Excuse my ignorance but I will shortly be having a room plastrered 3 of the
4 walls, will, I think just need reskimming. The other is currently bare
Can/Will the plasterer just plaster directly onto the brick or will I have
to fit plasterboard 1st?
If you get it wrong the plasterer will not be at all happy. He coud
plasterboard the wall for you in an hour or so if you have the
materials there. Do you know how to fireproof the pbd? Have you got a
Darby or good straight edge to get the line right? And how are you
going to plumb it up?
Consulting costs nothing does it? Remember he can do it 5 times faster
than you and it will be right. What will you be saving?
Or book yourself on a plastering course.
I went from being completely useless at it to being better
than the professional plasterers I hired in just 2 days.
It took a while longer to get up to their speed.
I'm getting even better as I do more of it too.
Not done a ceiling yet though (and the one I really need
to do is, of course, over the stairwell;-)
Might be a stupid questio, but where do you go about getting on a plastering
course? The local college? I thought the shortage of people like plasterers,
plumbers, etc meant that the colleges could not even get lecturers?
rich_ard email@example.com (Rich) wrote in message
You use the bonding to create firewalls.
In which case he should do the whole job. If it goes pear shaped he
can take it all down and let the pro's do it.
Put the firewalls where the use of fixtures is most likely and you
should be all right with dado and pictures etc. It's not a skilled job
but does require a lot of nous.
Shelving isn't really a good idea but it can be done with those snails
or toggles. I would use Grip Fill as well.
Sorry but I disagree. If you are getting a plasterer in, leave him
to do this. You will probably pay for a day's time anyway, and he
can do the scratch coat and finish coat the same day (unless the
room is enormous). He is unlikely to want to skim over your D.I.Y.
plasterboard, and the results might show it.
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