Plaster Walls

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Plastering a wall is a much easier process than it looks. It is done by many people who are DIY enthusiasts and the final result can be good. But if you are not satisfied with only good and you want great results then you can hire our company to do the work for you. We can make sure that your walls are plastered and look smooth. Call us right now to find out more about the service.

Preparation

To achieve a great finish, you have to start great at the beginning. Before starting the plaster you must make sure to cover the floor and nearby furniture with protective bags. You should also remove any electrical equipment from the wall if you are going to plaster near them. You should also make sure to cover the plugs. Then you continue by cleaning any old plaster, dust or dirt from the wall to make sure that the new plaster is going to stick. Make sure to use a plaster tape to cover all the plaster joints sheets.

Preparing the Plaster

When preparing the plaster you should be careful to follow the instructions written down by the manufacturer. You should start by filling half of a clean bucket with water. You should always add the water first to make sure the plaster is prepared in the right way. You should slowly add the plaster powder to the bucket. It is better to make as much plaster as you need than to make a lot of plaster that you may waste later. Mix the plaster until it is the whole mass it is created properly and the powder is all mixed with the water.

Plastering the Wall

Once the plaster is ready and it must not be runny, you transfer it from the bucket to a surface and then you put some plaster on the plastering hawk. The best thing to do when plastering is to use small amounts and use big hand motions across the wall to make sure that the plaster is spread evenly. Adding a first thin coat is always the best you can do. While you add more plaster in the same place making sure to spread it across the surface and avoid leaving any bumps that might create. Press firmly and spread the plaster as evenly as you can.

Second Coat

Once the plaster is nearly dry but still workable you can apply a second coat. Make sure you apply the second coat at the same thinness as the first one. Based on the expert’s advice, you must leave the plaster to dry until the plaster is slightly damp but firm enough to not move on the touch. After the surface is all dry, you should damp the surface with water. This way the plaster can become smoother and hope to fill any small voids.

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