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Chandler's Ford Plasterers: When you're doing renovations or improvements on your property in Chandler's Ford you will more often than not have to either have some existing plaster walls re-skimmed or some fresh plaster administered. Now plastering is an extremely skilled trade and although you might consider yourself to be pretty useful at odd jobs, it's not the kind of work that you should try to do on your own, except if you're confident in your abilities. This especially applies if there are ceilings to be plastered, since you will almost certainly get yourself and your home in quite a mess if you choose to attempt this. You would be wise to call in a specialist plasterer to undertake this work, and even though you should have no trouble finding a plasterer in Chandler's Ford, getting one who's got a time slot for your job might be more challenging. Plasterers, just like many tradesmen, are generally in demand, thus if it's possible see if you can book someone in at least a few weeks before it needs doing.

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Even seemingly minor home restoration assignments can create the need for some plastering. It will probably be something like re-plastering a ceiling, fitting mouldings or coving before decorating, latex screeding or plaster skimming some dry lining. Do not imagine however that those are the only plastering tasks that may be required, since there are certainly a lot more possibilities.

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Before work starts you need to check out prospective Chandler's Ford plasterers to make sure that they really know their stuff. Ask if you can check out some photographs or a portfolio of completed work. You should avoid employing "cowboys" for this kind of work, at all costs. Poor quality plastering can result in huge complications down the line, and it might not even be noticeable until the decorating starts.

When a coat of paint is applied to your freshly plastered ceilings and walls, the imperfections will become blindingly conspicuous. Such imperfections will be even more accentuated when viewed in bright sunshine. When you've got the choice between decent plasterers in Chandler's Ford and bad ones, always choose an experienced one.

Because plaster is normally covered up with other products and materials it is easy to forget how important it is that it is level and smooth. Small blemishes and cracking can be easily repaired and sanded down later with very few issues, but uneven plastering is difficult to disguise. Difficulties with the fitting of kitchen units, kitchen or bathroom tiling, the wallpapering and painting of walls and ceilings and the fitting of architraves, can result from a badly plastered area.

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What you actually need is the perfect finish right from the trowel, and the busiest Chandler's Ford plasterers can be expected to produce results like this. A quick rub down before decorating is the most that a plastered wall or ceiling should require, it should never require sanding. If any degree of vigorous sanding is necessary to level out the plastered surfaces, they weren't competently done to begin with. If you notice the orbital sanders appearing you should be very suspicious.

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Plasterers perform many tasks but among the most common these days, is plastering over artexed ceilings. A much loved decorative finish for ceilings in Chandler's Ford during the 1970's and 1980's, the popularity of artex has decreased in recent times. To get all your artex ceilings looking sleek and contemporary again, most Chandler's Ford plasterers will be more than happy to plaster over them. If however, you want to bring a bit of that 1970's style back into your home, most plasterers will be just as glad to apply artex as they are to cover it up.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering Chandler's Ford: While it's usually much better to bring in a competent plasterer in Chandler's Ford when you've got plastering work that needs to be carried out in your home, it is always possible to have a go at doing it yourself if you are really good at DIY, and have the self-belief to try. Practicing on an area that's already got a poor quality plastered finish is advisable initially, so that your amateurish plastering amateurish efforts can only make it better. A spare bedroom or an out-of-sight area would be a good start. This should enable you to relax and get accustomed to the required techniques and will be much less nerve-racking. Within reason, it's quite possible for you to re-plaster a wall surface as many times as you want, so if you make a bodge up of it to start with, you can always re-do it as your abilities get better.

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You should be able to get some decent plastering tips and advice by watching and following You Tube tutorials on the web if you don't wish to go to the extreme length of taking a plastering course. The difficulty is that some of those videos can frequently make it look easy, and plastering is far from that. Plastering is of course "hands on" activity and the more you practice the more skillful you get. Through trial and error you could even develop you own techniques for getting that perfect finish. But if you are uncertain, keep to the tried and tested procedures. Because plastering is mostly about confidence, the more you do it, the more confident you'll become. You will be able to start plastering the other walls of your home when you have perfected the art to a standard you're happy with. You've still got the option of bringing in an experienced Chandler's Ford plasterer to put things right if you mess it up.

