If you are interested in doing a lot of drywall jobs, it is worth investing in some tools like an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo or some other special tools.
Mixing is a very important phase in a plastering job. With the help of a mixer drill the mixing plaster can be made easily, especially if the quantity is large.
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.
Plaster moldings are often used for plastering jobs, but the fit should be right and it is better if it is done by professionals.
Within the building trades, plastering is one of the oldest crafts.
Plastering equipment will usually need replacing if plaster is not cleaned off with water before it dries and this can get expensive and is wasteful.
Some special services offered by some plastering contractors are pebbledashing, rendering, coving, damp course installation or Tyrolean.
When plastering materials with differing absorption, it is a good idea to key the surfaces to be plastered with a PVA bonding sealer.
The Gold trowel Plastering Organization offers specialized courses for certified Plastering courses or Advanced Skimming courses.
No plastering should be done in frosty weather. In cold weather plaster hardens slowly and a longer period of time between coats should be allowed.