The Egyptians used a plaster that made from calcined gypsum, very similar to the plaster of Paris of today. Their method of plastering onto reed very much resembles our lath, plaster, float and set work.
Don't - forget to wash all your tools and buckets once you are finished otherwise you will make it harder for yourself the next time.
It's advisable to always have a clean bucket of water to hand to wash your tools and buckets.
If cleanliness is next to Godliness then plastering is the holy trade! Ask any plasterer and you will be told the same thing, keep your equipment very clean and most importantly clean as you go.
Plastering is an acquired skill and is best left to those with the acquired knowledge and experience.
Some special services offered by some plastering contractors are pebbledashing, rendering, coving, damp course installation or Tyrolean.
Skimming is the process by which a thin layer of plaster is applied to a wall or ceiling to provide a smooth surface.
One advantage of plastering is that is can be repainted as often as you choose.
The range of work for plastering jobs could be for new-build housing or commercial developments, small scale domestic extensions or for restoration and repair of existing buildings.
Plasterers tape is used to cover plasterboard joins prior to plastering.