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Plastering Checklist


Our plastering checklist will be handy whether you’re a DIY plasterer or using a professional plasterer to do the work for you.
 

Engaging a professional plasterer

3 weeks before
  1. Identify and plan your plastering project
  2. Visit Compare Quotes for costs of professional plasterers
  3. Select and book your plasterer
The day before
  1. Remove all furniture from the room or work area
  2. Undo and remove as many fittings as possible from the room or work area
  3. Carefully cover any remaining furniture or fittings
  4. Use a good dust cover to fully protect all carpet
On the day
  1. Be on time to meet your plasterer
  2. Put on the kettle and leave your plasterer to do the work

DIY plastering checklist

3 weeks before
  1. Read plastering manuals and book a course to learn plastering skills
  2. Make a detailed plan for your plastering project
  3. Buy professional plastering trade tools
  4. Select and purchase the right plaster mix and application technique for your project
  5. Review the mix components and their recommended ratios
  6. Practice plastering with your tools and materials
The day before
  1. Remove all furniture from the room or work area
  2. Undo and remove as many fittings as possible from the room or work area
  3. Carefully cover any remaining furniture or fittings
  4. Use a good dust cover to fully protect all carpet
  5. Assemble your tools.
  6. Prepare the surface for plastering (this will vary depending on your specific plastering job)
On the day
  1. Inspect your tools to ensure they are clean
  2. Thoroughly clean any old plaster as residue can damage surface
  3. Mix your plaster according to recommended ratios
  4. Apply your plaster, getting the surface as smooth as possible
  5. Allow plaster to dry
  6. With application complete, make any final touches
  7. Check you have an even application to prepare for sanding
Note:  DIY plastering needs will depend on your specific plastering project. This checklist is intended as a guide only.
 
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