In Castle Douglas and Bedford
To gain knowledge and skills on the basics of plastering. Suitable for anyone interested in plastering.
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2 Day Plastering Courses
Upon arrival at the plastering workshop you will be welcomed with tea/coffee and given a brief introduction from your instructor. At this point please let the instructor know if you have any planned plastering projects you are hoping to complete when you leave and he will endeavor to demonstrate and offer advise during the course.
The various types of plasters and their suitability are discussed and hawk & trowel control is practiced.
Following a demonstration you then apply a backing coat of sand/cement to the breeze block wall in your bay.
Following lunch (provided), techniques for plastering reveals are demonstrated and practiced. You will also be shown patching techniques and repair a patch in your own bay. The rendered wall will then be prepared to accept a skim finish using a float.
Day 1 of the plastering course ends with a skimming demonstration including the importance of 'breaking in' your skimming trowel.
Day 2 of the plastering course commences with a recap on skimming techniques after which you will prepare your plasterboard wall & ceiling ready to be skimmed using PVA. You will which you apply a 2 coat skim finish to a wall in your bay. We then move onto plastering ceilings which are demonstrated and practiced.
Lunch is followed by students applying a skim finish to the render coat they applied the previous day.
The 2 day plastering courses are completed with a questions & answers session.
Students per class: 5