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You should have no problem locating plasterers in Chandler's Ford, and surrounding places like: Hursley, Lordswood, Brambridge, Otterbourne, Colden Common, Horton Heath, Chilworth, Compton, Fishers Pond, Ampfield, Braishfield. Areas with postcodes like SO53 2AJ, SO53 1JZ, SO53 1JB, SO53 1TA, SO53 1HU, SO53 1JF, SO53 1GR, SO53 2AP, SO51 9DD, and SO50 9LB are also covered. Local Chandler's Ford plasterers will probably have the dialling code 023 and the postcode SO53. If you'd like to access plastering details for your region, click the "quote" banner or form.

Plastering Tools

When you have plastering work that needs doing in Chandler's Ford, most tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts will find that they don't have all the tools which are essential to do a proper job. Which is why in most cases a skilled plasterer will be the best person to call for this type of work. Here are just a handful of the tools that a Chandler's Ford plasterer will work with:

  • Edging Trowel
  • Dry Lining Rasp
  • Feather Edge
  • Scarifier
  • Plaster Pan & Buckets
  • Plasterer's Trowel
  • Plastering Rule
  • Plasterer's Hawk
  • Plaster Mixing Paddle
  • Finishing Trowel
  • Jointing Knife
  • Plasterboard Carrier

What is Plaster?


A building material which is employed for protecting and decorating ceiling and wall surfaces, plaster has been around for hundreds of years. What most of us call "plaster" in the United Kingdom is generally understood to be the material that's used for coating the inner rooms of buildings and houses, whilst that which is used on outside walls is called "render" or "rendering". The most common forms of plaster normally contain either gypsum, lime, or cement, although all work in pretty much the same way. Plaster is a powder when manufactured and when required, is simply mixed with water to make a stiff but easily workable paste immediately before application. The resulting reaction between the plaster and water generates heat through crystallization and the mix consequently sets and hardens.


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Though most popular during the 1970's and 1980's artex still is a good way to improve the look of a ceiling, especially a cracked or shabby one. While in the past you could find plenty of tradespeople who did very little else but artexing and artex repairs, these days it is not quite as easy to find a plasterer who will take on artexing. Undoubtedly the vast array of designs was what made artex so widely loved, and everyone appeared to have their own favourite, be it swirl, scroll, bark, pairs, broken leather, basket weave, hook & line, medusa, stipple, criss-cross or circle. There was always an artex pattern to suit, irrespective of your personal taste. You can of course still get ceilings done in all of these designs these days, simply find a plasterer in Chandler's Ford who constantly performs this type of work, rather that one who'll simply "have a go", in this manner you can be sure that you'll get a proper job made of it. Remember, however, that artex isn't the easiest stuff to patch or repair, which is a primary reason why it's appeal declined in the first place. (Tags: Artexing Chandler's Ford, Artex Patching Chandler's Ford, Artex Repairs Chandler's Ford, Artex Chandler's Ford, Artex Removal Chandler's Ford)

Dry Lining Chandler's Ford (Plasterboarding)

Plasterboarding (Dry Lining)

There are loads of home improvement assignments that will require dry lining (plasterboarding) to be done, and some Chandler's Ford plasterers will be prepared to do this for you. By mounting plasterboard onto a metal frame, a wooden studding or joist or a brick or masonry surface, a stable wall surface is produced that does not need to be plastered. Although in a lot of cases the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with a bit of preparation), an exceptionally fine, hard surface is generated by giving it one last skim of finishing plaster. In terms of fittings, when attaching to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used, when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, drywall screws or nails are used and when fixing to a metal Gypframe self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Plasterboarding Chandler's Ford, Dry Lining Chandler's Ford, Dry Liners Chandler's Ford)

Decorative Plastering

Decorative Plastering

As a means of decorating and protecting wall surfaces, plastering has been used ever since the times of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. In those days, concoctions of clay and mud would have been applied. In London during the 13th Century, plaster was placed on the walls of structures to help restrict fires from spreading. Throughout the Victorian and Georgian eras big advancements were made to develop decorative features and mouldings out of gypsum, as you will witness if you go to visit buildings of this time period. Attractive decorative plaster effects using modern materials coupled with age-old techniques can be created by skilled plasterers today. Such decoration take countless forms and will incorporate the installation of brackets, niches, cornice finishes, corbels, coving, ceiling roses and dentils. (Tags: Decorative Plastering Chandler's Ford, Plaster Mouldings Chandler's Ford, Plastering Finishes Chandler's Ford, Plastering Effects Chandler's Ford)

