Postby paulpa66 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:00 pm

As a diyer, i really want to learn to plaster.
I have read the guides.
If skimming a large area, how do you stop the plaster put on first from going off before you finish the wall/section. And how do you get a consistant 1mm/2mm thickness across the area?
Looking at booking onto a plastering course but would like practice first
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:14 am


Have you had a look at the DIY Projects section of this site: There are several projects on plasetering that may be of some use to you:

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Postby LonPLast » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:22 pm

Stop plaster going off too quickly by using PVA solution applied to area to be plastered.

Keeping thickness consistent is practice & using consistent strokes.

If you are going to do a course do it BEFORE you wreck your own house!!

Also if you want to practice buy some plasterboard, stick it in the garden\garage & go for it. Plasterboard is the easiest surface to plaster onto (no PVA required) & will help you get a feel for it.

Unfortunately plastering is mainy about practice, best of luck...
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:07 pm

stopping plaster going off - pva first and SPEED! consistent thickness? practice! unfortunately there are no real shortcuts to to developing a knack. the more you do it the better and faster you become.
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