Plastering Poulton

Poulton Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all shapes and sizes and no matter how big or small, you'll want to track down an experienced and professional plasterer to work on your home in Poulton. Plasterers can take many years to hone their skills, so plastering isn't really something you can do for yourself.

A certain amount of plastering work can be generated by even the smallest home improvement projects. It may be skimming a dry lined partition, plastering over artex, fitting cornices or coving before decorating or screeding. In truth, it may be any of dozens of plastering related jobs.

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Before any work starts you need to check out potential Poulton plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed work. For this sort of work, you don't want to be hiring "cowboys". You could run into big complications down the line when the quality of the plastering is poor, and these aren't always immediately apparent.

You'll soon notice any imperfections once a coat of paint has gone onto the freshly plastered wall. They'll look even worse with the sunlight shining on them. To avoid problems like this, pick only from experienced plasterers in Poulton.

Because plaster is always concealed by other materials it is easy to forget how important it is that it is level and smooth. A shoddily plastered area can lead to major problems with any area of tiling (kitchens or bathrooms), the decorating of walls and ceilings, the fitting of architraves and the fitting of kitchen units.

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What you really need is the perfect finish straight from the trowel, and the busiest Poulton plasterers can be trusted to produce results like this. You should never need to sand down a plastered ceiling or wall apart from a quick rub down before decorating. If forceful sanding is required, you can pretty much assume that the plastering hasn't been done properly. If power sanders are being used you need to check out the quality of the plastering meticulously.

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One common reason for calling in a plasterer in recent times, is to plaster over an artex ceiling. Countless properties in Poulton had ceilings which were coated with artex during the 70's and 80's, when it was at its height of popularity. To get all your old artexed ceilings looking fresh and modern again, most Poulton plasterers will gladly plaster over them. Many plasterers will also be glad to slap on a coat of artex if you'd like to bring back that old style to your ceilings.

Rendering Poulton: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of lime, sand, cement and water is applied to exterior (and occasionally interior) walls to achieve a textured or smooth surface. Rendering is quite popular all over Europe and is particularly common in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is waterproof, although it's generally employed for aesthetic purposes. While of course it is possible to apply paint to a rendered surface, a better alternative is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable finish. (Tags: Rendering Poulton, Renderers Poulton)

Pebble Dashing Poulton: Love it or hate it pebbledashing has been used for many years to protect and decorate the exteriors of houses in Poulton, Lancashire. There are people who specialise in pebbledashing out there, but now and again Poulton plasterers will happily do this sort of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a form of external wall covering that typically consists of a couple of layers of a base coat made from lime and sand into which small pebbles, gravel or shells are firmly pressed to form a strong, decorative and maintenance free finish on both new and renovated houses.

Dry Lining Poulton: Some plasterers in Poulton also offer dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are needed in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the procedure where plasterboard is mounted on a masonry or brickwork surface, Gypframe metal framing or a wood studding to produce a wall surface that doesn't have to be plastered. While you can paint or decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in general most choose to get the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coating to give it that extra special, smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber joists or studding, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a metal frame self-tapping (or Jack-Point screws) are used and when fixing to a brickwork or masonry wall the "dot and dab" method is used. (Tags: Dry Lining Poulton, Dry Liners Poulton, Plasterboarding Poulton)

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