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When plastering with no former experience, you may be unaware of the wide range of plastering materials available. There are many types of plaster that can be applied to both internal and external walls – but that doesn’t mean that they’re all the best for each type of job. If you choose the wrong variety of plaster for your job, or even incorrect equipment such as the wrong kind of trowel, you could end up with serious problems that you will have to pay a professional to remove and rectify.
Simply hiring a plasterer in the first place will prevent this unnecessary measure and ensure that your walls are plastered with the correct materials. Expert plasterers can float and set plaster on any type of interior or exterior wall, whether brand new or hundreds of years old, whether the material is brick, concrete, sand, cement or lime.
Using traditional mortars and plasters containing lime is often the best way to guarantee a great finish. Lime mortars enable evaporation of moisture from within the core of the wall, which enables a balance of damp to be maintained so that your wall can breathe and remains in good condition.
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.