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worth having a crack at plastering, or better to get a prof?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by dragonfly101, 28 May 2014.

  1. dragonfly101

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    I've got a few square metres of chimney breast that need plastering (see pic) and am wondering if it's worth having a crack at it myself. I've done quite a few DIY jobs with success in the past, but it would be first time I'd ever tried plastering.

    How much of a pain is it if I mess up and have to pull the plaster off?

    What kind of plaster would I need to cover the brickwork with about 5mm?
     
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    For a first attempt at plastering do somewhere that will not be seen too much!

    It is quite simply a skill no amount of books and internet searches will make you a good plasterer overnight, like you I can turn my hand to most trades but I am the first to admit my attempts always end up with extensive sanding afterwards :cry:

    For a breast in the middle of a room get a pro in ;)
     
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    For a breast? I would always get a Pro in. ;)

    Andy
     
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    As footprints.

    All in favour of people having a go BUT....
    I think if you only have this small amount - I would get a pro in for such a prominent location.
    Looking at the picture, you will need either undercoat plaster or render floated to bring it up to the surrounding area. Then either skim the whole or blend in.
    It can go horribly wrong for you at any of those stages. It's not the easiest job to start with.
     
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