The Big Plastering Project

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After removing all the wallpaper the walls were solid but weren’t smooth at all. They they were too rough and patchy to paint straight. Even with a few coats of paint they would never be smooth. I took the decision to re-plaster all the walls. A messy undertaking but i knew a good plasterer.  I didn’t fancy trying it out myself on my first project but one day.

 

Before plastering the walls had to be painted with bonding agent to help the plaster bond to the walls and to help stop the plaster from drying out too quickly. I used two different types of bonding agent.

Unibond Super PVA Adhesive

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Everbuild FEBOND BLUE GRIT Feb Bonding Agent

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I would recommend the Everbuild FEBOND BLUE GRIT Feb Bonding Agent, because its blue you can see if you have missed any patches. Tip don’t miss any patches or the plaster will pop off the wall in a few months to a year so be patient when painting the walls with the bonding agent, don’t rush this job or you will pay later.

 

The tools needed was lots of plaster. The best plaster is thistle multifinish. Coverage is 5m², this should help you work out how much you need.

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The tools used by the plasterer is a Plastering Trowel

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Once plastered leave the walls to dry out slowly. If they dry out too quickly the plaster will crack. Depending on the time of year make sure the radiators in the room are turned off, heat from the other rooms will help dry the walls out and if its summer time just open the windows.  Plaster is full of water so you will have to open the windows to help get rid of the moisture. Some rooms took a week or more to dry thoroughly.

 

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At the end of it all i had new smooth walls of a new house in a house build in the 1900.  Definately the right decision

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