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Reading Plastering & Skimming Services

Reading 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 Reading. It can take many years to perfect the art of plastering, so it is not advisable for you to try to do it yourself.

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Some plastering work is frequently necessary, even on the smallest of home remodeling tasks. It will perhaps be stuff like plaster skimming a dry lined partition, installing coving or cornices before decorating, plaster repair in preparation for tiling or plastering over an old artexed ceiling. Do not however imagine that these are the only plastering and screeding tasks which may be necessary, as there are lot's more possibilities.

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Hiring a plasterer who knows precisely what they're up to is the most important factor, so ask prospective Reading plasterers to show you a portfolio of their accomplished work. No matter what, you want to avoid employing "cowboys" for such work. Even poor quality plastering can occasionally look tolerable at first, but down the line, the complications start.

Once you begin decorating, the defects will begin to show up. Such flaws will be even more accentuated when viewed in bright daylight. To avoid problems like this, select only from competent plasterers in Reading.

Being simply a base onto which additional materials are subsequently applied, is the reason why plastering has to be smooth and flat above all other things. Minor dents and cracking can easily be filled and sanded later on with few issues, but irregular plastering is hard to disguise. Areas that are badly plastered can cause problems with the installation of kitchen units, any area of tiling, the painting of the surfaces and fitting skirting boards.

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A perfect, polished finish, directly from the trowel is what you should expect from the finest Reading plasterers. A plastered wall or ceiling should never have to be sanded down to get a decent finish, it ought to only require a brief rub with fine sandpaper prior to decorating. You can safely assume that the plastering has not been carried out properly if vigorous sanding is necessary. Be very suspicious of re-hiring plasterers who make regular use of electric sanding machines.

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While you might call on the services of a plasterer for many tasks, one common reason these days is for plastering over old artexed ceilings. The "in" finish for ceilings throughout the seventies and eighties, artex is not so fashionable in Reading right now. Covering that artex ceiling with plaster is something that most Reading plasterers will be more than happy to do so as to make it look more sleek and modern. If you are more retro in your taste, you may want to give your currently smooth ceilings some character by actually putting on artex.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering Reading: While it's generally much better to bring in a professional plasterer in Reading when you've got plastering work that should be undertaken in your home or business premises, it is quite possible to have a go at doing it yourself if you're fairly good at DIY, and have the self-confidence to attempt it. As a newbie plasterer it is a great idea to start your plastering experience by maybe doing a test run on an out-of-sight area or a spare bedroom, especially one that already has a poor plastered surface and that can hardly be made worse by your amateur efforts. This should allow you to relax and get acquainted with the required processes and should be much less stressful. You will probably make a bit of a mess on the first couple of attempts, but don't worry because it's quite possible to plaster a wall surface as many times as you want.

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If you're looking for a few tips and hints to help you on your way, you could always watch a few You Tube video tutorials. Or, if you are eager to learn plastering you might even consider taking a course at a local school or college. Practice makes perfect as the saying goes, and plastering is certainly no exception to this rule - so the more you practice the more confident and skillful you get. Through experimentation you might even come up with you own strategies for getting a flawless finish. But if you're in any doubt, follow the tried and tested procedures. Self-confidence is the most crucial issue with plastering, and the more you do it, the more confident you're apt to get. You can take on some more advanced plastering work when you've mastered the skill to a reasonable degree. You've still got the option of bringing in a professional Reading plasterer to put things right if you mess it up.

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Folks who live in Norcot, Chazey Heath, Shinfield, Earley, Lower Earley, Caversham Heights, Sulham, Emmer Green, Mapledurham, Tilehurst, Woodley, Caversham, Southcote, Theale, Play Hatch, Sonning, Pingewood, Tidmarsh, Englefield, Dunsden Green, Calcot, West Reading, Whitley, Purley on Thames, Pangbourne, or other locations outside Reading can also access these plastering services, and make full use of the convenience they offer. Locally based Reading plasterers will likely have the postcode RG1 and the telephone dialling code 0118.

Artex Reading

Artexing Reading Berkshire

Particularly popular throughout the 1970's and 1980's, artex has long been an effective way to add a decorative finish to a ceiling, and also to hide cracks and uneven surfaces. While in the good old days you would find tons of tradesmen who did little else but apply artex and do artex repairs, these days it's not quite so straightforward to obtain a plasterer who'll do artexing. With styles and designs like medusa, hook & line, stippled, scroll, broken leather, basket & flowers, criss-cross, swirl, bark, pairs or circles, there seemed to be something for everybody. Patterns of artex were available to fit any taste or personal preference. It is of course still quite possible to get any of these artex ceiling patterns carried out today, you will simply have to locate a craftsman (a plasterer and not a handyman) ready to tackle it. Having said that, it ought to be mentioned that artex is somewhat tricky to patch or repair and it's almost certainly because of this that its use declined.


