I work as both a plasterere and a plastering instructor.
Here I write about things that crop up in my day to day work, that I think may be of help to anyone wanting to find out a bit more about plastering.
I have stripped back a bathroom wall to the stone (old house, solid stone walls), not an external wall, which used to be tiled. I do not wish to re-tile,
After removing wallpaper and getting rid of as much wallpaper paste residue as possible I am wondering if any that is left will affect the skimming. Should
Hi, First thank you so much for making this course - nothing else I've found online or in print compares in quality or would have given me much chance
Hi Paul, I'm working on the chimney breast as you will see from the pics. Plan is to install a woodburner, and we'd like to keep the original bricks as
Hi Paul I signed up to your online plastering lessons to learn more about plastering (i'm still new at doing it). I'm running in to a routine problem
How do you go about masking up the walls when trying to keep them clean? PVA is messy and gets everywhere and I want to prevent getting anything on the
Hi Paul, I'm about to takle the living room and thanks to your site I'm now pretty confident at skimming walls, but this particular room has coving between
Hi Paul, I put some bondingCoat on the ceiling (over artex) last may. New job and new addition to the family has meant I've only just got back to it.
When skimming over plasterboard joints (scrimmed) I sometimes find they firm up sooner than the rest of the wall and leave me with visible ridges after
Fixing skirting boards; before or after skim. I'm about to reskim a room and will be replacing skirts anyway. I was taught at college (20years ago on a
Hi Paul, Just skimmed over some old rough looking plaster, although it was Fairly stable/flat and not all falling off. I'm not happy with my finish because
Hi Paul, I have put a thin layer of hardwall plaster over soft red brick but I couldn't complete the wall on the same day. Its now dried out and needs
Hi Paul, I'm about to skim over an painted artex ceiling. I vaguely remember from a plastering course two years ago that I'll need to scrape the bumps
Hi, I have recently skim coated over an old asbestos ceiling in our hallway. Which I thought was polished nicely - but after putting on a thin coat of
Hi, we are due to get our bedroom completely skimmed over, but have found as it's an old 1930's house, the layers of wallpaper are very stubborn to remove!