Blue Board Plaster

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Blue Board Plaster

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 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.

Plastering is 100% about following a set recipe and set of techniques and you should follow them to the letter.

There are other adjustable Plasterers Stilts available, which is mainly for professional plasterers. It is used for plastering and decorating when a required room height level has to be continuously accessible.

As with most building trades, do it yourself plastering requires a great deal of experience.

The plastering trowel with 'pre-worn' shape has a marvelous feature of eliminating line and ripple marks right from the beginning. It has the correct blade shape and beginners can also use it, and the job would look totally professional.

Always turn off your mains power when plastering anywhere near any electrical socket, switch, light fitting or appliance.

Skimming is the process by which a thin layer of plaster is applied to a wall or ceiling to provide a smooth surface.

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

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.

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