Plastering Hastings

Hastings Plasterers: Whether you are needing to have your entire property in Hastings plastered, just one room re-skimmed, or just one small section of plaster repaired, you will be looking for a qualified and professional plasterer to carry out the work effectively. Plasterers can take many years to hone their skills, so plastering isn't really something you can do for yourself.

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Some plastering work is often necessary, even on modest home improvement jobs. It might be plaster skimming a dry lined partition, fitting coving or mouldings before decorating, latex screeding or rendering a patched up wall. In truth, it may be any one of a large number of plastering related chores.

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The most important thing is to employ a plasterer who knows what they are doing and has a portfolio of successfully completed jobs that they can allow you to study. Plastering requires a focused attitude and shouldn't be done by "cowboys". Though it may not always be immediately apparent, substandard plastering can lead to big problems down the line.

As soon as a coat of paint goes on a newly plastered wall, you will soon become aware of any defects. Even more so, with the sun shining onto the newly plastered surfaces. It should always be possible to locate decent plasterers in Hastings, so why pick an inferior one?

Level and smooth are the primary attributes of a plastered surface, because other materials will always be applied to it. A badly plastered area can lead to serious issues with the tiling of wall surfaces, the fitting of skirtings, the painting and decorating of walls and ceilings and the fitting of kitchen units.

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With plastering it is preferable to get a polished finish, directly from the trowel, and this is what you can usually expect from professional Hastings plasterers. It should not ever be necessary to use electric sanding machines on freshly plastered walls and ceilings, just a quick rub down with a fine glasspaper before decorating. If any degree of vigorous sanding is needed to level out the plastered areas, they were not competently done in the first place. You should check out the quality of the plastering meticulously, if you see electric sanders being used.

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Plastering over old artexed ceilings is among the most common reasons for calling in plasterers these days. At present out of favour in Hastings, artex was the most fashionable decorative finish for ceilings during the 1970's and 1980's. Your Hastings plasterer will gladly cover up those old artex ceilings and get your home looking fresh and contemporary once again. On the other hand, many plasterers will also apply artex to your smooth ceilings if you want to bring back that 1970's style.

Screeding Hastings: Some plasterers in Hastings, East Sussex also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is usually applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be left as a wearing floor surface, to take on the final floor finish or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A properly laid screed can help to extend the lifespan of a floor and positively affect its durability, finish and quality. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for small areas, in all other cases a proper screed pump should be used to swiftly ensure an even, smooth mix of cement and sand and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to its exact location, avoiding the need for paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like. There are several different sorts of floor screed available in Hastings, so you should ask around to find which is suitable for your particular project, you will need to pick from structural screed, floor levelling compound, fast drying screed, free-flowing screed, traditional screed, unbonded screed and bonded screed.

Dry Lining Hastings (Plasterboarding): Several plasterers in Hastings also provide dry lining services, which will be required in plenty of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a brick surface, metal framing or a wood studding to produce a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. Whilst you could paint or decorate the plasterboard surface as it is, normally most folks like to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to wood joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used and when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used.

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