DOC Plastering were in Portsmouth to plaster the ceilings and walls of the hall, through-lounge, kitchen, utility room, lavatory and bedrooms of a property being renovated.
When we arrived on location at this house in Portsmouth the construction work and design modifications had been completed. Fundamentally our work was to make-good damaged walls and to cover the new walls with clean plaster finishes.
In the bedrooms, hall and the living room our plasterers patch repaired the walls where the electrical cabling had been chased into the walls and the original plaster had either been damaged or fallen from the walls. To begin the preparation of the wall plaster repairs, we first sealed the wall surfaces with PVA adhesive. The subsequent stage was to fill the patches and chases in the walls, so that we created the basis of an even surface. The final stage was to plaster the walls with two coats of finish plaster to establish a smooth and even finish fit for decorating.
The kitchen, utility room and toilet were part of an extension to the house, so the plaster on these walls was newer, but some of this had fallen away from the walls. The preceding plasterer had used a solution termed browning, which is a product we do not use, as it has the potential to blow and come away from the wall.
To start, the walls were lined in PVA adhesive to seal them. Our plasterer then rendered the walls with hardwall, a plaster base coat render. Once the render had dried up, the ceilings and walls were then sealed again with PVA adhesive. To create the clean finished plaster surface we then applied two layers of finish plaster to the surfaces of the walls and ceilings. This was then trowelled smooth to make the surface area suitable for decorating.
You can learn more about our plastering services in Portsmouth visit our home page.