Having a smooth wall is an important part of a home remodelling project. However, plastering a wall is a difficult task that is best left to expert Sydney plasterer who has the proper skills gained from years of experience. Meanwhile, there are individuals who attempt to do task because they want to experience a challenging task and feel a sense of satisfaction afterwards.
If you insist on plastering your wall, follow these steps so that your efforts will not be wasted:
- Plastering can be messy that is why experts suggest a protective floor covering like tarpaulin. Make sure that all the tools are clean because if dirt ends up in the mix, it can compromise the smooth finish of the wall.
- Remove all objects on the wall including curtain rods and electrical sockets.
- Fill a mixing bucket with water to about 25% of its capacity. Add plaster to the water gradually. Use an electric drill with a plaster mixing paddle to gain a professionally smooth consistency. The consistency should resemble that of a thickly whipped cream. When you remove the paddle, it will leave a hole in the mixture.
- To prevent plaster from sticking on the trowel and hand board, mist the surface with water from a spray bottle.
- Load two scoops of plaster to the hand board using the trowel. When applying plaster start from the corners working towards the centre. Lay the first coat roughly without smoothing it. Simply get the plaster into the wall.
- Allow the plaster to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before running the trowel over the surface of the wall to smooth out the bumps. Use long, deliberate strokes to make the surface smooth and ready for the second coat. Ensure that there is always an even thickness.
- Add the second coat and use broad strokes backwards and forwards.
It seems simple enough but it is easier said than done. If you do not want to test your prowess for this task, simply call Sydney plasterer to create a smooth finished wall. No rework will be required and no materials will be wasted.