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Warning! Must Do Plastering Tips For Home Renovators

dreamstime_5648995Do you intend to plaster your new home? Do you want to repair a mess from the previous plaster? Was your roof damaged by the storm? Do you want a new touch of elegance and brilliance with regard to your new plaster finish? Well, you are at the right place because we want to give you great plastering tips to help improve the shape of your Reno.

Repairing Cracks in a Plaster

One client testified that she patched the hole in her roof’s plaster with salt before scraping between the coats. It’s unfortunate that the plaster didn’t last long. All she needed to include to make the whole difference was a mix of the cornice adhesive. It is very simple. If the holes are large, up to 450mm then cut a piece of the plasterboard which is larger than the hole. Infill it with cornice adhesive and hold the plasterboard over the hole. Trim the hole size so that it matches the infill so that you can obtain a perfect fit every time. Screw the cleats diagonally over every corner and then screw the infill panel to these cleats. Finally, tape up the repair and complete the job.

Installing Cornice

When professional are involved in the plastering jobs, they and can do for you all the work. But just in case you want to do it on your own, here’s a tip to show you how to cut and install cornice carefully without any wastes. First you need to find a very unique place on the pattern and mark a reasonable line square on the cornice. Measure the point you want to cut for the first miter from the back and repeat this process on the other side as well. Cut the MITRE to the standard dimension and then match it to the existing mitre which occurs when the cornice has been cut to length.

Using Plastering Tapes

Improper use of plastering tapes may mean a disaster rather than the intended success to the whole process of plastering. At JPG we will show you how to plaster using the flexi paper tape, the wet and stick paper and the self-adhesive fibre glass tape. However, we’ll show you how to cut it in general.

It is advisable to cut the plasterboard tapes to the required length always without going round the corners. Use joint knife, 8 inches, to scrape off any excess material in the join. Don’t leave the base coat to dry before scraping it back because the whole process will become very difficult. You should never over fill the plasterboard recessed join on its first taping coat. You should always tape the plasterboard joins before you can fill the external corners. Always keep the tape off from the edges of external angles and check for nay bubbles in the paper tape before repairing the very first coat of paint.


As a weekend warrior and your home reno is coming along well, now your plan is to get the plastering done. Wondering where to start?

Here are 5 must do tips to get you started.

  1. When you are mixing up the water make sure the water and the bucket are clean;
  2. Keep your tools clean;
  3. Use a sharp blade in your knife;
  4. When sanding it is important to wear a mask;
  5. Make sure all your electrical tools have been tagged by a licensed electrician;

Are you stuck?

Contact Professional Help

To some people, plastering may turn out to be a passion. However, you don’t have to bother yourself if you don’t like it or you are too busy. Just contact John Glen Plastering, best Sydney plasterer, and we’ll complete your job with a professional finish!