Plastering Widnes

Widnes Plasterers: If you've got some plastering that needs doing on your property in Widnes, you will be looking for a seasoned and professional plasterer to do a good job on your behalf. It matters not if it is just a small area, a whole room or your entire property, you need a good tradesman. Plastering can take years of practise to master, so you should not attempt to do it yourself.

A certain amount of plastering work can be generated by even the smallest home improvement projects. It could be re-plastering a ceiling, latex screeding, plaster skimming dry lining or fitting mouldings or coving before decorating. In fact, it could possibly be any one of dozens of plastering related jobs.

Plasterers Widnes Cheshire

Now there are plenty of Widnes plasterers to choose from, and you need to find one that knows their stuff. If they've got a website you could study pictures that they've posted, or you could ask to see a portfolio. At all costs, you want to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. Inferior plastering is worse than no plastering at all, as it is very hard to put right down the road.

Any defects will become glaringly obvious as soon as some paint starts going on to your newly plastered ceilings and walls. In bright daylight your defective plastered surfaces will look even worse. When you have the choice between decent plasterers in Widnes and bad ones, always use a decent one.

The primary attribute of plastered surfaces is that they be smooth and flat, forming a level base for other materials to be applied to them. An irregular plastered surface may cause major difficulties with the painting and wallpapering of walls and ceilings, the tiling of wall surfaces, the installation of kitchen units and fitting skirting boards.

Plasterer in Widnes

The most skillful Widnes plasterers have reputations to keep up and will always aim to get a perfect, polished finish straight from the trowel, whenever possible. A plastered wall or ceiling should never have to be sanded down to get a good finish, it should only need a quick rub with fine glasspaper before it is decorated. If vigorous sanding is necessary, you can assume that the plastering hasn't been done properly. If you hear the buzz of electric sanders, you need to do a thorough quality check.

Widnes Plastering and Coving

Plasterers perform many tasks but one of the most common these days, is plastering over old artexed ceilings. Hundreds of properties in Widnes had ceilings which were coated with artex during the seventies and eighties, when it was at its height of popularity. So as to get your ceilings looking fresh and contemporary once again, your Widnes plasterer will be happy to cover them up with a smooth new finish. Plastering over artex is preferred to removing it as it is quite hard to get off or repair, which is doubtless why its popularity has waned.

Rendering Widnes: Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of lime, cement, sand and water is applied to external (and occasionally internal) walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. Rendering is extremely popular all over Europe and is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean countries. A rendered finish has some fire retarding properties and is water resistant, although it's principally used for cosmetic purposes. While of course it is possible to paint a rendered wall, a better option is to mix colour into the render itself, giving a more long lasting, durable end result.

Screeder Widnes

Screeding Widnes: Some plasterers in Widnes, Cheshire also offer floor screeding services, whereby a new level floor surface is created using a sand and cement mix. Screeding is normally put on over a rougher concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to take on the final floor finish or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A correctly laid screed can prolong the lifespan of the whole floor and ensure its durability, quality and finish. Hand mixing screed is only suitable for small areas, in all other instances a screed pump should be used to swiftly produce an even, smooth mixture of sand, cement and water and to transport (pump) this fine mix directly to where its needed, avoiding the use of wheelbarrows and other equipment. (Tags: Screeding Widnes, Screeders Widnes, Floor Screeding Widnes)

Dry Lining Widnes: A few plasterers in Widnes also offer dry lining services, which will be required in a lot of improvement projects. Dry lining is the procedure by which plasterboard is affixed to a wood studding or joist, a brickwork surface or metal Gypframe to form a wall surface that does not need plastering. While you could decorate the plasterboard surface after a bit of filling, in general most folks like to get the plasterboard skimmed with a fine coat of plaster afterwards to give it an extra smooth finish. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber studding or joists, drywall screws or nails are used, when fixing to a metal Gypframe Jack-Point self drilling, self tapping screws are used and when fixing to a brick or masonry wall "dot and dab" bonding is used.

Widnes plastering specialists can usually help you with skimming plaster ceilings and walls, artexing preparation, skimming over drywall, pebble dash restoration, repairing holes in ceilings and walls, lay in grid suspended ceilings, blown plaster, artex patching, monocouche rendering, float and set plastering, floor screeding and levelling, screeding floors for tiling, plasterboard skimming, drywall finishing and other plastering work in Widnes, Cheshire.

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