With the modern trend for plastered walls painted with neutral and pastel colours coming back into fashion, there are a lot of artexed walls and ceilings, which require plastering over.
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.
In many new homes today drywall plastering is undoubtedly the favorite wall covering material. It costs relatively less and performs well in most applications. It is also easy to install and the finished look is also good, especially after it is painted properly.
A highly specialised form of plastering called Venetian Polished Plaster has rapidly grown in popularity.
If you are interested in doing a lot of drywall jobs, it is worth investing in some tools like an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo or some other special tools.
Within the building trades, plastering is one of the oldest crafts.
The jab saw is a good and useful addition to the collection of Plastering Tools. Its blade is hard and tempered, making it durable. At the same time the handle consists of high impact plastic and the inserts are soft touch to give a comfortable and controlled grip.
Because of the skill required in plastering it is not often carried out by the standard home owner.
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.
For tradesmen and builders there are advanced courses who want training for a career in plastering or even specialist plastering.