The next step after drywall installation is plastering. At a first glance plastering seems to be an easy job but in reality, it may present some difficulties. Plastering requires skills and knowledge. To achieve good, professional plastering results please consider the following.
1. Plastering Type:
The plastering type depends on the wall finish and the type of wall.
a) For an old, existing drywall surface – “Skimming” (a thin plaster layer)
b) For a base coat to prevent moisture – “Limelite” Renovating Plaster (lightweight cement plaster, which can control dampness)
c) For an outdoor surface – “Tyrolean” finishes (an exterior rough finish, very popular in U.K.)
d) For brick and blocks – “Browning” (a backing coat plaster)
e) Let’s list other kind of plasters for different specific finishes and environments: “Aquarello”, “Calcenova”, “Travertino”, “Veneziano”, etc.
2. Plastering Consistency:
The plaster consistency is extremely important in a good adherence.
a) Too wet – not a good adherence
b) Too dry – rough and lumpy when applied
3. Learn the Basic Skills and Executions:
You can find the needed information and follow some short evening courses at any hardware store. You can easily get the necessary basic skills to achieve professional plastering results.