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My names Robin and im 18 years old. For quite a while now i've been trying extremely hard to find a plasterer in London who has time to take me on and teach me the skill well. I done a 2year course multi skill which included basic brick laying, plastering and carpentry but i only enjoyed plastering and was wondering if there would be anyone who could take me on.
- Yrobin_nash 24th Sep, 2012 Plastering
Hi, we've just taken about three layers of wallpaper and lining paper off a bedroom in our Victorian house and found that the original lime plaster is actually in decent conditions. No cracking, a few small holes where nails were put in, but nothing is falling off, and there are no huge chunks missing. What should I do? Originally, we were going to re-skim the walls, but now I've been reading that lime plaster lets the walls breathe. We'd like to get a smooth finish--should I just sand the walls down and fix the holes? Should I go the dreaded lining paper route? Or should I just re-skim? We are trying to achieve a nice, smooth finish. Thanks for any help!
- Ydmorr 23rd Sep, 2012 Plastering
Hi, I'd like to have the walls skimmed in a victorian terrrace. Current plaster is mostly lime but has gypsum plaster added around windows, fireplace and where a DPC has been injected. It's presently all painted and I'd be keen to have some kind of lime based skim in order to inhibit mould growth that has appeared on some of the gypsum areas. I've recently learned that you can't just add a lime skim on top of a painted surface and now am a little stuck. Will I need to remove the paint from the surface of the plaster? What might my options be? Thanks in advance for any advice.
- Ymr_al 29th Aug, 2012 Plastering
I have some info about this, but would love to hear more.
Ceilings are being boarded and then skimmed, the next day the Asbestos removal team are returning to finish off the scabbling of the floor (removing some ACM)
Question is this, as there is potential for Asbestos Dust throughout, would waiting until the ceilings have gone off, (7days) be prudent,
or making sure they are isolated by the Asbestos Team, taped off with plastic, be an option.
Or is worrying about the ACM recontamination the wet plaster a none issue?
Any views most welcome.
It's all in the hands of legal and my landlords, but I do like to research on my own too. :)
- Ytransmitthis 25th Aug, 2012 Plastering
At some point the ceiling has had a sealent applied to stop nicotine coming through and its been painted a few times since. Dirty yellow water has been accumuliating on the surface of the new plaster.
Any help would be appreciated.
- Ygreenwoodplastering 21st Aug, 2012 Plastering
what is the difference between plastering and lime plastering?
- Ykeith_565 1st Aug, 2012 Plastering
On removing woodchip paper from a plastered over chimney breast I discovered a large discoloured area that is sticky to the touch.There were no marks on the wallpaper and no smell of dampness.What is it and what should I do?
- Yheather_496 14th Jul, 2012 Plastering
how wud i go about plastering onto red sand stone,50m to be rough casted?
- Ybigjay_43 24th Jun, 2012 Plastering
Hi, what would happen to render if too much liquid water proofer is added?
- Yasatheo 30th May, 2012 Plastering
Can i get the wires in position before they put the plasterboard and plaster the walls. what is best run the wires along the bottom where the skirting is also going to go then straight up? what would you suggest? this surly can be done before all the above gets done.
- Ygordonhighlanders 22nd Apr, 2012 Plastering
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