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Glasgow Plasterers: When your home in Glasgow needs some plastering work doing, it doesn't matter whether minor or substantial, you'll be wanting to locate a seasoned and professional plasterer to do the job with the utmost care and attention. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are really confident in what you're doing.

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Even seemingly simple home improvement projects can generate the need for plastering work. It could be rendering a brick wall, installing mouldings or coving before decorating, plaster repair to get ready for tiling or plaster skimming dry lining. In actual fact, it may possibly be any of a large number of plastering related jobs.

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Any decent Glasgow plasterers will carry a portfolio (or at least some photographs) of successfully accomplished jobs, ask to see it so you can make sure they know their stuff. You do not want to get landed with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering. It is extremely difficult to correct poor quality plastering after the event, so it needs to be done properly from the outset.

You will soon notice any imperfections once a coat of paint has gone onto the newly plastered wall. Even more so, with the sunlight shining onto the freshly plastered surfaces. By using decent plasterers in Glasgow, you should hopefully avoid problems like this.

Being smooth and level is the most important thing for plastered surfaces, because they are just a base onto which other materials are applied. A shoddily plastered area can cause serious complications with the painting of walls and ceilings, the fitting of kitchen units, the fitting of skirtings and any area of wall tiling.

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A polished finish, straight from the trowel is what you can expect from the most experienced Glasgow plasterers. Sanding isn't something you should ever have to do with a freshly plastered wall or ceiling, only a quick rub down with fine glasspaper. If extensive sanding is taking place, the plastering wasn't done competently in the first place. The alarm bells should definitely start ringing if orbital sanders are being used with any frequency.

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In recent times, a typical reason to call in a plasterer is to cover an old artexed ceiling. A much loved form of finish in Glasgow during the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, artex is somewhat out of favour at present. To give your ceilings that sleek and modern look once more, most plasterers in Glasgow will gladly cover them with plaster. Most plasterers will also be glad to slap on a coat of artex if you'd like to bring back that 1970's style to your ceilings.

Rendering Glasgow: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to exterior (and occasionally internal) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method across Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding qualities and is waterproof, though it's largely used for aesthetic purposes. While it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered wall, a more effective solution is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result. (Tags: Rendering Glasgow, Renderers Glasgow)

Screeding Glasgow: Many plasterers in Scotland also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is created using a cement and sand mix. Screeding is usually put on top of a concrete sub-floor to encase underfloor heating pipes, to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface or to be covered with an appropriate floor finish (such as floor boards, vinyl, carpet or tiles). An effectively laid screed can help to lengthen the lifespan of the whole floor and establish its finish, durability and quality. The hand mixing of screed must only be used where smaller areas are involved, in all other instances a proper screed pump should be employed to quickly produce an even, smooth mix of cement and sand and to pump this fine mix directly to its required location, avoiding the need for wheelbarrows and similar equipment.

Dry Lining Glasgow (Plasterboarding): Quite a few plasterers in Glasgow also offer dry lining services, which are required in a lot of home improvement jobs. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is mounted on a metal framework, a brick surface or a wooden studding to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you could decorate or paint the plasterboard finish as it is, in general most opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Glasgow, Dry Liners Glasgow, Plasterboarding Glasgow)

Glasgow plastering specialists can normally help you with dry dashing, exterior screeding and rendering, cornices and ceiling roses, plastering over artex, Venetian polish plaster, artex removal and repair, metal studding partitioning, pebble dashing restoration, fire and flood restorations, artexing patterns and designs, tyrolean rendering, overskimming plasterwork, blown plaster, estimates for plastering and screeding and other plastering work in Glasgow, Scotland.

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