Broken plasterboard, bin it or make do?

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    As I was putting up the last sheet of plasterboard on my lounge walls, I had it on place, turned my back for a second and the board broke over my back. There's some tearing on the paper.

    I've managed to get it mostly back into shape, can I use it and let the plasterer make it look good or am i better off binning it and getting another sheet delivered?
     
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    Once it's up, I'm sure the plasterer could make it good, maybe with some scrim tape over the crack, but I've had to break plasterboard in half, reassemble it and plaster over it with no obvious join (in aloft via a loft hatch) so I'm sure a pro could do a good job.

    You could always ask the plasterer before getting him in and see what he says, though for ease and quickness he'll probably say get a new piece - it's so much quicker and easier plastering over flat well prepared surfaces.
     
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    You'll be amazed what plasterers are asked to "fix", yet they always seem to manage it. I wouldn't worry about it too much. He'll probably just put some skrim tape over it. ;)

    Dan.
     
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    If it's a clear break it will be fine.
     
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    I think it will be fine. I've had walls look like patchwork quilts but once skimmed you'd never tell.
     
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    Just make sure there is no loose/broken plaster core under the paper.
    If there is make a cut and carefully remove it. As mentioned by others the plasterer can deal with small tears and holes fairly easily.
     

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