Plastering Plymouth

Plymouth Plasterers: Whether you are wanting to have your entire home in Plymouth plastered, just one room re-skimmed, or only one small section of plaster repaired, you will be hunting for a skilled and professional plasterer to carry out the work correctly. Plastering can take years of practise to perfect, so you really should not attempt to do it yourself.

Even small home improvement jobs may require some plastering work to be carried out. It could be plaster skimming a dry lined partition, applying some screeding, plastering over an old artexed ceiling or installing coving or mouldings before decorating. Actually, it might possibly be any of a host of plastering related chores.

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Employing a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most critical thing, so ask potential Plymouth plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their previous work. For this sort of work, you don't want to be hiring "cowboys". Inferior plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very difficult to put right later on.

Any defects in your freshly plastered walls and ceilings will soon show up when a splash of paint is applied. Such imperfections will be even more highlighted when viewed in bright sunshine. It should always be possible to find competent plasterers in Plymouth, so why pick an inferior one?

You should bear in mind that the plastering is a base on which other materials are applied, so it should be smooth and level. An imperfectly plastered surface may lead to major issues with the wallpapering and painting of ceilings and walls, the accurate fitting of architraves, the tiling of wall surfaces and the fitting of kitchen units.

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The main thing that you can expect from skilled Plymouth plasterers is a polished finish, right from the trowel. It should not ever be necessary to use electric sanders on newly plastered walls and ceilings, just a quick rub down with a fine paper before decorating. Actually, if any substantial amount of sanding is needed, you can assume that your plasterer was not as skilled as was claimed. You should check out the quality of the plastering thoroughly, if you see orbital sanders being used.

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In recent times, a common reason to call in a plasterer is to cover an artexed ceiling. During the 1970's and 1980's, artex was the "in" finish for ceilings in Plymouth, currently that is not so much the case. In order to get your ceilings looking sleek and contemporary once more, your Plymouth plasterer will gladly cover them up with a smooth new finish. On the other hand, if you want to bring back that old style, most plasterers will just as gladly slap some artex onto your flat, featureless ceilings.

Rendering Plymouth: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process where a mix of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to external (and now and again internal) walls in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is a popular method across Europe and is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean region. A rendered finish has some fire retarding qualities and is waterproof, although it's mainly used for aesthetic purposes. While it is acceptable to paint a rendered surface, a much better option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting end result.

Plasterboarding Plymouth (Dry Lining): Quite a few plasterers in Plymouth also offer dry lining services, which are required in plenty of home improvement jobs. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is fixed to metal Gypframe, a wood studding or a brick or masonry surface to form a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. While you can decorate the plasterboard finish itself, normally most people opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a fine coat of plaster afterwards to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden joists or studding, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Plymouth, Dry Liners Plymouth, Plasterboarding Plymouth)

Plymouth plastering specialists can generally help you with lime rendering, stud partitions, dry lining and plastering walls, floor screeding and bull floating, internal rendering and screeding, plastering over artex, quotes for plastering and rendering, traditional coving, monocouche rendering, wall crack repairs, rendering with sand and cement, plastering renovation, wet dashing, blown plaster and other plastering work in Plymouth, Devon.

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