a full 25 mins video of the art of plastering …..
Learning to plaster at home can have a ton of benefits. It can save you money, allows you to decorate and renovate your house and can also provide a new profession for certain people. However I’ve found that many people don’t plaster because they just don’t know how to. People think its impossible to learn and only professionals can plaster your home. This isn’t true! I’ll walk you through the exact process to start plastering. —— Step 1 – Preparation You need to PVA the walls with a 3:1 water to PVA ratio. You apply 2 coats with a paint brush or a roller (the 2nd coat of PVA can only be applied when the 1st coat is completely dry). —— Step 2 – 1ST Coat of plaster —— Step 3 – 2nd Coat of plaster (20 mins after the 1st coat) —— Step 4 – Closing in (trowel out any ripples or marks on your wall). —— Step 5 – 1st Trowel (85 mins after your mix) —— Step 6 – 2nd Trowel (105 mins after mixing) —— Step 7 – final Cross trowel (120 – 140 mins after mixing) A Cross Trowel is where you trowel horizontally across the wall. This is a great way to provide a good finish. (Times and process provided from British Gypsum) It takes time and practice but with enough effort you have the ability to start plastering your own home.
Want to add a personal touch to your home? Then get creative to add style that’s one of a kind to your home. Patchwork, knitting and crochet can all be used to add chic soft furnishings and accessories to your home, from cushions to throws and more. If you are new to crafting there’s lots of advice available online including helpful craft tutorials. Also take a make do and mend approach to upcycling existing pieces in your home with paint, decoupage or fabric.
Try out different paint effects to give your home a new look, try rag rolling, stippling or marbling. If you’re handy with a paint brush and eager to let your inner artist out, then consider painting a trompe l’oeil effect on a wall. Remember you could simply project an image onto a wall and paint around it – you don’t need to be a great artist to have a go at this. So get your paint brushes out and get creative.
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