Avoiding errors ...
There are a number of areas in which a DIY plasterer could go wrong that you may not realise. Whilst there are video guides and other ways of learning how to plaster, the technique is more tricky than it looks, and even a slight error could make your walls uneven and unsightly.
It is also very easy for beginners to use the wrong amount of plaster. Whether too much or too little, you won’t be able to achieve a smooth effect unless you get the exact amount of plaster needed, and knowing what this is comes with years of experience.
Some people who attempt DIY plastering also fall short after finishing the job by not leaving enough time for the plaster to dry. When you’re keen to finish the decorating job at hand, it can be easy to overlook drying times. It is also tricky for amateur plasterers to know exactly how long it takes for specific varieties of plaster to dry on certain types of wall material. The effect of improper drying is a very unappealing and uneven finish. Hiring a professional plasterer will make sure that this is not a problem.
The right materials
When plastering with no former experience, you may be unaware of the wide range of plastering materials available.
There are a number of areas in which a DIY plasterer could go wrong that you may not realise. It's very easy to get it wrong.
Making a mess
As you can probably imagine, plaster can be a messy material to use. Expert plasterers have the experience and skills available to finish a job without creating any mess.
Time is money
For a first-time plasterer, finishing the job can take a lot more time than expected. Whilst this might not initially seem like a problem, it’s important to remember.