Crumbling Wall behind Radiator in Victorian Property
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Beatrice1711
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Crumbling Wall behind Radiator in Victorian Property

by Beatrice1711 » Fri Aug 18, 2023 12:28 am

Hi all,
I’m in the process of redorating my lounge in my Victorian conversion. I took off the radiators and found for one of them, cracks and for the other, cracks as well as the wall crumbling. Pictures of said walls attached. How should I go about rectifying this DIY?
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Re: Crumbling Wall behind Radiator in Victorian Property

by stoneyboy » Fri Aug 18, 2023 10:04 pm

Hi beatrice1711,
Sorry but your only option is to remove the radiator brackets, hack off loose plaster and replaster.
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Re: Crumbling Wall behind Radiator in Victorian Property

by Beatrice1711 » Fri Aug 18, 2023 11:46 pm

Thanks so much for your reply - what are the steps and materials required?

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Re: Crumbling Wall behind Radiator in Victorian Property

by stoneyboy » Sat Aug 19, 2023 9:53 pm

Hi beatrice1711,
On second thoughts leave the brackets in place, use a light hammer and tap the plaster starting at the cracks, if it sounds hollow tap harder and break away plaster. Once you reach a firm edge you can then treat the wall with waterproof PVA, let this dry and apply plaster to make good. You might get away with single coat plaster - apply to leave slightly lower than the surrounding area. Let this dry and finish with another coat.
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