Plastering For Dummies

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Plastering For Dummies

External rendering should be started on the shady side of the building to keep it unexposed to the sun as long as possible.

Remember: 90% of plastering is having the confidence.

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

Plaster is appreciated for its versatility, fire resistance and ability to reduce noise.

Itís important to know what sort of plasterer you are looking for as plasterers will tend to specialise in certain areas of the trade.

Contamination in new batches of plaster can result in the drying time of plaster being adversely affected as you will learn and this will cause chaos to applying the "Golden Formula" as used by most plasterers.

As with painting, plastering needs a base coat. This base/undercoat may need building up in 2 layers depending on the condition of the walls and the thickness of plaster needed to improve them.

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

Venetian plastering is being used in many homes as well as famous fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

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

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