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.
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!
Hi Paul. Im taking on a dining room, with a lot of pipe work in there. How best DL tiu deal with plastering in or around pipework? Is it best to feather
Hi Paul, thanks for the great videos they have been very helpful. However I have done a backing coat not very well and it's a little bit bumpy so was wondering
hi paul, I was just wondering if you have any advise for plastering smaller walls? I can get good results on larger walls but seem to struggle with smaller
Hi, Can you please advise me what to do to prepare walls which are blown in a lot of different places. We are renovating our whole house and every wall
I have been skimmed few walls. After the wall dried, I can see holes with 1mm depth and size varies. I cannot see the holes when the plaster still wet
How flat is flat in terms of plaster? I'm not a plaster but I often have need of a good one on renovations, so far I haven't had much luck. It's been suggested
Hello, I want to skim my bedroom as removing wall paper has left the walls in a mess. should i fit corner beads around the window recess and if so, would
Hi. I am doing a loft conversion / renovation of a few other rooms and have been putting up plasterboard and had a few questions. 1. I really don't want
Hi Paul, Great site, just wished I found it earlier before I spent thousands of pounds on very unreliable plasterers. But then I wouldn't have found this