Plasterers Dartford

Dartford Plasterers: If you have some plastering that needs doing on your home in Dartford, you will be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer to do a good job on your behalf. It matters not if it is just a small patch, a complete room or your entire property, it is important that you get a good tradesman. Perfecting the art of plastering can take many years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are extremely confident in what you're doing.

When trying to achieve a variety of home improvement jobs, you have to consider the likelihood of plastering work being necessary. It may be rendering a bare wall, plaster repair to get ready for tiling, skimming a dry lined partition or installing mouldings or coving before decorating. In fact, it may possibly be any of hundreds of plastering related tasks.

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Before any work starts you need to check out prospective Dartford plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. You want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for this sort of work, at all costs. Significant complications can result from shoddy plastering, as you'll soon realise.

The imperfections will soon show up on the newly plastered wall the moment a coat of paint has been applied to it. They will probably look even worse with the sun shining on them. By choosing only from experienced plasterers in Dartford, you will avoid this problem.

Plaster always need to be smooth and level, because it is just a base upon which other materials are applied. An imperfectly plastered surface will lead to major problems with fitting skirting boards, the painting and decorating of walls and ceilings, any area of wall tiling and the fitting of kitchen units.

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The main thing that you can expect from top notch Dartford plasterers is the perfect finish, directly from the trowel. Ceilings and walls that have been plastered by a professional, should never need sanding down. If the plastering has not been done correctly, strenuous sanding may be needed, and calls the plasterers skills into question. If you hear the buzz of electric sanding machines, you need to do a thorough quality check.

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Covering up an artexed ceiling, is among a plasterers most commonly requested tasks these days. A large number of properties in Dartford had ceilings that were coated with artex during the nineteen seventies and eighties, when it was at its height of popularity. Plastering over that old artexed ceiling to make it look more sleek and contemporary is something that most plasterers in Dartford will jump at the chance to do. 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 hide it.

Rendering Dartford: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mixture of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to exterior (and now and again interior) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method all around Europe and is especially widespread in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire resisting properties and is water resistant, although it is principally used for cosmetic purposes. While it is quite possible to paint a rendered surface, a much better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

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Screeding Dartford: A number of plasterers in Dartford, Kent can also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is formed using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is normally put on top of a concrete sub-floor to encase underfloor heating pipes, to be covered with a floor finish (such as carpet, vinyl, tiles or wood) or to be left as a wearing floor surface. A correctly laid screed can significantly increase the life of a floor and ensure its quality, finish and durability. The mixing of screed by hand must only be used where smaller areas are involved, in all other instances a screed pump should be employed to quickly guarantee a smooth, even blend of cement, sand and water and to transport (pump) this fine mix directly to its required location, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such.

Dry Lining Dartford (Plasterboarding): A few plasterers in Dartford also offer dry lining services, which will be needed in plenty of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the procedure where plasterboard is affixed to metal framing, a brick or masonry surface or a wood studding or joist to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. Whilst you could decorate or paint the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in reality most people prefer to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wooden studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a metal framework Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing to a brick or masonry wall "dot and dab" bonding is used.

Dartford plastering specialists can generally help you with plastering quotations, screeding driveways, rendering with sand and cement, artexing preparation, lay in grid suspended ceilings, self-levelling screeds, blown plaster, plasterboard skimming, cornices and ceiling roses, dry dashing, internal screeding and rendering, skimming over artex and other plastering work in Dartford, Kent.

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Some Dartford addresses serviced by Dartford plasterers: Stanham Place, Cedar Drive, Turner Court, Blenheim Road, Colney Road, Tower Park Road, Sterndale Road, Ashen Drive, Almond Road, Burnham Crescent, Barn End Lane, Teesdale Road, Chapel Hill, The Rise, Carleton Place, Shearwood Crescent, The Terraces, Chapel Close, Appleton Drive, Cedar Road, Berkeley Crescent, Swan Lane, Ashwood Place, School Lane, Trafalgar Road, Thirza Road, Dale Close, Burnham Terrace, Swale Road, Carrington Road.

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