The Essential Step by Step Guide to Lath and Plaster Repair

Before you embark on a big DIY project, it’s important to do your research. This is especially true when it comes to home repairs for lath and plaster. Making a mistake could be costly, so it’s best to understand what you need to do even before you start! If you are tackling a project with your walls, you may need …

Patching Plaster – Everything You Need to Know About Plaster Repair

Although you may not notice it, the plaster in your walls is an important part of your wall’s structure. It gives your walls a smooth facade and improves the strength and stability of your walls. Without plaster, you would have rough walls that are difficult to paint or wallpaper. It even holds up your accents and homey touches, allowing you …

How to Plaster a Ceiling – Your Complete Guide (With Costs!)

Does the plaster on your ceiling need a touch-up? Are there cracks or holes in your ceiling you need to repair? Then it might just be time to learn how to plaster a ceiling. The process of plastering a ceiling can be messy but that doesn’t mean you should rush through it. Mastering proper plastering techniques takes time and patience. …

Dot and Dab Plastering (5 Key Steps for Successful Dry Lining)

The dot and dab technique remains a very popular method for attaching plasterboard to a wall. For speed, efficiency, and cost, dot and dab plastering can’t be beaten. However, the dot and dab technique which is also often referred to as dry lining has its detractors. Sometimes it is viewed as less stable and less reliable than traditional wet plastering …

How to Plaster a Wall (Complete Guide with Top Advice!)

Learning how to plaster is an advanced D.I.Y. project. The techniques and methods involved in plastering are not easy to master. However, if you have the time and the patience, it can be a rewarding project to take on yourself. If you’re new to plastering, this guide will take you through everything you need to know. Whether you want to …

What Is the Perfect Mist Coat Ratio – a Complete Guide

Using a mist coat is an essential part of painting and decorating, especially if you are painting new plaster or skimmed plaster. If you are looking to start painting and decorating for yourself, learning how to create and use a mist coat will save you time and money in the long run. What Is a Mist Coat? Essentially, a mist …

Painting New Plaster – Everything You Need to Know

Painting new plaster is often a key step to transforming the walls and ceilings in your home. Creating smooth, freshly painted walls and ceilings is an easy and cost-effective way of giving your home a makeover. However, there is a lot of conflicting advice online on what the best methods and practices for painting new plaster are. There are so many things …