There are many different types of plaster, the two main ones being gypsum based and cement based.
Plastering is physically demanding, it requires long periods of standing, lifting, bending and overhead reaching.
Whether you want to plaster a ceiling, make a new ceiling or a plaster board ceiling, you can choose the job offer that meets your needs. And sometimes if the exact job that you are looking for is not available, just ask for a quote on one of the websites, and they will get back to you with the details.
Gypsum plaster is mainly for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing.
The City Guilds has an entire training centre called Able Skills, where plastering is the main subject taught. There is a course to suit each person's needs, whether you are a beginner or coming in to learn some advanced technology of plastering.
Plastering is enjoying resurgence in popularity due to the introduction of new techniques and cheaper materials.
Itís important to know what sort of plasterer you are looking for as plasterers will tend to specialise in certain areas of the trade.
Due of its pliable nature plaster can be manipulated to fit into just about any nook or cranny.
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.
Skimming is the process by which a thin layer of plaster is applied to a wall or ceiling to provide a smooth surface.