Plastering Steps

Plastering Materials and Steps Process

The first steps here are the layer of materials you will need depending on your situation

Plasterboard - Measure space - Measure and cut -

Fixing Plasterboard to your walls -

(Brick- Plasterboard adhesive) -

(Timber Stud - Drywall Screws) -

Plaster Board should not be bouncy after either process, get plasterboard edges to cross or land on firm backgrounds (timber) Plasterboard adhesive spread evenly in lumps, like a dice style or domino, the distance between lumps should be no more than 16 inches apart and the edges should have be no more than 2 inches from the lumps, the plasterboard may still bounce while adhesive is wet, if plasterboard is still bouncing after adhesive is dried then you will have to make a hole big enough to squeeze in more adhesive in the weak areas, best to use plenty of adhesive to start with, fixing bouncing plasterboard can be easy or a complete disaster and all plasterboard could fall off while your trying to fix a bit. 

Browning - Thickness of Browning Mix should be easy to move around but does not run or move by itself, it is stiff but your trowel can push through it with ease, fill your patch or cover your area  and use a long straight edge to remove the excess, apply more where the straight edge does not touch the wet plaster, repeat until the straight edge is scraping every part of the patch then you have a very flat and even surface for finish plaster coat. 

Finish Plaster Steps
Scrim tape plaster board edges and joins for strength and to stop plasterboard cracking - apply PVA unibond to dry browning or old dry plaster - mix up finish plaster, plasterboard finish or multi finish and other finishes the first coat so it is easy to move but it does not drip or run - using your trowel, apply about 2 mm- 3 mm thick layer to your area, using your towel again flatten out lines when plaster has firmed up a bit, plasterboard finish usually firms up around 20 mins after mixing- mix up second coat and apply another layer 1 mm - 2 mm thick - Flatten with trowel when firm again, 10-20 minutes after mixing second coat - when even firmer, when your finger barely leaves a mark when you gently push on it, then apply a tiny bit of water with a soft 5 inch brush, brush over about 1 sq meter and then use your trowel to flatten again, you will now have a very smooth surface great for painting, you can polish it with your trowel a little bit, no water just dry trowel but this can ruin your nice surface if your not careful.
Full instructions in my book - Plastering Guide or visit my other website site www.StuartRosiePlasterers.com
you can learn how to plaster or just see how its done, handy information if you are having quotes for home improvements.
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