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Plastering Contracts

If cleanliness is next to Godliness then plastering is the holy trade! Ask any plasterer and you will be told the same thing, keep your equipment very clean and most importantly clean as you go.

It is most often brick, block, concrete or plasterboard that forms the background for plastering.

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

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

Plastering is application of various wet materials over surfaces interior walls, floors and ceilings as well as external walls and other surfaces in the building industry.

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.

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

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 Egyptians used a plaster that made from calcined gypsum, very similar to the plaster of Paris of today. Their method of plastering onto reed very much resembles our lath, plaster, float and set work.

You need to know what texture to look out for when doing plaster mixes, the best way to describe the texture you are looking for is like that of thick cream - with no lumps of plaster.

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