Polished Plastering Chandler's Ford

Polished Plaster Chandler's Ford

Highly fashionable nowadays, polished plaster is an up-to-date variation of traditional Italian plaster finishes. The phrase describes an entire range of ornamental plaster finishes - from the highly polished Lucidato, Marmorino and Venetian plaster to the rugged look of textured polished plasters. The technique is primarily used internally, on walls and ceilings, to supply a surface finish that looks like polished travertine, limestone or marble. Polished plaster is sleek and smooth to touch while offering natural shade variations and a unique feeling of depth. Also, it is possible to mix these kinds of plasters to obtain distinctive bespoke finishes. By the use of artificial or natural colourants, pleasing tints or colours can be given to the polished plaster finish. This is especially useful when trying to obtain "marbled" effects or to generate designs and colours that don't exist naturally. For additional information about polished plaster, it is recommended that you take a look at Wikipedia and search for "Polished Plaster". Or go look at the Armourcoat webpage


Rendering Chandler's Ford Hampshire UK

Rendering is the process whereby a mix of lime, sand, cement and water is put on to walls (both interior and exterior), in order to achieve a smooth or textured surface, with a technique which is not dissimilar to plastering. A popular technique across Europe, rendering is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean countries, especially in Italy, Spain and Greece. A rendered finish is water resistant and has some fire resistant properties, although it's generally used for aesthetic purposes. You can get a longer lasting and more durable finish by colouring the render itself, though of course it is possible to apply paint to a rendered wall.

Acoustic Plastering Chandler's Ford

To improve sound insulation and decrease noise transmission within rooms, some plastering companies in Chandler's Ford provide a specialist service called acoustic plastering. The process includes the application of a specially formulated plaster containing sound-absorbing additives or fibres. The control of reverberation and echo, leading to a more acoustically balanced environment, can be achieved through the use of acoustic plaster. Commonly employed in spaces such as conference rooms, recording studios, classrooms and theatres, this application is necessary for noise control. Enhancing sound quality and creating a quieter, more comfortable atmosphere in any space is possible due to the special properties of acoustic plaster.

Showcasing a visual subtlety that gracefully matches its auditory finesse, acoustic plastering extends beyond its technical capabilities. Standing in contrast to conventional sound-absorbing materials, which frequently catch attention with their looks, acoustic plaster seamlessly incorporates itself within the current interior design. Preserving the visual integrity of the space, a selection of textures and colours can be used to finish it, subtly enhancing its acoustic properties. (18349 - Acoustic Plastering Chandler's Ford)

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Chandler's Ford plastering specialists can generally help with damaged plaster renovation in Chandler's Ford, floor screeding and levelling Chandler's Ford, lime plastering, speed skimming Chandler's Ford, wet dashing, lime rendering, damp proofing services, pebble dash restoration, Venetian polish plaster, lime hemp plastering, screeding concrete floors in Chandler's Ford, exterior rendering and screeding in Chandler's Ford, dry lining and skimming walls, repairing holes in walls and ceilings, false ceilings Chandler's Ford, curved ceiling plastering in Chandler's Ford, rendering with sand and cement, float and set plastering, stucco plastering, render repairs Chandler's Ford, sculptured coving, external plastering Chandler's Ford, ceiling roses and cornices, relief plastering, plasterboard skimming in Chandler's Ford, monocouche rendering, coloured K Rend, lay in grid suspended ceilings in Chandler's Ford, fibrous plastering, room partitioning, insurance work, pitted plaster in Chandler's Ford, dot and dab walling, blown plaster, drywall taping and other plastering work in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. These are just an example of the duties that are accomplished by local plasterers. Chandler's Ford providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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To identify certified members of the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors you can do a search (here). To get more information regarding traditional plasterer's methods, the history of plastering and plaster, plastering tools and materials, external plastering techniques, plasterer's duties and internal plastering techniques, check out the Wikipedia page here. To ask questions related to screeding, plastering and rendering visit one of the plastering forums. Discussion topics include Fibrous Plastering, Magnetic Plaster, Plastering Students Discussions, Plasterer's Health and Wellbeing, Tips and Tricks of the Trade, Rendering, General Trade Discussions, Damp Proofing, Floor Screeding and External Wall Insulation. (Tags: Plasterers Chandler's Ford, Plastering Chandler's Ford, Plasterers Hampshire, Plasterer Chandler's Ford).

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