Wall Rendering Reading UK

Rendering is similar in technique to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of sand, cement, lime and water is applied to exterior (and sometimes internal) walls to obtain a smooth or textured surface. A favoured technique throughout Europe, rendering is really widespread in the Mediterranean countries, notably in Greece, Italy and Spain. A rendered finish is mostly used for cosmetic purposes but is also waterproof and has some fire retarding properties. There are two ways that colour can be put on to a rendered wall, either you can apply paint once it's properly dry, or colours can be added to the render itself, providing a surface that is much more resilient and long lasting. (Tags: Renderers Reading, Rendering Reading)

Dry Lining Reading

Dry Lining (Plasterboarding) Reading

Several plasterers in Reading also provide dry lining services (plasterboarding), which are required in plenty of improvement projects. A process which produces a surface that doesn't need to be plastered, plasterboard can be fixed to a wood studding, a metal framework or a masonry or brickwork surface. Although in a lot of cases the plasterboard itself can be decorated (with some preparation), an exceptionally smooth, durable surface is created by applying one last skim of finishing plaster. As for fittings, when fixing plasterboard to timber stud or joists, nails or drywall screws are used, when fixing to a masonry or brick wall the "dot and dab" method is used and when fixing to a metal frame self-drilling, self tapping (Jack-Point screws) are used. (Tags: Dry Liners Reading, Dry Lining Reading, Plasterboarding Reading)

Pebble Dashing

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Pebbledashing (sometimes called roughcast) has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the outside of dwellings. Although in Reading it's not everyone's cup of tea. There are pebble dashing specialists around, but usually Reading plasterers will gladly do this sort of job for you. Pebbledashing (or pebble dashing) is a type of external wall covering usually consisting of a couple of layers of a base coat made of sand and lime into which small gravel, pebbles or shells are pressed to form a tough, maintenance free and attractive finish on both renovated and new buildings.


Plaster Skimming Reading Berkshire (0118)

A thin covering of plaster applied over the top of damaged plasterwork, artex or new plasterboard is called re-skimming or skimming. Plasterers are frequently asked to do this sort of task. Plenty of home refurbishments involve new plasterboarded walls or cause damage to existing plastered surfaces. A specialist will make those flawed surfaces ready for painting or wallpapering by the application of a glass-like and smooth finish. Before you decorate on top of it, you need to leave it to dry out thoroughly for several days. A perfectly flat and fault-free surface should be the end result.(Tags: Plaster Skimming Reading, Re-Skimming Reading, Skimming Reading)

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Plastering Tasks Reading

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Reading plastering specialists can usually help you with bonding, concrete plastering, relief plaster, repairing holes in ceilings and walls Reading, false ceilings, floor levelling and screeding, damaged plaster restoration, artexing walls and ceilings, lime rendering, ceiling roses and cornices, polymer screeds, Marmorino plaster, ceiling overboarding, external rendering and screeding, patch plastering Reading, floor levelling, stud partitions, decorative mouldings, plastering over artex, dot and dab walling, fire and flood restorations, skimming plaster ceilings, blown plaster, stucco plastering in Reading, ceramic tiling, fibrous plaster, dragged plaster, the rendering of brickwork, screeding uneven floors, polished plastering Reading and other plastering work in Reading, Berkshire.

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Also find: Norcot plasterers, Shinfield plasterers, West Reading plasterers, Earley plasterers, Tidmarsh plasterers, Theale plasterers, Caversham Heights plasterers, Calcot plasterers, Mapledurham plasterers, Woodley plasterers, Purley on Thames plasterers, Whitley plasterers, Caversham plasterers, Pingewood plasterers, Play Hatch plasterers, Dunsden Green plasterers, Pangbourne plasterers, Chazey Heath plasterers, Tilehurst plasterers, Sulham plasterers, Sonning plasterers, Lower Earley plasterers, Emmer Green plasterers, Englefield plasterers, Southcote plasterers and more.

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Plastering Around Reading

Some Reading streets and areas where plastering has recently been done - Chiltern View, Amersham Road, Clappers Farm Road, Ashton Close, Campbells Green, Cholmeley Road, Skye Close, Axbridge Road, Tenaplas Drive, Carey Street, Clay Lane, Devitt Close, Chapel Road, Ash Copse, Cherry Close, Castle End, Sherwood Street, Totterdown, South Stoke Road, Spring Gardens, Salcombe Road, Anglefield Road, Autumn Close, Cannock Way, Denmark Road, Clements Mead, Temple Mews, Delafield Drive, Tring Road, Clay Hill, as well as these local Reading postcodes: RG1 1HE, RG1 2AQ, RG1 1BX, RG1 2AF, RG1 1NB, RG1 1NS, RG1 2AR, RG1 1TZ, RG1 2BU, RG1 2AH.

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(This plasterers Reading article was updated on 09-05-2022)