The Gold trowel Plastering Organization offers specialized courses for certified Plastering courses or Advanced Skimming courses.
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.
The bucket is essential for the mixing of plaster or dry wall adhesive. Take a bucket which is easy to clean, because clean tools are important if you want to do a plastering job.
Remember: 90% of plastering is having the confidence.
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.
As soon as you have mixed the plaster you should empty it out of the bucket onto a wet board which should be lifted off the ground high enough to enable you to get your plaster onto your hand board (hawk) easily.
Plastering is an acquired skill and is best left to those with the acquired knowledge and experience.
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.
Mixing skim plaster for the first time is difficult and can cause people problems if they haven't done it before.
Cement based plaster however is primarily used for outdoors, with its general use being rendering. This type of plaster can also be used indoors for areas that are susceptible to damp and require a greater thickness of plaster to cover it.