Plastering For Dummies

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Plastering For Dummies

There are some common problems linked with drywall plastering and these are blisters on the plastering, and the tape also tends to fall off at places.

The skill of plastering is usually learned on the job. It can be taught either through a formal apprenticeship scheme or by working as helper.

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.

Plastering is largely a matter of confidence and you may prefer to start in a low-pressure environment first before hitting your own walls for the first time.

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

Plastering Tools include a variety of trowels, stainless steel trowels, bucket trowels, plasterers buckets, tool bags, mixing paddles, power mixers and many more.

As soon as you have mixed the plaster you should empty it out of the bucket onto a wet board which should be lifted off the ground high enough to enable you to get your plaster onto your hand board (hawk) easily.

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.

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.

It is most often brick, block, concrete or plasterboard that forms the background for plastering.

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