Plastering dates back as being among the oldest handicrafts within the construction industry field but if it is done wrong it might leave the walls in your home in horrendous condition.
Plastering can dramatically change the look and feel of your walls. It’ll eradicate any dents or bumps that you’ve experienced whilst decorating previously. By deciding to plaster your walls you will be giving yourself a clean, even surface to carry out any redecorating. It allows you to paint the interior of your home to look its best.
If you have never done any plastering before it is recommended that you enlist the help of a professional plasterer in Coventry to execute the plastering work which needs to be done. By using a professional service provider you will be getting professional results. If you’d like to enhance the appearance of your walls then it’s advised that you accept the help of a plastering contractor. They will be able to do the work in a timely manner with nominal mess; they will also be furnished with all the instruments necessary to make sure the job is completed to the best it can be. These tools include:
o Steel float
o String line
o Plasterers trowel
o Straight edge
o Spot (something to stand it on)
o Claw hammer
o Plumb level
o Splash brush
o Old saw
o Trimming knife
Types of Plaster
There are many forms of plaster, the two main ones being gypsum based and cement based. Gypsum plaster is primarily for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing. Cement based plaster however is usually employed for outdoors, with its general use being rendering. This kind of plaster can also be used indoors for areas that are susceptible to damp and require a higher thickness of plaster to cover it.
As with painting, plastering requires a base coat. This base/undercoat may need building up in 2 layers dependant upon the condition of the walls and the thickness of plaster necessary to improve them. The second layer of plaster needs to be applied whilst the first layer is still slightly damp but firm.
To achieve the best results from your plaster you should add plaster and water in equal measurements this should be done in a clean bucket using clean water and should be mixed until the plaster is a creamy constituency.
When plastering materials with varying absorption, it’s a good idea to key the surfaces to be covered with a PVA binding sealer. This stops the plaster ‘going off’ (setting) at different speeds then when you come to applying the plaster you must push it strongly against the wall and move it up-wards; keeping the blade of the trowel at an angle then moving it to be flat at the end of a sweep.
Plastering within your home or property can make a serious difference to the look and feel of it. It really is something that is worth investing time and money into. It is however essential that you use a professional contractor to handle the work for you in order to achieve the best results.