Plastering Oadby

Oadby Plasterers: Whether you are thinking about having a small area of plaster repaired, a whole room plastered or need the plastering of your entire property in Oadby, you will need a qualified and professional plasterer to manage the project for you. It is not advisable to attempt plastering yourself, since it is a craft that takes many years to master.

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Plastering work needs to be done on an assortment of home improvement projects, even modest ones. It might be fitting mouldings or coving before decorating, plaster skimming some dry lining, plastering over an old artexed ceiling or screeding. In fact, it could be any one of a large number of plastering related jobs.

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Hiring a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most important thing, so ask prospective Oadby plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. Getting saddled with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering is the thing that you want to avoid without exceptions. Significant complications can result from shoddy plastering, as you will quickly come to realise.

When you start decorating the defects will begin to show up. Defective surfaces become even more highlighted in bright sunlight. It really is a no brainer that you should steer clear of dodgy tradesmen, and pick only from competent plasterers in Oadby.

Because plaster is always covered up by other materials it is easy to forget how important it is that it is smooth and level. An irregular plastered surface can lead to major problems with the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the accurate fitting of architraves, the fitting of kitchen units and the tiling of wall surfaces.

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You can always tell the busiest Oadby plasterers because they almost always get a perfect, polished, straight from the trowel. A plastered wall or ceiling should never have to be sanded down to get a nice finish, it should only require a quick rub with fine glasspaper before it is decorated. You might realistically anticipate some areas that need a bit of attention with sandpaper, but not to any significant degree. If you see the power sanders coming out you should be very wary.

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In recent times, one of the most common tasks a plasterer is asked to do, is cover up an old artexed ceiling. There are still a large number of ceilings in Oadby that are decorated with this once fashionable finish. Covering that dated artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Oadby plasterers will gladly do so as to make it look more fresh and modern. Most plasterers will also gladly slap on a coat of artex if you would like to bring back that 70's style to your ceilings.

Rendering Oadby: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is a popular method all around Europe and is especially common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding qualities and is waterproof, though it is mainly used for cosmetic purposes. While it is acceptable to apply paint to a rendered surface, an even better solution is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish.

Dry Lining Oadby: Several plasterers in Oadby also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be required in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a brick or masonry surface, a wood studding or metal framing to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While you could decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in reality most opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat to give it a smoother and harder finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a brickwork wall "dot and dab" adhesive is used, when fixing plasterboard to timber studding or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used.

Oadby plastering specialists will likely help you with tyrolean rendering, quotes for plastering and screeding, fancy coving, Venetian polish plaster, ceiling roses and cornices, dry dashing, lime rendering, stud partitioning, ceiling crack repairs, damaged plaster renovation, ceiling replacements, rendering with sand and cement, artexing walls and ceilings, plastering over artex and other plastering work in Oadby, Leicestershire.

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