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Maesteg Plasterers: Any time you are engaged in refurbishments or home improvements on your property in Maesteg it is pretty much certain that you will either need to have fresh plaster applied to a new wall or some affected plaster walls patched up. The fact is that plastering is an extremely skilled vocation and whilst you are perhaps quite useful around the house, it isn't a task that you ought to attempt yourself, unless you are extremely confident in your capabilities. This is even more important if there is a ceiling that needs skimming, because you will probably get yourself and your house in a bit of a state if you choose to try this. You'd definately be wise to call in a professional plasterer to undertake this job, and even though you should not have too much hassle tracking down a plasterer in Maesteg, finding one who has the time free to fit your job in may be more challenging. Plasterers, as with many tradespeople, are usually very busy, and so if feasible see if you can schedule the job at least a few weeks or even months before it needs doing.

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A lot of home remodeling assignments will require some plastering work to be done, even modest jobs. It may be installing coving or cornices before decorating, plastering over artex, skimming a dry lined partition or screeding. Don't imagine however that these are the only plastering and screeding jobs which may be needed, since there are certainly lot's more possibilities.

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Before work starts you have to check out prospective Maesteg plasterers to see if they know their trade. Ask if you can see some photos or a portfolio of finished work. At all costs, you need to avoid hiring "cowboys" for work of this kind. You could run into huge problems down the line if the caliber of the plastering is inferior, and these are not always immediately noticeable.

It's when the painting and decorating begins that any imperfections become startlingly obvious to the naked eye. In bright daylight your defective plastered surfaces will look even worse. So, make sure you only consider experienced plasterers in Maesteg.

The key characteristic of plastered surfaces is that they're flat and smooth, forming a level base for additional materials to be applied over them. It's quite simple to fill and smooth off any slight imperfections and cracking, but it is difficult to disguise fundamentally irregular plastering. Surfaces that are poorly plastered can result in difficulties with fitting skirting boards, the wallpapering and painting of the surfaces, the tiling of wall surfaces and the installation of kitchen units.

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You can always tell the best Maesteg plasterers because they consistently get a polished finish, straight from the trowel. You should never have to sand down a plastered wall or ceiling aside from a quick rub down before painting. If the plastering hasn't been done competently, strenuous sanding may be required, and calls the plasterers ability into question. If electric sanders are being used you might want to check out the standard of the plastering meticulously.

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Covering up an artex ceiling, is among a plasterers most commonly requested tasks nowadays. At the height of fashion during the seventies and eighties, artex is out of favour in Maesteg properties right now. To make your dated artex ceiling look more fresh and modern, most plasterers in Maesteg will be happy to plaster over it. Many plasterers will also be glad to put on a coat of artex if you would like to bring back that 70's style to your ceilings.

Do-it-Yourself Plastering Maesteg: Although when you have plastering work which needs to be carried out in your property in Maesteg, it is much better to hire a reputable plasterer to tackle it, it's still quite possible to have a crack yourself, if you have self-belief and are good at DIY. Choosing a wall that already has a poor quality plastered finish is a great idea to begin with, so your amateur plastering endeavours can only improve things. An out-of-sight area or a spare bedroom would be a good place to start. This will enable you to try out your newly acquired skills and will be much less stressful than taking on a wall surface that everyone can see. You will almost certainly make rather a mess on the first attempt, but don't fret as it's possible to plaster a wall surface as many times as you wish.

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You will be able to get some decent plastering tips by watching and studying YouTube tutorials online if you do not wish to go to the lengths of signing up for a plastering course. The problem is that some of those videos can sometimes make it look easy, and plastering is a long way from that. Practice makes perfect as the saying goes, and plastering is certainly no exception to this rule - hence the more you practice the more adroit and more confident you get. Sticking to the tried and true techniques is generally better when you are plastering, although through trial and error you might even develop your own methods for getting a flawless plastered finish. Because plastering is mainly about confidence, the more frequently you do it, the more confident you'll become. You can attempt some more intricate plastering projects when you've mastered the art to a decent level. You've still got the option of hiring a professional Maesteg plasterer to put things right if you mess it up.

