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    11/01/2022 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Quick Guide on How to Paint New Plaster

    So, you’re painting new plaster and want to achieve a professional finish. At this point, you must be wondering how and when to apply mist coat paint. Perhaps you’re looking for the best paint for new plaster.

     

    Painting new plaster is a tough challenge that many homeowners face when a new wall has been built or a room has been replastered. When painting new plaster, it’s important to remember that you’re not painting an ordinary wall. The task requires more preparation and patience, and there are extra steps you need to take.

     

    Find out everything you need to know about painting a freshly plastered wall in this post.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    23/12/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    9 Tools Used During Plastering

    It’s no secret that having the right tools can make a world of difference when it comes to a specialist trade skill like plastering. The right tools save the users time on the job while also delivering a better result to give the project that extra touch of quality. From window trowels and snips to saws and drills, these must-have tools can get any plastering job done right.

     

    We have gathered the top tools that any industrial professional and DIYer should have to complete any plastering job.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    17/11/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Why Choose Our Plastering Repairs?

    Plaster is among the most commonly used construction materials in the world. Over the years, it has been the go-to choice both for home owners and builders alike because it is affordable and easy to work with. It’s also very easy to repair, unlike other materials that may need to be replaced once they show signs of damage.

     

    But plaster isn’t exempted from wear and tear. There will be times when it will show signs of damage like other construction materials found inside and outside of buildings. In our previous post, we talked about the most common plastering problems and some tips to fix them.

     

    To review, let’s take a look at these common plaster defects and their symptoms and why you should let professionals handle the necessary plastering repairs.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    29/09/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Taking Care of Your Plaster

    One of the most common materials used in construction across the UK is plaster. This material is popular as it is relatively inexpensive, simple to work with, and also easy to repair. However, it doesn’t last forever and will eventually show signs of general wear and tear or damage, just like other construction materials.

     

    You may find your plaster ceilings and walls develop issues with ageing, so it pays to know what types of problem can occur and how to rectify them. That way, you can do necessary plastering repairs before the issue becomes bigger and more expensive. Let’s take a look at the most common plastering problems.

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  • 01/09/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    The Difference Between Dry Lining and Wet Plastering

    Are you in the middle of a renovation or a redecoration project? Between dry lining and wet plastering, which option are you choosing to finish internal walls and ceiling? You need to decide between the two for getting that professional finish.

     

    Understandably, making a decision is very difficult as both options have their pros and cons. There are many factors on which the two are differentiated, which we’ll look into in today’s post. Read on to help you decide which is the better way to get that professional finish on your interior walls.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    07/07/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Plastering: Why Is It Needed?

    Plaster is among the widely used construction materials today. It comes in different types and finishes. But what makes plaster so popular and why is it used everywhere?

     

    You see, cracks can damage the walls and ceilings of a house. These cracks usually happen due to thermal movements, foundation movements, chemical reactions, settlements, shrinkage, and elastic deformations, among others, in buildings. This is where plastering comes into play.

     

    In this post, let’s go over the importance of plastering and why it is done. Read on.

     

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  • 08/06/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Different Coving Materials and Types

    When installing floors, especially on commercial and industrial properties, attention to detail plays a vital role in ensuring that the floor functions properly. One detail that is often implemented improperly or overlooked is the coving. Most people think that it is nothing more than a finishing touch, but proper coves are a necessity and a legal requirement sometimes.

     

    Here, we’ll discuss what ceiling coves are for and their different types.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    13/05/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Everything You Need to Know About Pebble Dashing

    Between the 1890s and the 1930s, pebble dashing became a common rendering technique as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. It was not only cost-effective but also very long-lasting. Because of its features, pebble dash was commonly used in post-war housing construction as a way of concealing bad workmanship.


    Pebble dashing has since become a controversial commodity, with critics claiming it is unsightly and impervious. It is also believed that it can harm a property's value.


    Nowadays, experts are quick to distinguish between post-war suburban pebble dash (a blend of sand, asphalt, and aggregate) and roughcast rendering, which involves applying slightly larger stones to the walls and then painting them. Also, they agree that in certain cases, any old pebble dash would suffice.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    06/04/2021 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    Plastering 101: All About Plaster Types and Finishes

    An innovative mixture of cement, gypsum, sand, and water, plaster is used for various applications. It comes as no surprise why we see plaster everywhere in the UK. But what makes plaster such a popular construction material?


    We’re all familiar with it being a widely used construction material, but did you know there are different types of plaster and plaster finishes? Whether you are renovating your house or building your dream home, you should know the various types of plaster and plaster finishes and also how to go about the procedure of plastering surfaces.

    We’ll cover all there is to know about plaster in this post. Continue reading.

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  • Paul Atkins Plastering
    21/12/2020 - Paul Atkins Plastering 0 Comments
    What Does Each of Our Services Mean?

    Over time, you might have heard tradespeople talk about plastering, skimming, and coving all at once and never realised that there’s a difference in what each discipline covers. As experts in all elements of plastering and more, we thought it’d be best to ensure that our customers were as informed as possible.


    In this blog, we’ll talk you through what each service covers, where it’s used, and how it can benefit your property!

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