Blue Board Plaster

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Blue Board Plaster

Stilts are an important tool for the plasterer as it makes it simple to do ceiling work.

When plaster veneer became available on the market it meant regular plastering techniques had to change.

Plastering is an acquired skill and is best left to those with the acquired knowledge and experience.

Sometimes even if the plastering is done correctly, it gets cracks. In such cases the joint compound may hold too much water and then crack when it dries up.

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.

The plastering trowel with the pre-worn shape blade is ready to use. When it is used, it does not leave any scratch lines. It is fitted with a durasoft handle so that it is comfortable to hold it. The blade is pure stainless steel.

Plaster should be mixed using equal amounts of plaster to water, taking time to mix until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Plasterers tape is used to cover plasterboard joins prior to plastering.

To achieve the best results from your plaster you should add plaster and water in equal measurements this should be done in a clean bucket using clean water and should be mixed until the plaster is a creamy constituency.

The plasterer's featheredge is used for smoothing and straightening the plasterwork. This is possible because of the tapered edge. The other edge is flat and is used for tamping and smoothing concrete. The material used is lightweight aluminum.

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