Plastering is the process of applying a mixture of water, cement, lime, and sand to walls and ceilings to create a smooth surface. A skilled plasterer will be able to create a variety of finishes, such as smooth, textured, or patterned, depending on the desired look of the space. Plastering services can be used for both new construction and renovation projects, and can be applied to both interior and exterior walls and ceilings. Some common applications of plastering include creating a smooth surface for painting or wallpapering, filling in cracks or holes in walls, and creating decorative elements such as cornices or moldings.

Plastering is a skilled trade that requires a good understanding of the materials and techniques used, as well as a steady hand and attention to detail. Plasterers will typically begin a job by preparing the surface to be plastered, which may involve removing old plaster, filling in cracks or holes, and sanding down rough surfaces. They will then mix the plaster according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply it to the wall or ceiling using trowels, spatulas, or other tools.

There are different types of plaster used for different applications. For example, traditional lime plaster is often used for historical restoration work, while modern gypsum plasters are commonly used in new construction.

After the plaster has been applied, it will need to be smoothed and finished to create a smooth, even surface. This process may involve trowelling, floating, and sanding the surface to achieve the desired finish.

Plastering is a process that may require several layers to be applied, and some areas may require additional work such as the application of joint compound to fill in gaps, or the use of texture to create a specific look.