Plastering Walkden

Walkden Plasterers: Plastering jobs come in all sizes and shapes and irrespective of how large or small, you'll want to locate a qualified and professional plasterer to work on your home in Walkden. Plastering can take years of practise to perfect, so you really should not attempt to do it yourself.

Even seemingly minor home improvement projects can generate the need for plastering work. It might be installing coving or decorative mouldings before decorating, applying some screeding, plastering over an old artexed ceiling or plaster skimming dry lining. In actual fact, it may be any one of a large number of plastering related chores.

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Employing a plasterer who knows exactly what they're doing is the most critical thing, so ask potential Walkden plasterers if they can show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. You want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for this sort of work, at all costs. Even shoddy plastering can sometimes look reasonable at first glance, but as work progresses, the problems start.

It is when the painting and decorating commences that any imperfections become blindingly obvious to the naked eye. Even more so, with the sunlight shining onto the freshly plastered surfaces. You'll avoid this problem by only choosing from competent plasterers in Walkden.

It is always important to keep in mind that plaster should be flat and smooth, because it is just a base on which other materials are applied. An imperfectly plastered area may cause severe issues with the fitting of skirting boards, the fitting of kitchen units, the wallpapering and painting of walls and ceilings and any area of tiling.

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You should expect nothing less than a perfect, polished finish right from the trowel. Sanding (particularly with machine tools) should never be necessary on freshly plastered walls and ceilings, a quick rub down with fine paper is all that should be needed. Actually, if any substantial amount of sanding is required, you can assume that your plasterer was not as skillful as you expected. If you hear the buzz of electric sanders, you need to do a thorough quality check.

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In recent times, a common reason to call in a plasterer is to cover an artexed ceiling. At the height of fashion throughout the 1970's and 80's, artex is out of favour in Walkden properties right now. To make your dated artex ceiling look more fresh and modern, most plasterers in Walkden will gladly plaster over it. If you are more retro in your taste, you might want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on some artex.

Rendering Walkden: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process whereby a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water is applied to external (and sometimes interior) walls to obtain a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is a popular method all over Europe and is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire resistant qualities and is waterproof, though it's generally used for aesthetic purposes. While it is quite possible to apply paint to a rendered wall, an even better option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting finish. (Tags: Rendering Walkden, Renderers Walkden)

Pebble Dashing Walkden: Though it is not everyone's cup of tea pebbledashing has been used for many years to decorate and protect the exterior walls of dwellings in Greater Manchester. There are pebble dashing specialists around, but quite often Walkden plasterers will happily do this sort of work for you. Pebble dashing (or pebbledashing) is a kind of exterior wall covering which usually consists of 2 layers of a base coat made from lime and sand onto which small gravel or pebbles are firmly pressed to form a tough, attractive and maintenance free finish on both new and refurbished homes. (Tags: Pebble Dashing Walkden, Pebble Dashers Walkden)

Plasterboarding Walkden (Dry Lining): Quite a few plasterers in Walkden also offer dry lining services, which will be required in plenty of improvement projects around the home. Dry lining is the name of the process by which plasterboard is affixed to a wooden studding or joist, a brickwork surface or metal Gypframe to form a wall surface that doesn't need plastering. While it's possible to paint or decorate the plasterboard finish itself after a bit of filling, normally most folks opt to have the plasterboard skimmed with a thin layer of plaster to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to wood studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used. (Tags: Dry Lining Walkden, Dry Liners Walkden, Plasterboarding Walkden)

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