Cracks in the plasterwork? Don’t panic

It can be an ongoing battle to keep your home looking amazing. As properties age, deterioration can occur. If holes or cracks develop in the plaster, you might be worried about the work it will take to repair it. One of the first class plasterers Chesterfield is home to can soon take care of this task for you with successful results. Just get in touch with G Lee Plastering.

You cannot simply paint or wallpaper over plaster if it has cracks or comes loose. Before moving forward with decorating it is wise to repair the area.

What To Do

One of the first things to do is call a plasterer. Ensure they have all the necessary tools for the job. It is also a good idea to check their experience.

A professional plasterer will start by laying a dust sheet on the floor and securing it in place. This will protect the surface from any plaster mess and makes it much easier to clean up when they are done.

They should begin by inspecting the surface. Then, they will remove pieces of loose plaster and wipe any dust or debris from the crack with a damp cloth. Next they will make sure the area around the crack is damp by using a spray bottle so that it is ready for repairs.

Plasterers ChesterfieldAfter this comes mixing the plaster using the manufacturer’s instructions and pouring it into a mud pan. Then, they will apply a thin layer over the crack using a jointing or plastering knife. Typically a job will only need one layer of plaster when repairing a crack. The plasterer will ensure the finish is sitting level with the wall and let it dry.

You may decide to call the plasterer to come and finish the surface once the plaster has set. In some cases though, you can do this yourself. The task involves using fine-grit sandpaper to make the surface smooth so that it is ready for decorating. After sanding, wipe the area with a damp rag to remove any dust.

Call us in

We have a vast amount of knowledge, making us the plasterers Chesterfield can have confidence in. Our skilful tradespeople can complete jobs such as rendering, skimming, patchwork, and many others. Check out our gallery to see some of our work.

Whether you are ready to book a service or have some questions about what it is that we can do for you, get in touch.