Plastering Ryde

Ryde Plasterers: When there is plastering work to be carried out on your property in Ryde, whether big or small, you should be calling on a qualified and professional plasterer to execute this task. Plastering is not normally a job that you should attempt by yourself, it's a craft that can take many years of practise.

When trying to achieve a number of home improvement jobs, you have to consider the possibility of plastering work being needed. It could be latex screeding, fitting coving or cornices before decorating, plaster skimming a dry lined partition or rendering a patched up wall. The fact is, it might be any one of dozens of plastering related tasks.

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Employing a plasterer who knows exactly what they are up to is the most important thing, so ask potential Ryde plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their previous work. You do not want to get landed with a bunch of "cowboys" doing your plastering. Shoddy plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very hard to put right down the road.

When a coat of paint is applied to your newly plastered ceilings and walls, the defects will become blindingly obvious. Defective surfaces become even more emphasized in bright sunlight. It really is a no brainer that you should steer clear of poor tradesmen, and pick only from decent plasterers in Ryde.

It is always good to keep in mind that plaster has to be level and smooth, because it is simply a base on which other materials are applied. A poorly plastered surface can cause severe difficulties with the fitting of skirtings, the fitting of kitchen units, bathroom or kitchen tiling and the decorating of walls and ceilings.

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You can always tell the most experienced Ryde plasterers because they consistently get a polished finish, straight from the trowel. A quick rub down before decorating is all that a plastered wall or ceiling should need, it should never require sanding. If vigorous sanding is required, you can pretty much assume that the plastering has not been done properly. 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 old artexed ceiling. Artex was at its height of popularity in Ryde during the seventies and eighties, but today it is out of fashion. Those old artex ceilings can be made to look fresh and modern once again by bringing in your Ryde plasterer to cover them up. Those of you who are more retro in taste might want your artex ceilings restored and brought back to their former glory.

Rendering Ryde: Rendering is a similar technique to plastering, and is the process where a mixture of cement, lime, sand and water is applied to exterior (and now and again interior) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is extremely popular throughout Europe and is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resistant properties and is waterproof, though it is mostly employed for aesthetic purposes. While of course it is possible to paint a rendered wall, an even better option is to colour the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

Pebble Dashing Ryde: While it is not everyone's cup of tea pebble dashing has been used for many years to decorate and protect the external walls of dwellings in Ryde, Isle of Wight. There are people who specialise in pebble dashing out there, but now and again Ryde plasterers will gladly do this sort of work for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a form of external wall covering which usually consists of a couple of layers of a base coat made from sand and lime onto which small pebbles or gravel are firmly pressed to form a maintenance free, attractive and robust finish on both refurbished and new buildings.

Ryde plastering specialists can normally help you with floor screeding and bull floating, screeding before tiling, fancy coving, plastering repairs, exterior screeding and rendering, lime rendering, wet dashing, skimming over existing plaster surfaces, artexing a wall or ceiling, dry lining and plastering ceilings, ceiling replacements, lay in grid suspended ceilings, pebble dashing repairs, Venetian polish plastering and other plastering work in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

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