Our Plastering Process

How do we create such beautifully plastered walls?

 

Plastering is one of trades that is almost considered an art form. Most professional construction builders and do it yourself enthusiasts would rather hire a professional then attempt to take on a big plastering job themselves. Although plastering can be done by anyone, the results may be devastating and having to look at your results day in and day out isn’t something most homeowners want to do. Leaving your plastering needs up to us ensures a beautiful, artistic job well done. Here are some of the steps that allow us to create perfect plastering.

Preparing your surface is one of the most overlooked and important parts of the process. Usually we are covering damaged or unfinished walls and preparing them so that the plaster won’t chip, crack or fall off in chunks is essential. Plaster won’t stick to wallpaper, dirt, dust, wet or loose wall. We then prepare the wall with glue and water. The proper solution is a sort of primer that will help keep the wall from absorbing moisture that would damage your plaster and walls from the inside. It also helps bond the plaster mixture to the surface.

Getting the perfect plaster mix is the next step in the process. Adding just enough plaster to the water so that it is lump free takes quite a bit of precision. Then stirring until the consistency is just right that it’s not to thick and not thin enough where it will slide off the trowel when applied. Other tips include always using fresh clean water and testing the consistency so that a paint stick will sit perfectly on its own stood up in the mixture.

Not going to fast and making sure all the plaster is applied in the correct steps is next up in the process. From application of both coats, dry and wet trawling all the way to final polishing. Each step has its procedure and doing all carefully and not rushing is what allows the finished product to look so beautiful. Touching up the coats until we and our customers are satisfied takes just the right steady hand. Keeping the plaster clean is also something we watch for as not to have any bad patches.

Finally we do not over polish the finish. Getting the plaster to be just like the feel of an eggshell is perfect. We could polish it to an almost perfect glass like feel, but that leads to areas that peel very easy and other areas that are rock hard. Contact us today for a free estimate.