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Posted Jul 07, 2006

how do i remove woodchip from plaster board ceiling? - Louise

We get this one a lot, and the simple answer is 'you don't' unfortunately - the chances are it's very tightly bonded with the plasterboard and any attempts to remove the woodchip will seriously damage the plasterboard underneath. You either need to replace the plasterboard (a touch extreme perhaps) or somehow cover the woodchip, whether it's with a plaster skim (get a professional if you've never done this before) or something easier to do yourself like ceiling tiles. Although woodchip is ugly anywhere, the simplest method is often to minimise its effect by using neutral matt paint, changing the lighting so shadows aren't cast on the lumps, and generally just trying to draw the eyes away.

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