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Plastering Repairs

Plastering is more complex than it seems, and plastering your own walls can be a messy endeavour. Plastering is a trade in and of itself because getting surfaces level and consistent is a skill that takes a lot of practise. When doing home improvements, it’s common to have to remove or damage plaster, and a simple repair is something that most people can do with the right tools and techniques. By clicking here we get info about exterior plastering Christchurch Patch plastering will be the first technique we’ll go through. This is used when there is a patch of damaged plaster on a wall or ceiling that needs to be repaired (although if much of the old plaster is unstable, you are probably better to take it all off and have a professional re-plaster the wall). On a semi-porous surface, use undercoat plaster; on a non-porous surface, use bonding coat. Begin by brushing away any loose debris from the damaged area, paying special attention to the edges. Then, overlapping the surrounding wall, add a coat of PVA solution (5:1 water to PVA). Using a trowel, add undercoat plaster to the area and smooth it to a surface that is slightly less than flat against the wall. Leave the plaster to dry after scoring it in a criss-cross pattern with the trowel’s tip. Now it’s time to add the finishing plaster, which you can do with a plastering trowel (the...