Tips to Improve Your DIY Plastering in Bristol
Welcome to our website about basic DIY plastering Tips. We will try to keep this updated with as many tips and tricks that we can find to help you on your way when it comes to DIY plastering. Our main top tip for DIY plastering is below but on subsequent pages you will be able to find many more tips and this website grows.
If you have ever tried DIY plastering you would probably agree that it is considered an art form. It certainly isn’t easy and for the majority of jobs it might be worth hiring a professional plasterer. However with the right amount of dedication you can quickly improve your plastering ability and put it to use around your home.
If you are a complete beginner to plastering then this site is a perfect place to start. We will add blogs giving you as much information as possible each week. Our main tip is below but we will add times on things like lime rendering, sand and Cement rendering, dry walling and alot more in coming months. Enjoy!
The First big tip – Prepare your surface before beginning DIY plastering.
One of the most important tips for plastering is preparation of the surface you are going to use. A lot of people with completely forget this point and if you intent to do any DIY plastering then this is your first task.
Preparing your surface is important if you want to achieve a perfect finish. I doubt you want the wall to crumble down after your hard work. You will need to ensure you have removed any wallpaper.
Using a mixture of water and PVA glue. This will help reduce the amount of water in the plaster that is absorbed into the wall. Although it’s something not often talked about a wall can literally suck all of the water out of the plaster leaving you with a dry mess. Not Good!!
In all cases of DIY Plastering you should apply this directly before plastering and it needs to be still wet while you plaster. This will help the plaster stick to the wall. The water and glue should feel a little tacky before plaster is added not to wet or dry.
Hopefully our first top tip for DIY plastering has been useful and we will continue to add more each week.