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Yep - Plaster it in two parts, a coarse plaster to fill up to a mm or two and then a fine finishing plaster to level off - allow to completely dry before finishing, and remember to wet the wall down to get the best bond before applying

 

Caveat - I'm an electronics engineer by trade, so you may want to obtain professional advice before slapping any muck on the wall

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@RoverDomI'd probably just use the coarse plaster, rub it down & then tile over it, but Jimbo's way is how to do it properly.

The fun bit will be taking the taps off to get the towel in. I f*cking hate plumbing! My only advice on that would be to make sure you get a basin wrench before you start!

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1 hour ago, windymiller7 said:

@RoverDomI'd probably just use the coarse plaster, rub it down & then tile over it, but Jimbo's way is how to do it properly.

The fun bit will be taking the taps off to get the towel in. I f*cking hate plumbing! My only advice on that would be to make sure you get a basin wrench before you start!

Another vote for the basin wrench, you can get telescopic ones nowadays. I remember struggling under a cast iron bath with an adjustable spanner many years ago. I was really giving it plenty when the adjustable slipped off and I ended up punching the bath side by accident. I just lay there waiting for the pain to subside. I'm not a big fan of adjustables. I was pulling upward with a lot of force on one when it slipped again. I was leaning over the job and I punched myself clean on the nose ! I had a quick look around the workshop just to make sure no one had seen me do it !

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2 hours ago, windymiller7 said:

@RoverDomI'd probably just use the coarse plaster, rub it down & then tile over it, but Jimbo's way is how to do it properly.

The fun bit will be taking the taps off to get the towel in. I f*cking hate plumbing! My only advice on that would be to make sure you get a basin wrench before you start!

I went for the budget version of taping some plastic bags round the taps and basin instead. 

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I've got water running down my walls (it's getting in where the ceiling meets the wall). Is there any type of sealant product that would stop it? 

Ultimately I need to get someone in to fix the roof (probs a missing slate) but I'm covid-terrified so that isn't happening for a while.

Any ideas? Or would paint seal it?

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17 hours ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

I've got water running down my walls (it's getting in where the ceiling meets the wall). Is there any type of sealant product that would stop it? 

Ultimately I need to get someone in to fix the roof (probs a missing slate) but I'm covid-terrified so that isn't happening for a while.

Any ideas? Or would paint seal it?

Problem is if you do not find where the source of the water is getting in and sort it, applying a waterproof sealant to where you can see it running down the walls is going to make your problems worse by creating a bigger area of water damage.

Might be as simple as a slipped slate, that just needs sliding back into place. Gutters blocked?

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1 hour ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

cheers @perthblue02. I need to stop being tight and get a roofer in to have a look!

I had a similar issue years ago.

Where the gutter sections connected the seal had broke, water poured down the wall for weeks.
Waited for a dry day, sealant gun (£5) and sealed the gap, job done.

If you get a roofer in you’ll need a new roof for a broken gutter 😉 

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2 hours ago, Gav said:

I had a similar issue years ago.

Where the gutter sections connected the seal had broke, water poured down the wall for weeks.
Waited for a dry day, sealant gun (£5) and sealed the gap, job done.

If you get a roofer in you’ll need a new roof for a broken gutter 😉 

If it's a standard gutter, the joint sections cost less than the sealant. Literally £1.50 each in screwfix. Replaced a couple of mine last year, the old ones click out and the new one clicks in. Job done.

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