Plastering Work

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Plastering Work

Plastering can dramatically change the appearance of your walls. It will get rid of any dents or bumps that you have experienced whilst decorating in the past.

Artex can be plastered over quite easily with a little bit of plastering skill and DIY know-how. This article will talk you through the important point to consider when plastering over artex.

Plastering requires very few tools and materials compared to other trades.

There are some common problems linked with drywall plastering and these are blisters on the plastering, and the tape also tends to fall off at places.

Gypsum plaster is mainly for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing.

Sometimes even if the plastering is done correctly, it gets cracks. In such cases the joint compound may hold too much water and then crack when it dries up.

If cleanliness is next to Godliness then plastering is the holy trade! Ask any plasterer and you will be told the same thing, keep your equipment very clean and most importantly clean as you go.

It is important to practice the artex patterns before experimenting on your wall. Take the easy patterns and learn also how to remove Artex or the textured patterns.

Its important to know what sort of plasterer you are looking for as plasterers will tend to specialise in certain areas of the trade.

Venetian plastering is being used in many homes as well as famous fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

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