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Rendering

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Rendering Maesteg: Rendering is a similar procedure to plastering, and is the process by which a mix of sand, lime, cement and water is applied to external (and now and again internal) walls in order to achieve a textured or smooth surface finish. Rendering is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean area, but is also very popular all around Europe. A rendered surface is waterproof and has some fire retarding properties, though it is principally used for aesthetic purposes. While it is of course possible to paint a rendered surface, a much better alternative is to colour the render itself, giving a more durable, long lasting result. (Tags: Renderers Maesteg, Rendering Maesteg)

Screeding Maesteg

Screeding Maesteg Mid Glamorgan UK

Screeding involves the spreading of a sand and cement mix, to produce a level and smooth floor surface. In most cases screeding will be poured on top of a concrete sub-floor to be used as a finished hardwearing floor surface, to be covered with a floor finish (such as tiles, carpet or floor boards) or to encase underfloor heating pipes. A correctly laid screed can extend the life of the whole floor and positively affect its quality, finish and durability. Screed should only be mixed by hand where small areas of flooring are being worked on. For larger projects, a reliable screed pump needs to be used to guarantee an even and smooth blend of sand and cement, which can then be pumped directly to the required location.

Artex Maesteg

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Despite the fact that artex is not as popular these days as it was in the nineteen seventies and eighties it is still an easy way to improve the appearance of a cracked or uneven ceiling. It isn't quite so simple to track down a plasterer that will deal with artexing presently, where at one time you would find quite a lot of tradespeople who did little else but apply artex and do artex patching. With designs like pairs, stippled, broken leather, hook & line, bark, scroll, medusa, criss-cross, swirl, circle or basket, there was something for everybody. Patterns of artex were available to fit any preference or taste. All of these artex patterns can still be carried out today if you're able to track down a local artexer or plumber prepared to do it. Stay away from handyman types who will just "have a bash". Having said all that, it should be mentioned that artex is rather tricky to patch or repair and it's almost certainly because of this that its popularity diminished.

Pebble Dash

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Pebble Dashing Maesteg: Pebble dashing (sometimes called roughcast) has been around for many years and used to protect and decorate the exterior walls of houses. However it is not everybody's cup of tea. There are pebbledashing specialists around, but often Maesteg plasterers will happily do this type of work for you.

Suitable for both new and refurbished houses, pebble dashing usually consists of 2 layers of a base made of lime and sand onto which small gravel or pebbles are firmly pressed to create a tough, maintenance free and decorative finish. (Tags: Pebble Dash Removal Maesteg, Pebble Dash Maesteg, Pebble Dashing Maesteg, Pebble Dashers Maesteg)

Plasterer Maesteg

Exclusively working with plaster, a plasterer in Maesteg is a skilled craftsman who carefully spreads a smooth, even coating of prepared plaster over a previously rough and irregular surface, so that it can be decorated with paint or other materials. As a trade, plastering has existed for many many hundreds of years, and as a general construction technique for even longer. Nowadays, mostly applied to the inside of the outside walls of domestic and commercial premises, plaster is used to create an even, smooth surface that is then ready to receive the final finishing material. Plaster is also sometimes used to form decorative and elaborate mouldings and cornices which can be used for embellishing the internal walls and ceilings of rooms. Playing an essential role in lots of home revamping projects in Maesteg, plastering is also used in the the finishing of extensions, garages, attic conversions and porches. (Tags: Plasterers Maesteg, Plastering Maesteg, Plasterer Maesteg).

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Help and Advice

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For additional information about traditional plastering techniques, exterior plastering, the tools of the trade, plasterer's duties, the history of plaster and plastering over the years and interior plastering techniques, head to the Wikipedia page here. To follow conversations about screeding, rendering and plastering visit the Plasterer's Forum (HERE). To identify a list of approved plasterers visit the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (FPDC) website. (Tags: Plasterers Maesteg, Plasterers Mid Glamorgan, Plasterer Maesteg, Plastering Maesteg).

Plastering Tasks Maesteg

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Maesteg plastering specialists can usually help you with coloured K Rend Maesteg, lime plastering Maesteg, Marmorino plaster, drop ceilings, floor screeding and levelling, skimming plasterwork in Maesteg, recessed TV walls in Maesteg, screeding driveways in Maesteg, tyrolean rendering, pebble dashing restoration in Maesteg, dry lining and plastering ceilings Maesteg, concrete plastering in Maesteg, coving and cornices in Maesteg, monocouche rendering Maesteg, stucco plaster, rendering with sand and cement in Maesteg, lay in grid suspended ceilings Maesteg, blown plaster, plaster patching, dragged plaster in Maesteg, fire and flood renovations Maesteg, decorative mouldings Maesteg, asbestos testing, plasterboard skimming, polished plaster Maesteg, ceramic tiling in Maesteg, plastering insurance quotations in Maesteg, floor levelling Maesteg, relief plaster Maesteg, ceiling overboarding Maesteg and other plastering work in Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan.

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