if the plaster work is ok paint the walls in matt paint as it will make the walls look better than if you painted them with a vinyl silk im just gonna tile my kitchen as i couldnt get mine plastered before my kitchen went in
Steve your to cheap , 12 by 12 pva full room new angle beads on all angles , £350 But Im that cheap my self Im fully booked on large jobs for the rest of the year , cheers alan.
errr i dont have time to do a room at the price i wrote ask me the same thing in a years time and ill tell you the same, ive stopped advertising in yellow pages as i have no time to do any jobs persimmon homes keep me busy 24/7
I can plaster to an acceptable standard.. or so I thought.. until my mate started doing it for a living..
corgi.. do you leave watermarks? when plastering a wall where would you start?
And how long / how many mixes would it take you to do a hall stairs and landing on your own?
or how much plaster for a 'mix'
Alan.. shut it!
David (not taking the **** just trying to prove a point)
stairwell in a normal 3 bed semi is 1 man 1 day and lots of ££££ but thats me
david ive seen all the peeps wh can say they can do it
ive got someone working with me who has been plastering 13 years and he is one of the roughest people i have seen
i wouldnt recomend him to anyone but , persimmon are happy with him and ive told them ill wrap if they blame me for his work but they will not let me go
peoples idea of what a good job is totally different to what mine is,
but then i have something called pride in my work which is hard to find espescially when most peeps calling them selves plasterers are people like your self(no disrespect), i might not be able to do anything to an engine but im damned good on houses
If your kitchen units don't leave too much wall on show, you could try skimming them with something a bit less specialist, called Easyfill....£8 a bag from B&Q, Dulux centres, etc. Like plaster, it's mixed with water, but it's more user friendly.....you can rub it down really easily, with a hand sander, if you don't manage to apply it smoothly with a caulking board. I'm a decorator and have to use this stuff over large areas occasionally when there isn't a plasterer available ( all too busy . There is a bit of a technique to it but it's not something you can't get the hang of quickly, though be aware it makes a lot of mess if you have to rub it down a great deal! Wouldn't really advise the use of matt paint in a kitchen, unless it's well ventilated and not subject to much mess....it's not the most hardwearing of finishes, and doesn't accept being wiped clean as well as silk. Just to add that if you use this stuff, you should apply a watered down coat of matt emulsion over it, as you would with new plaster, before painting it to a finish of your choosing.
I renovate properties for a living and come across some absolutely Sh**e plastering at times. The one i'm working on now needs attention in every room.
As the current cost of a re skim is approx £200 - £250 per room around here what do is this...
Using a 3 inch (they're lighter) belt sander take off all the obvious high spots around the room.
Then using Polycell finishing skim plaster (Ready mixed around £15 tub) fill in all the low spots/holes/dings etc.
Next using a palm sander sand all the filler till smooth.
Wash down walls/ceiling.
Apply coat of cheap matt emulsion which will highlight more problems (that B&Q stuff at £10 for 10 Litres) with the plaster.
Refill and sand where neccessary.
Wash down again and apply quality emulsion (matt).
The secret with the Polycell is to keep the tools (Hawk,Trowell,Scraper etc) clean and wet for a smooth finish.
I actually employ someone to do this at the moment and cost wise at £4.00 hour + 1tub Polycell per room it's costing me around £95 per room.