Stucco is a term that is applied to many types of external plastering, whether composed of cement or lime.
90% of the cost of a plastering job is the labor itself.
Contamination in new batches of plaster can result in the drying time of plaster being adversely affected as you will learn and this will cause chaos to applying the "Golden Formula" as used by most plasterers.
When plastering materials with differing absorption, it is a good idea to key the surfaces to be plastered with a PVA bonding sealer.
Itís important to know what sort of plasterer you are looking for as plasterers will tend to specialise in certain areas of the trade.
Some special services offered by some plastering contractors are pebbledashing, rendering, coving, damp course installation or Tyrolean.
The Gold trowel Plastering Organization offers specialized courses for certified Plastering courses or Advanced Skimming courses.
Plastering is 100% about following a set recipe and set of techniques and you should follow them to the letter.
Solid Plastering is the application of wet finishes to internal walls, floors and ceilings. It also includes applying protective covering to external walls such as pebble dashing.
It's advisable to always have a clean bucket of water to hand to wash your tools and buckets.