Plastering is a specialist job most people prefer to leave to the experts. But if you feel you are quite handy when it comes to practical DIY jobs and you know how to work in a slow, methodical and neat fashion, this step-by-step guide to plastering will ease you through the job. Hopefully, the finished result will look as if a professional completed it.
First of all, you need to get the right tools and materials for the job. Below is a list of what to shop for in order to be prepared for the job at hand. See our shopping list for all the products you will need!
Your step-to-step guide to plastering a wall
Before you start working on your walls, lay down a dustsheet to protect your floors and collect any later debris or plaster spillage. Then you need to make sure the area you want to plaster is free from dust and loose debris. This is especially important if you are plastering an older existing wall. You also need to cover any holes and cracks you may find. You can use screen tape for this. If you are plastering over newly erected plasterboards, use screen tape to mask all the joints between the boards.