Learn to Plaster 1 Day Course  
Bedford North of London

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.

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What you'll learn

  • A general overview of the plastering process.
  • The techniques needed to achieve a flat backing coat and a smooth finish coat.
  • The top 10 Plastering Tips to ensure flat, smooth walls.
  • How to practice at home.
  • How to apply what you've learnt to your own particular project.

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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

3:30 Finish

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. 

The Finish Coat


how to spread a flat even coat of plaster 2mm thick over the whole wall.


the process of plastering that ensures a smooth flat surface is obtained.

Master the art of...

obtaining a polished surface.

Guaranteed - with 1:1 tuition.

Making it, enjoyable, informative & relevant.

Plastering tuition is carried out in a purpose built outbuilding

A plastering course with 1:1 Tuition from DIY Plastering cannot be compared to any other plastering course.

The format of the course can change depending upon your ability and what you want to learn. This ensures that when you leave, you have not just learnt a few plastering techniques, but also how to apply these techniques to your own particular project or for your individual needs. 

The 1:1 courses give you as much time as you need on the skills you need.

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Backing Coat Instruction

  • Preparation of background
  • Application of backing coat
  • Straightening & levelling
  • Floating backing coat ready to accept top finish coat
  • Applying base coat to a patch (leaving a suitable depth for finish coat)

Finish Coat Instruction

  • Mixing plaster
  • Application techniques
  • Finishing techniques
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Plastering Tuition

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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All courses for 2015 are fully booked. Dates for January & February will be added on the 23rd December. Please enter your email address below to receive them.



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Learn to Plaster Information at DIY Plastering

DIY Plastering
Willow Barn
Ravensden Road
MK41 0LA

Call Paul on
07794 045769

3 miles from Bedford Station


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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 completely 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.

Thanks again.