping out of square 

Allow 40 mil past the block to give you about 25 mil dab 

 

 

Thanks, is it worth wetting the wall first at all or just stick onto the dry blockwork?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Toppers said:

 

Thanks, is it worth wetting the wall first at all or just stick onto the dry blockwork?

No

no need 

3BC2C619-23E9-45C7-BBA8-DF59438BD38B.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, nod said:

3BC2C619-23E9-45C7-BBA8-DF59438BD38B.jpeg

 

That's a cracking kids climbing wall! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, nod said:

No need to pva

use a bucket trowel to flick the dabs on 

Put your reveals on first with two continuous lines to stop them tipping out of square 

Allow 40 mil past the block to give you about 25 mil dab 

 

25mm dab bloody hell!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Oz07 said:

25mm dab bloody hell!

Pretty normal for window walls 

You often find the reveals run out 

You have 40 max at one point 

but only have 20 at another 

In the unlikely event your block work is plumb you could reduce this to 30 mil 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you talking including the board. Sorry I thought you meant just the dab

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this