In Castle Douglas

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  • Typology


  • Location

    Castle douglas (Scotland)

  • Duration

    2 Days


To teach you how to plaster to a professional finish.




Castle Douglas (Dumfries and Galloway)
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East Barmoffity Farm, Kirkpatrick Durham, DG7 3HL


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Course programme

Two day plastering course (Now with 0ptional third day and complimentary 33 minute DVD)

Day one: 9.15am to 4.30pm

Firstly we discuss each students project to ensure we cover their own specific requirements.

This day includes tuition in trowel control followed by applying a sand / cement backing coat onto a breezeblock wall in individual bays. External corner beads are fixed prior to applying basecoat and patches. Our method of applying basecoat will give a flat wall finish every time ready to accept a final skim coat.

Day two: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Following a demonstration, this busy day is spent applying a skim coat to walls, ceiling and patches, to a professional finish, including to your own basecoat wall from day one. Hard to beleive but, with a maximum of only 5 on a course, I will teach you to plaster to a good standard in just 2 days.

At the end of the day we cover plasterboarding, taping and skim beads followed by a questions and answers session. Students leave with a written course summary and a complimentary 33 minute DVD as a permanent reminder of the plastering techniques learnt.

Optional third day:

Although not normally necessary, students who wish to continue their course into a third day may do so at the end of their 2 day course for a minimal fee of £95.00. No advance booking is required for this day and it can be designed to suit your individual needs. Possibly extra basecoat or skimming practice or the fixing of plasterboard to stud walls. This may give more confidence to those with a larger project in mind. Full details on request.


Lunch is included in the course fee together with tea and coffee throughout the day. A telephone and email backup service is also in place for anyone experiencing any difficulty or wanting further advice after their course.

Our 2 day intensive plastering course will not make a tradesman out of you overnight. What it will do is teach you how to plaster to a professional finish. On completion of the course you will have acquired the skills and confidence needed to tackle your own projects. The rest comes with continued practice and experience.


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