All About Plastering

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.

Dec 08, 2018

Backing for patching in lime plaster

Hi - I've got a patch of about 30cmx30cm lime plaster that has come away from the wall. THe house is around 1840 and stone construction. What should I

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Dec 08, 2018

Skimming over old sand a cement

Hello Paul I am currently prepping for the plaster in my house it had some live areas of plaster so I have scraped it all off back the the existing sand

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Nov 07, 2018

Crazing in skim

Hi, I've skimmed a small plasterboard wall (1 x 2.2 m) and the plaster has crazed in places as it has dried. Small The pasteboard has been up for months.

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Oct 11, 2018

Levelling Plastered and Plasterboarded Surfaces

Hi Paul, I attach a photo showing the other side of my infilled doorway. How do I get a crack free join between board and plaster where I have removed

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Oct 11, 2018

Levelling Plastered and Plasterboarded Surfaces

Hi Paul, Thanks for your advice regards my project, see below. Okay Mike the main video/info from the site that will help you is: the whole skimming

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Aug 07, 2018

Patched plaster not flush

Hi, Before signing up to your site I patched some holes with bonding but couldnt get the patched flush with the existing wall. They're only 1-2mm proud

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Apr 19, 2018

What sort of plaster for Solid Stone Bathroom Wall

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,

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Apr 19, 2018

Can skimming be affected by wallpaper paste residue

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

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Apr 04, 2018

Skimming A Wall With Bulges

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

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Apr 04, 2018

Decorative edges around fireplace

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

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Mar 22, 2018

Flat Plaster

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

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Feb 27, 2018

Masking up and getting tight internal corners

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

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Jan 24, 2018

skim over bottle coving

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

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Jan 18, 2018

Bond first or straight to skim?

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.

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Jan 08, 2018

Board Joints

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

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