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Old 13.11.2020, 15:06
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Re: Plastering and plasterers

I've seen some absolutely appalling plastering here. I think the plasterers don't like doing a smooth finish - and charge a lot more accordingly - because it is incredibly difficult to achieve a perfect finish.

And that's the problem, a less than perfect finish with smooth plaster is very unforgiving as it's clear what's wrong when any light- especially sunlight reflects off the surface.

The rough finishes here reflect light in all directions so imperfections are difficult to see.

The worse plastering I saw on a recent new-build had a plastered ceiling droop from one side to another ending up about 3cm lower on one side of the room than the other.

I've done the rough effect finish over plasterboard and it was pretty easy (I had to match the rest of the room).
I know people who will tackle any DIY job but will still get the experts in for the plastering as it does take a lot of practice.

I dont' have any personal recommendations here.
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