When a plastered wall has left an ugly hole in your lounge room because your picture has fallen off, you can easily get it fixed by a using the services of a qualified, Certified Tradesmen – Electrician and Plasterer/Gyprocker, especially if there is live electrical wiring exposed. If there is no danger and it is a matter of a simple gaping hole, then you can learn to Do It Yourself (DIY) and you should use a Residential Installation Guide as reference.
If your walls often crack, dent or get knocked, learning how to repair the plaster is an easy DIY process and here’s how:
Plastering material requirements:
- Plasterer Trowel
- Plaster filler
- Sandpaper (use the fine one)
- A small chisel
- Piece of Timber
- Screw Driver
Preparation of the damage
Knock away any loose bits of plaster in the hole with the hammer and chisel.
Then sweep off the debris and dust the hole with the paintbrush.
Get some timber, screw the timber to the inside of wall, on both sides of the hole cut your new piece of Gyprock to fit the hole and screw the Gyprock to the new timber.
Plaster the damaged hole
Use the trowel to spread the filler over the Gyprock evenly over the surface with the edge of a trowel to create a gripping surface. Leave it to completely dry, the manufacturers instruction on your filler packet will give you an indication of how long this will take. Only then should you apply the second filler layer and smooth it over so it’s flush with the wall.
Smoothen out the surface
You should wait for the plaster to harden and dried then smooth over the plaster with fine sandpaper so it is flush with the wall.
If your work is not done properly it can cause problems later, so if you decide to hire a Contractor to do this work ensure they are licensed and fully insured.
The Gyprock Plastering services of www.bestsydneyplasterer.com.au is very reliable and trustworthy.