Gather your supplies
• Cornice cement
• Plaster topping compound or SpakFilla
• Paint to match your wall colour
You’ll also need
- Sharp utility knife
- Wide scraper
- Paint roller
Using a sharp utility knife, cut around holes and remove any loose plaster.
Mix cornice cement according to instructions. Using a wide scraper, fill in wall holes, forcing cement into plaster so it adheres properly. Scrape off cement flush with surface of wall or even slightly below. Let dry.
Using scraper, do a thin topping coat of plaster compound or SpakFilla. Extend this coat about 50mm from holes and feather edges to wall surface. Leave to dry.
Sand topping coats, starting at edges to blend them, then working your way inwards. Use your fingers to check for smoothness.
Vacuum to remove dust and then, using a roller, undercoat plaster and allow to dry. Using a roller, apply 2 coats of paint in a colour to match your walls, letting it dry between coats.
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