Plastering is physically demanding, it requires long periods of standing, lifting, bending and overhead reaching.
Doing your own skimming instead of hiring a plasterer, can and will save you a lot of cash so its well worth the time and effort invested in learning how to do the job right.
The lime that is mainly used for internal plastering is calcined from chalk, oyster shells or other nearly pure limestone. It is also known as fat, pure, chalk or rich line.
If you are a novice plasterer then you might prefer to start in a spare bedroom with an existing poor finish that can only be made better which will greatly reduce the stress on you. Remember, you can plaster skim the walls as many times as you like so you can always go over a not so perfect job later as you get better.
The range of work for plastering jobs could be for new-build housing or commercial developments, small scale domestic extensions or for restoration and repair of existing buildings.
Skimming is the process by which a thin layer of plaster is applied to a wall or ceiling to provide a smooth surface.
The material used for the Plastering Float is high impact polystyrene. This makes it suitable for heavy duty work.
There are special tools to help you for cutting the plasterboard. If you want to use the direct bond method it is important to know the correct technique how to apply the plasterboard with that method.
Solid Plastering is the application of wet finishes to internal walls, floors and ceilings. It also includes applying protective covering to external walls such as pebble dashing.
Plaster should be mixed using equal amounts of plaster to water, taking time to mix until a smooth consistency is achieved.