Plastering For Dummies

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Plastering For Dummies

Plastering can dramatically change the appearance of your walls. It will get rid of any dents or bumps that you have experienced whilst decorating in the past.

Plastering jobs are actually one of the easier jobs to get in construction, which is a definite plus for people trying to break into the industry, since construction can be hard to get into at the best of times.

Plastering equipment will usually need replacing if plaster is not cleaned off with water before it dries and this can get expensive and is wasteful.

When plastering materials with differing absorption, it is a good idea to key the surfaces to be plastered with a PVA bonding sealer.

Cement based plaster however is primarily used for outdoors, with its general use being rendering. This type of plaster can also be used indoors for areas that are susceptible to damp and require a greater thickness of plaster to cover it.

The weather during plastering and rendering may have considerable influence on the finished work.

Stilts are an important tool for the plasterer as it makes it simple to do ceiling work.

It is important to practice the artex patterns before experimenting on your wall. Take the easy patterns and learn also how to remove Artex or the textured patterns.

Plastering is both a skilled craft and an art.

For tradesmen and builders there are advanced courses who want training for a career in plastering or even specialist plastering.

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