The 1 day 'Learn to Plaster' Course teaches the essential techniques for successful plastering. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to plaster a wall, on your own to a good standard.
Introduces you to the techniques of both backing coat & finish (skim) coat application, giving the ability to plaster brick, block, stone or plasterboard walls.
Who it's for
The course is suitable for: both men & women, home owners, builders, beginners and improvers. No previous plastering experience is needed; being a personalised course means that we can start right at the beginning, or from a point that you want to improve your skills from.
What you'll learn
8:45 to 9:15 Arrival / Welcome Coffee
9:15 About the tools, materials and process
9:30 Demonstration/Explanation of backing coat techniques
10:00 Mixing plaster
10:15 Apply a backing coat to a wall under instruction, and obtain a flat professional finish
12.15 Lunch Break
12:45 Demonstration/Explanation of Skimming coat techniques.
1:00 Skim a wall under instruction and obtain a nice clean professional finish
3:00 Coffee, Question & Answer Session
Times are approximate
1:1 Instruction / Tuition
The 1 day Plastering Course is professional but informal and due to just being 1:1 means that we can go at a pace that suits you and allows you to ask as many questions as you like.
All courses are 100% practical. Tuition is given through a series of demonstrations and then instruction whilst you are plastering a wall.
Backing Coat Instruction
Finish Coat Instruction
Additional Course Information
DIY Plastering in Bedford, North of London.
The 1 day 'Learn to Plaster' course costs £300 per person.
£100 deposit is payable now. The remaining balance of £200 is payable on the day of your course. Alternatively you can make payment in full.
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3 miles from Bedford Station
Hi Paul, Firstly thanks for a very educational day on Saturday. I completed my first wall today. Not a straight forward wall as it was on existing plasterwork with a window and door. in addition i had to build the reveals as the windows had just been fitted and the old plasterwork wasn't completley level so this posed a great challenge however; the result is amazing which is thanks to your patience and hints and tips. Most important for me was trowel control so that the plaster didn't all end up on the floor and not to panic when faced with trowel marks.