Plastering Basics: What Not To Do

Whenever someone gets into the field of plastering, there is a chance that he will focus more on all the basics of what needs to be done. In such case, he may forget that there are some basics that stress on what a plasterer should not do. 

So, if you have learnt almost all the basics of the first, it’s time that you know the second. Because if you don’t learn these basics, you may end up getting disappointed result that can weight you down.  Apart from it if you don’t want to do you can call any professional Plasterer. But now let’s dig in.

Plastering Basics

Don’t use cheap tools: 

If you use bad, lower quality tools, you cannot expect to have a smooth finish on your plastered walls. For a decent finish, make sure to invest in decent tools such a high quality trowel. This will help you a lot in giving you the finish you want. 

Don’t rush: 

Whenever taking up a project, many end up rushing to get it finished as quick as possible. Either they don’t want to waste so much energy by involving in it for several days or they have half the time left to get it done due to delaying a few days. So, rushing becomes a common scenario in such projects. 

If you want a smooth finish, then you should not rush. You should rather take as much time as possible, go slow and price it correct. 

Don’t go with outdated plaster:

Some people think it’s okay to use the plaster that is just a few weeks/months out of date. That’s where everything wrong begins. Whenever you use such plaster, it will take no time to get the surface solid. You won’t be able to give it a finish look. Thus the result will be a horrible and unfinished plastered surface which will double the task by peeling it off and starting from the beginning. 

Don’t be unprepared: 

There’s a saying: You fail to prepare means you prepare to fail. So, preparing a job is one of the most essential parts of any work. 

It includes ensuring all the walls have a minimum of one coat PVA (2 ideally but that depends on the background), scraping excess papers off, filling holes using the accurate backing agents, or scrim taping all the areas having joints or cracks in place. 

You have to make sure all these little jobs are done right. The more time you spend of the prep, the better finish you can expect. 

Don’t use unclean tools: 

Using unclean tools will give you the same result as the one of using outdated tools. The finish will be horrible because of stones and dirt covered in the tools. 

So, whenever you are planning to use one, it could be mixer or paddle, always make sure to clean them first. 

It will be better if you get the cleaning job done after finishing the plastering job. Because, this way, you won’t have to use your energy in doing it right before you take up the next project. 

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