Plastering Portsmouth

Portsmouth Plasterers: Whenever there is plastering work to be done on your home in Portsmouth, whether big or small, you should be calling on a competent and professional plasterer to execute this task. Mastering the art of plastering can take several years of practise, so it isn't a job you can do yourself unless you are very confident in what you're doing.

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Many home improvement projects will require some plastering work to be done, even smaller jobs. It might be rendering a section of wall, installing cornices or coving before decorating, plaster skimming some dry lining or latex screeding. In fact, it may be any of a multitude of plastering related jobs.

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Now there are plenty of Portsmouth plasterers to choose from, and you need to find one that knows their stuff. If they have a website you could study images that they've posted, or you could ask to see a portfolio. Plastering requires an organised approach and shouldn't be done by "cowboys". You'll soon come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of poor quality plastering.

Once a coat of paint goes on a newly plastered wall, you will soon notice any defects. This effect will be even more highlighted when the uneven surfaces are viewed in bright sunlight. It is really a no brainer that you should steer clear of dodgy tradesmen, and pick only from competent plasterers in Portsmouth.

The most important thing for plastered surfaces is that they be level and smooth. An unevenly plastered surface could cause severe complications with any area of wall tiling, the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the accurate fitting or skirting boards and the fitting of kitchen units.

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What you really need is a polished finish directly from the trowel, and professional Portsmouth plasterers can be expected to produce results like this. Any professional plasterer will tell you that a correctly plastered ceiling or wall should never need sanding down to achieve a nice finish. You would be right in thinking that the plastering hasn't been done to a competent standard if extensive sanding is necessary. If you see the orbital sanders coming out you should be very suspicious.

Portsmouth Plastering and Coving

Plasterers perform many tasks but one of the most common in recent times, is plastering over artexed ceilings. During the 70's and 80's, artex was the "in" finish for ceilings in Portsmouth, at present that is not the case. To make your artex ceiling look more fresh and contemporary, most plasterers in Portsmouth will be happy to plaster over it. Plastering over artex is preferred to removing it as it is pretty hard to take off or repair, which is likely why its popularity waned in the first place.

Rendering Portsmouth: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mix of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls to obtain a smooth or textured surface finish. Rendering is popular across Europe and is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire retarding qualities, although it is generally used for cosmetic purposes. While it is quite possible to apply paint to a rendered surface, a more effective alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable finish.

Plasterboarding Portsmouth (Dry Lining): Several plasterers in Portsmouth also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the name of the process where plasterboard is attached to a brick surface, metal Gypframe or a timber studding or joist to create a wall surface that does not have to be plastered. While you could decorate or paint the plasterboard finish as it is, generally most people elect to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine layer of plaster to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal framework self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall "dot and dab" drywall adhesive is used and when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Portsmouth, Dry Liners Portsmouth, Plasterboarding Portsmouth)

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