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27-08-2009, 20:39   #1
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Can anyone help, calling DIY fanatics or builders? Where can I buy aimes filler from in Sheffield?

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27-08-2009, 21:13   #2
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Is that the stuff that you use over tape to invisibly cover the joints in plasterboard? Is so, I bought the filler and the tape from Homebase, I think the tradename was Hawk? Or Wickes or B&Q probably.
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01-09-2009, 09:18   #4
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Thanks! Will give it a go..... don't think Aimes is made anymore.
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01-09-2009, 09:38   #5
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Thanks! Will give it a go..... don't think Aimes is made anymore.

Don't use it without scrim annieg.

Wicks still supply jointing compound and scrim.
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01-09-2009, 18:30   #6
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Don't use it without scrim annieg.

Wicks still supply jointing compound and scrim.
Thanks Alien..... I intend to use it as a filler for hairline cracks in plaster..... will this be OK?

I used some stuff a couple of years ago for the same job from a former work colleague who told me it was Aimes. The room I did with this is great, I spent hours on another room using pre-mixed pollyfiller and doing far more sanding and the same hairline cracks came back within 6 months!

Hence I am hunting down the good stuff again, I unfortunately nolonger work with the girl I got if from before
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01-09-2009, 18:41   #7
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It's no good for hairline cracks...it has no flexibility. It's perfect for sanding but it needs the scrim to hold it together. My guess is it'll fall out after a while.

Use a flexi filler...more difficult to sand but it'll do the job.

Also...depending on how many cracks you have...it may be better to have the wall skimmed.
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01-09-2009, 18:56   #8
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It's no good for hairline cracks...it has no flexibility. It's perfect for sanding but it needs the scrim to hold it together. My guess is it'll fall out after a while.

Use a flexi filler...more difficult to sand but it'll do the job.

Also...depending on how many cracks you have...it may be better to have the wall skimmed.
It is a room which was reskimmed about 7 years ago which developed the odd hairline crack, I am about to redecorate/ emulsion the ceiling and walls.

The room I did with the elusive stuff I was told was Aimes was the same scenario, it's over 4 years ago and hasn't recracked. Hence the ellusive search!

Can you reccommend a decent trade flexi filler?
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01-09-2009, 19:05   #9
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Sounds like the skim wasn't done right...or have the cracks appeared over a mantle?

If the cracks are thin enough you may get away with the emulsion holding the joint compound in place. I wouldn't recommend a Matt emulsion though...unless you put a silk on 1st. Matt doesn't have the elasticity of silk.

Most fillers with "flexible"on the box/tin will do. Do not use caulking.
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