Plastering Question

What is better, dry plastering or wet plastering

8 Answers

Best Answer

dont want to slate anyone who does dry plastering but wet plastering is the better option ..dry plastering is a cheap alternative {used in most new homes },just boarding and sealing the joints ..wet plastering is more involved and you end up with walls how they should be made of plaster ..more solid ,more sound proof and more cosmetically pleasing when painted ,,plus wet plastering is a more skilled job ..overall wet plastering all the way ..but then after saying all that depends what you want to know for ,are you planning to get into the trade or are you having some work done ???????????

Answered 15th Apr 2011


Member since 30 Sep 2008

allplastering is wet - presume you mean float and set versus skimming?

Answered 15th Apr 2011

AJ Plastering & Building Services

Member since 14 Jan 2010

dry plastering your only taping and filling the joints leaving the rest of the wall plain plaster board, wet plaster you coat the entire area alot more durable so my answer is wet plastering, unless you are a developer and they are not going to be worried about wallpapering or painting in about 12 months then it will be dry lining as it is more efficiant when it comes to cost.

Answered 15th Apr 2011


Member since 27 Mar 2009

Plastering is a wet trade.
Do you mean dry plastering as in boarding and taping ?

Answered 15th Apr 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

dont think there is anything wrong with dry plastering though (taping and filling joints) it is just as effective, less mess and above all cheaper. Although i dont care for it much it is a good way of a quick refurb say if your selling a house but for long term you wont beat a well done float and set job.

Answered 17th Jul 2012

JW plastering

Member since 17 Jul 2012

Wet plaster is the way fowards. It’s neater, looks better and it is just all around better.

Answered 16th Aug 2018

JTR plastering

Member since 2 Aug 2018

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Wet plaster as dry lining is a quick alternative. Dry lining is quicker but the end product is easier to damage and doesn't last as long. Instead of dot and dabbing normal walls, float walls instead as it is better for fixings later on and acoustic value.

Answered 6th Sep 2018

J.B Plastering

Member since 6 Sep 2018

Wet plastering is by far a better way of plastering, dry lining is a cheap alternative and very easy to damage, where as wet plastering is strong and solid

Answered 24th Nov 2018

Tucker plastering

Member since 19 Nov 2018

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