Plastering Aberdeen

Aberdeen Plasterers: When your property in Aberdeen needs some plastering work doing, it doesn't matter whether minor or major, you will be wanting to find a seasoned and professional plasterer to do the job with the utmost care and attention. Plastering can take years of practise to perfect, so you should not attempt to do it yourself.

Some plastering work is often necessary, even on modest home improvement jobs. It might be rendering a section of wall, fitting mouldings or coving before decorating, skimming dry lining or screeding. Actually, it could possibly be any of a large number of plastering related tasks.

Plasterers Aberdeen

Now there are lots of Aberdeen plasterers to choose from, and you need to find one who knows their stuff. If they have a website you could study pictures that they've posted, alternatively you could ask to see a portfolio. For this type of work, you definitely don't want to be employing "cowboys". Even poor quality plastering can sometimes look reasonable at first, but down the line, the problems start.

You'll soon become aware of any defects as soon as a coat of paint has gone onto the freshly plastered wall. Such imperfections will be even more emphasized when viewed in bright daylight. By selecting only from experienced plasterers in Aberdeen, you will avoid such problems.

Being merely a base onto which other materials are applied, means that plastered surfaces must be smooth and level above all else. An unevenly plastered area will cause severe issues with the painting of walls and ceilings, the tiling of wall surfaces, the accurate fitting or skirting boards and the fitting of kitchen units.

Plasterer in Aberdeen

Professional Aberdeen plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always seek to get a polished finish directly from the trowel, whenever possible. Sanding (particularly by machine) should never be necessary on freshly plastered walls and ceilings, a quick rub down with fine glasspaper is all that should be needed. If vigorous sanding is necessary, you can assume that the plastering has not been done correctly. Be very wary of re-hiring plasterers who make regular use of power sanders.

Plastering and Coving Aberdeen

Nowadays, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is asked to do, is cover up an old artex ceiling. Artex was at its height of popularity in Aberdeen during the 1970's and 1980's, but right now it is out of fashion. To get all your artex ceilings looking fresh and contemporary again, most Aberdeen plasterers will be happy to plaster over them. If however, you want to bring a bit of that 70's style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to plaster over it.

Dry Lining Aberdeen (Plasterboarding): A number of plasterers in Aberdeen also offer dry lining services, which will be needed in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is affixed to a brickwork or masonry surface, a wooden studding or joist or metal Gypframe to produce a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you may decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in general most choose to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wooden joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a metal frame Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" drywall adhesive is used.

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