Plastering Colne

Colne Plasterers: Whether you have a small plastering task or a sizeable plastering project to be done on your home in Colne, you'll need a skilled and professional plasterer to tackle the work in a correct and proper manner. It is not advisable to attempt plastering yourself, since it is a craft that takes many years to master.

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There are not that many home improvement projects that do not require at least a little plastering work. It might be applying some screeding, rendering a patched up wall, installing coving or decorative mouldings before decorating or plaster skimming a partition. The fact is, it could be any one of a host of plastering related tasks.

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Viewing a portfolio of successfully accomplished projects is a good way to judge the quality of any prospective Colne plasterers, you need to find someone who knows what they are up to. You want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for this type of work, at all costs. Though it may not always be immediately obvious, shoddy plastering can lead to significant complications down the line.

You will soon notice any defects as soon as a coat of paint has gone on the freshly plastered wall. Such flaws will be even more highlighted when viewed in bright daylight. It should always be possible to locate decent plasterers in Colne, so why pick an inferior one?

It is always good to remember that plaster has to be level and smooth, because it is simply a base on which other materials are applied. An irregular plastered area may lead to major problems with the fitting of kitchen units, fitting skirting boards, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens) and the painting of the surfaces.

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With plastering it is preferable to get a polished finish, straight from the trowel, and this is what you can usually expect from the most skillful Colne plasterers. You can recognize when plastering has been done by a professional, because a quick rub down is all that is required and no sanding is necessary. You can pretty much assume that the plastering hasn't been done properly if vigorous sanding is called for. The alarm bells should definitely start ringing out if electric sanding machines are being used with any frequency.

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These days, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is requested to do, is plaster over an artex ceiling. Right now out of favour in Colne, artex was the most widely used decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 1980's. Covering that artexed ceiling with plaster is something that most Colne plasterers will be more than happy to do so as to make it look more fresh and contemporary. On the flip side, if you'd like to bring back that 1970's style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex on your smooth, featureless ceilings.

Rendering Colne: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of lime, sand, cement and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is extremely popular throughout Europe and is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is water resistant, though it is predominately employed for cosmetic purposes. While it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered surface, a much better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result.

Dry Lining Colne: A few plasterers in Colne also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of home improvement tasks. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is mounted on metal Gypframe, a wooden studding or joist or a brickwork surface to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While you could decorate the plasterboard finish itself after a bit of filling, in reality most elect to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine coat of plaster to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" bonding compound is used, when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Colne, Dry Liners Colne, Plasterboarding Colne)

Colne plastering specialists can usually help with artex removal and repair, damaged plaster repairs, pebble dashing restoration, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, plastering over artex, rendering with sand and cement, lime rendering, self-levelling screeds, internal screeding and rendering, lay in grid suspended ceilings, lath and plaster walls, skimming over brickwork, the rendering of brick, ceiling crack repairs and other plastering work in Colne, Lancashire.

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