Plastering For Dummies

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Plastering For Dummies

If you have never done any plastering before it is advised that you enlist the help of a professional to undertake the plastering work that needs to be done.

90% of the cost of a plastering job is the labor itself.

Plaster moldings are often used for plastering jobs, but the fit should be right and it is better if it is done by professionals.

No plastering should be done in frosty weather. In cold weather plaster hardens slowly and a longer period of time between coats should be allowed.

Pebble dash or roughcast is a form of external plastering often seen and used for country houses.

There are special tools to help you for cutting the plasterboard. If you want to use the direct bond method it is important to know the correct technique how to apply the plasterboard with that method.

Drywall finishing techniques can help you to get a professional finish. They are not as simple as they seem to be on TV or in the DIY's manual.

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.

A highly specialised form of plastering called Venetian Polished Plaster has rapidly grown in popularity.

If you are interested in doing a lot of drywall jobs, it is worth investing in some tools like an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo or some other special tools.

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