Always turn off your mains power when plastering anywhere near any electrical socket, switch, light fitting or appliance.
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.
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.
Plastering is 100% about following a set recipe and set of techniques and you should follow them to the letter.
Plaster is appreciated for its versatility, fire resistance and ability to reduce noise.
As you set about your next plastering job it's well worth cleaning the plasterboards first. Dust and dirt will create problems so a little time spent in preparation will pay dividends later.
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.
Venetian plastering is being used in many homes as well as famous fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Skimming is the process by which a thin layer of plaster is applied to a wall or ceiling to provide a smooth surface.
It is most often brick, block, concrete or plasterboard that forms the background for plastering.