Ceiling fixers - Best way to patch holes from bayonet fittings

Hi guys

Hoping the resident ceiling fixers may be able to give some advice on the best way to patch the small holes left by bayonet fittings after having downlights installed. Mainly do I need to bother with tape etc? or just fill the holes and sand smooth? Also, any reccomendations on which brand products to go with? Hoping to just do it once and do it properly.

Cheers

Steve 


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 Hole size about 30mm?Just

Sun, 2018-01-07 13:23

 Hole size about 30mm?

Just back block it and fill it 

If u tape it u must go outwards 3x the hole size

I would recommend usg easy sand in 5 min can get from boral

Id still use a top coat then sand seal and paint  

Or i can do it for you for $$

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 Yep what he said.. if you

Sun, 2018-01-07 13:42

 Yep what he said.. if you want to be anal you can tape or put fibre fuse over it. but you may get a hump if you don't do it correctly 

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Sun, 2018-01-07 13:26

 Hi Steve

Grab some fibreglass mesh tape and cover the holes first

then a coat of base coat when nearly dry scrape plaster bulge flat let dry

then a coat of top coat allow to dry then sand

 Cheers 

 

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Cheers guys, so by back block

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:44

Cheers guys, so by back block it you mean glueing another piece in the ceiling so the holes are 'blocked off' then filling the hole, waiting for it to dry, then put a final top coat on?

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 Yeah but do 2 base coats one

Sun, 2018-01-07 21:39

 Yeah but do 2 base coats one top coat 

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 Not really necessary to use

Mon, 2018-01-08 09:18

 Not really necessary to use tape for such small holes. Wouldn’t worry about it. Get some quick set base coat from csr, fill your holes and make sure you scrape the excess off while still green. Once dry give it a second base coat and let completely dry. Then apply top coat and sand once dry. Should be able to do all three coats in one day and sand the next. Also, only apply skim coats otherwise you’ll end up with a bulging lumpy mess.