If you are looking to decorate a room, or several rooms, in your property, it is always advisable to consider whether your rooms would benefit from being plastered or skimmed before painting or wallpapering.
If you are looking for your ceiling to be plastered, we offer this service to both commercial and residential properties in Redbridge and surrounding areas. If you need both ceilings and walls plastered, it is usual for ceilings to be set with plaster before work on your walls commences.
Plastering walls and a ceiling will give your room a smooth finish and ensure that when painted – the colour will come through flawlessly.
Plasterers for new build properties
We also offer our plastering services to project managers looking after new build projects.
In the case of new builds, plaster will be applied directly to plasterboard. Our professional plasterers will guarantee that all plasterboard screw heads will be countersunk and the joint between boards taped. Metal angle beads will be used to ensure a crisp finish around external corners
What is the process of applying plaster to the walls?
Once the plasterboard is in place, we apply the first layer of plaster. All blockwork walls will have one coat of sand and cement render, known as a scratch coat. This layer is left to set and then scratched, using a float with nails in it. It is done is a swirling fashion to provide a stable key for the next coat. When these two coats have been applied and the surfaces are flat, the top-coat of plaster is applied. This will be a smooth layer that you will be able to paint or wallpaper over to complete the look of your room.
Our plasterers are quite happy to remove old plaster or to fix new plasterboard. However, this will all add to the time they spend on the job and increase the final bill.
Before our plasterer starts, it helps if you can clear the room out and cover anything that can’t be taken out of the room — plastering is a messy job.
Our plasterer will also need access to a water supply. Aim to provide a route to the water source that doesn’t involve traipsing plaster and mess through your entire house — and cover carpets too.
If you are looking to change the look of your Redbridge property and you need a plasterer, give us a call today on 020 8088 0926.