Renovation project - French plaster boarding and joint filling
Now that we have no more guests we can continue on the living room ceiling, this is the same as the kitchen; John is going to plaster board in between the beams.
This means that we will have full insulation without losing the beams.
And because we have done this once before we know the best way to do it, rather than have the full size plaster boards, we buy the smaller size which are easier to cut and means a lot less waste.
Once they are all in place the joints need to be filled, so while he is on plastering duties the walls at the side of the fireplace get a coat as well, these were really rough, but not in a “in keeping with the age of the house” kind of way, just in a really crappy kind of way.
It’s also really nice to see John plastering without all the cursing he used to do, it’s only taken a few years but he is now used to the French plaster.
The best joint filler John has found is in the picture below, this is relatively easy to use and sands well. Some that he used were to hard, some to soft (wow I sound like Goldilocks and the 3 bears porridge!) some also shrunk. But he was really happy with this one. we bought it at Brico depot.
It is getting really exciting now the house is finally coming together and starting to feel quite cosy