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Band of sticky plaster

Discussion in 'The Place To Meet And Say Hello' started by Peterson 89, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Peterson 89

    Peterson 89 New Member

    Hi, I have been steaming paper off of the bedroom wall recently exposing perfectly dry plaster...no problem. I go back to it in a couple of days and discover a damp sticky band about 15 inches wide running from floor to ceiling. Oddly follows exactly the line of a wallpaper strip. Scraped away a section of the affected plaster and found it to be dry beneath. Three days on its still there. So can anyone tell me what it is and how to deal with it. Been told it could be an existing damp problem that has reacted once the strip of wall paper was removed. Sounds plausible. Thanks.
     

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  2. raggles

    raggles Private Member

    how old is the house and what's on the other side of that wall
     
  3. beader

    beader Private Member

    That's ectoplasm ............your house is haunted :frio:
     
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  4. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    looks odd position for damp. I'd hack it off and see if the bricks are dry underneath
     
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  5. Smudger1

    Smudger1 Well-Known Member

    Stick a moisture meter in it ?
     
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  6. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    Maybe an old switch that has been patched with the wrong plaster?
     
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  7. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Oh I know !! It's rising damp!!! :rayos:
     
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  8. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    I have actually found the real source of so called rising damp and it's so simple :)
     
  9. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Please, enlighten me!
     
  10. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    I think my life would be in danger :( I noticed something on a job last week that got me thinking so putting my findings together ;)
     
  11. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Is it secret squirrel? o_O ;)
     
  12. Deri

    Deri Active Member

    Secret damp is going to be the new rising damp


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  13. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Get damp meter. Cheap enough
     
  14. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    It will only tell him what's his eyes and nose tell him.
     
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  15. Stevieo

    Stevieo Active Member

    Is that an internal wall?

    If it's internal and there's no pipes, then you must have somehow steamed water into the plaster. Might be a bit of bonding or something there.

    Leave it to dry for a few days and happen that'll be the end of it.
     
  16. Vincey

    Vincey Private Member

    To me it looks like old chimney has been took out , 1920s ish building judging by the paints on the old painted bits
     
  17. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    No. It could be dry and just some glue used to stick down the paper. I'm not convinced it water but a £10 damp meter say one way or another.
     
  18. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    They are bullshit metres :)
     
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  19. beader

    beader Private Member

    They are used to read the moisture content wood only and have nothing to do with damp in walls FYI.
     
  20. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    Clearly that is a hollow wall and a previous occupant has chained his spouse/ lover/friend/ enemy up and walled them in....what you have there is all their bodily fluids that pooled after their slow agonising death, and that has been drawn up into the plaster.
    Obvious really.......
     
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  21. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    £8.99 works on masonry, plaster and wood. You saying is won't work? See here
     
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  22. beader

    beader Private Member

    They are a scare tool used by the damp industry . Do your research ,google is your friend .
     
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