Plastering Longton

Longton Plasterers: If you have some plastering that needs doing on your home in Longton, you will be looking for a competent and professional plasterer to do a proper job on your behalf. It doesn't matter if it is just a small patch, a whole room or your entire property, it is crucial that you get a decent tradesman. Perfecting the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are extremely confident in what you are doing.

Some plastering work is often necessary, even on small home improvement jobs. It could be rendering a brick wall, fitting coving or decorative mouldings before decorating, skimming some dry lining or screeding. In fact, it could be any of hundreds of plastering related chores.

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Ask potential Longton plasterers if they've got a portfolio of successfully accomplished jobs, the most important thing is to employ a plasterer who knows what they are up to. This is not the sort of work you want to be trusting to "cowboys". Poor quality plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very hard to put right later on.

Any imperfections will become blindingly obvious the moment some paint starts going on to your newly plastered ceilings and walls. Any defective plastered surface will look even worse in bright sunlight. By selecting only from competent plasterers in Longton, you will avoid such problems.

The key attribute of plastered surfaces is that they be smooth and flat, forming a level base for other materials to be applied to them. An unevenly plastered area can lead to serious difficulties with the fitting of kitchen units, the fitting of architraves, the tiling of wall surfaces and the painting and decorating of the surfaces.

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The most experienced Longton plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always seek to get a perfect, polished finish directly from the trowel, where possible. You should never need to sand down a plastered ceiling or wall apart from a quick rub down before decorating. Actually, if any substantial amount of sanding is needed, you can assume that your plasterer was not as skillful as you expected. You should check out the quality of the plastering thoroughly, if you see power sanders being used.

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One of the most commonplace tasks for plasterers nowadays, is plastering over artex ceilings. During the 70's and 80's, artex was the "in" finish for ceilings in Longton, currently that is not so much the case. Those artex ceilings can be made to look sleek and contemporary once again by calling in your Longton plasterer to cover them up. If you are a bit retro in your taste, you may want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on some artex.

Screeding Longton: Some plasterers in Longton can also provide a floor screeding service, whereby a smooth, level floor surface is formed using a cement mix. Screeding is typically applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be left as a wearing floor surface, to cover underfloor heating pipes or to be covered with a floor finish (such as floor boards, carpet or tiles). An effectively laid screed can help to increase the lifespan of the whole floor and positively affect its durability, quality and finish. Hand mixing screed should only be used where small areas are involved, otherwise a screed pump should be employed to swiftly produce an even, smooth blend of cement, sand and water and to pump this fine mix directly to its required location, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such like. There are different kinds of floor screed available in Longton, therefore you should ask around to find which is appropriate for your project, you'll need to choose from structural screed, traditional screed, floor levelling compound, fast drying screed, unbonded screed, free-flowing screed and bonded screed.

Plasterboarding Longton (Dry Lining): Several plasterers in Longton also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in a lot of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is fixed to metal framing, a brickwork or masonry surface or a timber studding to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While it is possible to paint or decorate the plasterboard finish as it is, in reality most opt to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin layer of plaster afterwards to give it a harder and smoother finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall "dot and dab" adhesive is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used.

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