Your questions about plastering answered!

Something people often struggle with is finding tradespeople who are reliable. This is not a problem if you need plastering and live anywhere in South Yorkshire. G Lee is a company that strives to meet this requirement and then some. As a result we are the finest plasterers Sheffield has to give. You can expect the highest quality results from us.

Plastering is a technique that is used all over the world. However, if you are a new homeowner, you may not know too much about it. We are going to change that by answering some questions relating to it.

What are the differences between plaster and joint/spackle?

The first question looks at the differences between joint/spackle compound and plaster. What the latter does is supply you with a seamless and solid surface. You are able to apply it over wire lath, something found in older structures. Additionally, you can use it over sheetrock. As for joint or spackle compound, you utilise it to cover the tape seams you find on sheetrock walls.

How do you prepare before plastering?

plastering SheffieldSome individuals are curious as to the preparation they need to do prior to starting plastering. The action we take when working somewhere is to protect every working area to stop dust from spreading all over the building.

Safety is also vital here. We ask clients to keep their children and any pets away from the area where we are working. There must be a clear pathway to the work areas as well. Moreover, the space should not include personal goods, draperies, or furniture.

In addition, it will be necessary to remove old plaster. If there are any other necessary preparations, we will point them out for you.

Does this job produce a lot of dust?

As we said earlier, dust is part of this type of work. Therefore, it is only natural that people would want to know if a lot of it comes from plaster. The preparation work sadly usually does produce a large amount. This includes removing loose, dried-out plaster, opening cracks up, and removing paint. Procedures like these are critical to guaranteeing that every surface is sound before we apply the new material.

When we apply wet plaster, there is no dust. You can trust the greatest plasterers Sheffield has available to do a clean, professional job.

Can you repair water damaged plaster?

The great thing about plastering is you can add a fresh coat and make any surface look brand new. If there has been a leak you may notice the plaster is a different colour or has more cracks. This is completely fixable. However you must start by fixing the leak. Then you can leave the surface a few weeks to dry out. Next the plasterer can remove any damaged plaster and replace it.

What is the right temperature for plaster to dry at?

You might want to know what the best working temperatures are for plastering as well. Ideally you want a warm temperature that will allow the plaster to cure. If it is too cold it will take longer to dry. On the other hand, if it is too warm it can lose moisture too quickly. The ideal temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius. By keeping the room warm enough, the plaster can dry correctly. Furthermore, it will stop it from cracking because of immoderate cold.

Where to find the best plasterers in Sheffield?

This question is very easy to answer – at G Lee Plastering. Our team members apply their specialist knowledge to all the services we offer. Thanks to this approach, we can achieve an excellent quality of work for all projects.

If you would like assistance from the top plasterers Sheffield has, please get in touch with us. We can speak about your needs and then come out to offer a quote.