Plastering Truro

Truro 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 Truro, you will need a qualified and professional plasterer to manage the project for you. Plastering is not really something you can do yourself, it can take years of practise to master.

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Plastering work needs to be done on a variety of home improvement projects, even small ones. It could be plaster repair before tiling, rendering a bare wall, plaster skimming a dry lined partition or fitting mouldings or coving before decorating. The fact is, it could be any one of a host of plastering related jobs.

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Before any work commences you need to check out potential Truro plasterers to see if they know their stuff. Ask to see some photos or a portfolio of completed projects. You certainly don't want to be employing a "cowboy" for this sort of work. You will quickly come to realise the many problems that can arise as a result of poor quality plastering.

It is when the painting and decorating starts that any defects become glaringly obvious to the naked eye. Such flaws will be even more highlighted when viewed in bright daylight. By using competent plasterers in Truro, you should hopefully avoid issues such as this.

Because plaster is always covered up with other materials it is easy to forget how important it is that it is smooth and flat. An unevenly plastered area will lead to serious problems with kitchen or bathroom tiling, the installation of kitchen units, the decorating of walls and ceilings and the fitting of skirting boards.

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You can always tell professional Truro plasterers because they almost always get a perfect finish, straight from the trowel. You should never need to sand down a plastered wall or ceiling apart from a quick rub down before decorating. If your finished plastering needs vigorous sanding, you know that it has not been done correctly. If you see the electric sanders coming out you should be very wary.

Plastering and Coving Truro

Whilst you might call on the services of a plasterer for many tasks, a common reason in recent times is for plastering over old artex ceilings. At the height of fashion throughout the seventies and eighties, artex is out of favour in Truro properties right now. To make your artexed ceiling look more fresh and contemporary, most plasterers in Truro will jump at the chance to plaster over it. Those of you who are more retro in taste might want your artex ceilings repaired and brought back to their former glory.

Screeding in Truro

Screeding Truro: Many plasterers in Truro, Cornwall will also offer a floor screeding service, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is generally applied on top of a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to encase underfloor heating pipes or to take on the final floor finish. An effectively laid screed can significantly increase the life of a floor and establish its quality, finish and durability. The mixing of screed by hand should only be used for small areas, otherwise a proper screed pump should be employed to speedily ensure an even, smooth mixture of sand and cement and to transport (pump) this perfect mix directly to its required location, avoiding the use of paraphernalia like wheelbarrows and such.

Dry Lining Truro: Some plasterers in Truro also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which will be needed in a lot of home improvements. Dry lining is the process where plasterboard is mounted on a masonry or brickwork surface, metal Gypframe or a wood studding to create a wall surface that does not need plastering. Whilst it is feasible to decorate the plasterboard surface itself after a bit of filling, in general most people opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin plaster coat afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used, when fixing plasterboard to wooden stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used and when fixing to a brickwork wall the "dot and dab" method is used.

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