Plastering Finchampstead

Finchampstead Plasterers: Whether you are needing to have your entire home in Finchampstead plastered, just one room re-skimmed, or simply one small section of plaster repaired, you will be on the lookout for an experienced and professional plasterer to carry out the work properly. Mastering the art of plastering can take many years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are very confident in what you are doing.

Some plastering work is often needed, even on modest home improvement jobs. It could be applying some screeding, skimming a partition, rendering a bare wall or installing coving or mouldings before decorating. The fact is, it may be any one of a host of plastering related tasks.

Finchampstead Plasterers

Hiring a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most important thing, so ask prospective Finchampstead plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. Without exceptions, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. Inferior plastering can cause huge problems later on, and it may not even be apparent until the decorating starts.

You will soon become aware of any defects once a coat of paint has gone on the newly plastered wall. This effect will be even more accentuated when the uneven surfaces are viewed in bright sunlight. It should always be possible to find decent plasterers in Finchampstead, so why pick a bad one?

Being flat and smooth is the most crucial thing for plastered surfaces, because they are just a base onto which other materials are applied. A poorly plastered surface could cause severe problems with the fitting of architraves, the installation of kitchen units, any area of tiling (bathrooms or kitchens) and the painting and wallpapering of walls and ceilings.

Plasterer in Finchampstead

The main thing that you can expect from skillful Finchampstead plasterers is the perfect finish, right from the trowel. Sanding (especially with machine tools) should never be necessary on freshly plastered walls and ceilings, a quick rub down with fine glasspaper is all that should be needed. If the finished plastering needs forceful sanding, you know that it has not been done properly. You should be very suspicious if you see the orbital sanders coming out or their boxes.

Plastering and Coving Finchampstead

One of the most commonplace tasks for plasterers these days, is plastering over artex ceilings. At present out of favour in Finchampstead, artex was the most fashionable decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 1980's. To get all your old artexed ceilings looking sleek and contemporary again, most Finchampstead plasterers will jump at the chance to plaster over them. It might be that you actually love artex and may want your flat, featureless ceilings transformed by applying this material. Most plasterers will be just as glad do this for you.

Rendering Finchampstead: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process where a mix of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to external (and occasionally internal) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is popular throughout Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire resistant qualities, though it's principally employed for aesthetic purposes. While it is of course possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, a more effective option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result. (Tags: Rendering Finchampstead, Renderers Finchampstead)

Plasterboarding Finchampstead (Dry Lining): Some plasterers in Finchampstead also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of home improvement jobs. Dry lining is the procedure where plasterboard is attached to a wooden studding, Gypframe metal framing or a brick or masonry surface to create a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While it is feasible to paint or decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, generally most elect to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to wood studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a masonry or brick wall "dot and dab" bonding compound is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Finchampstead, Dry Liners Finchampstead, Plasterboarding Finchampstead)

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A quick search on a business directory for "plasterers Finchampstead Berkshire" returned the following results: Finesse Finishes RG45 6NJ, Southern Remedial Services Ltd RG41 4DG, Morten & Sons of Warfield Ltd GU15 4DD.

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