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Seeking plasterers in Leicester? Our plastering businesses in Leicester are able to give you the very best quotes for having plastering completed in your house.

Plastering a wall or ceiling is an extremely effective way of modifying the look to ensure a smooth and attractive finish. Once the plaster has dried out, the wall can be painted, wallpapered or tiled easily.

One of the important benefits to plastering walls is the simplicity of decoration subsequently. Frequently after taking away older wallpaper, the surface beneath can be rough and lumpy. Simply painting or wallpapering over this can have a bad visual result.

We can give you up to 4 plastering companies close to you, who will give quotes for the work you wish carried out. You'll get a property visit from experts in Leicester who'll complete the plastering for a very good price.

Plastering in your home usually takes several hours to a few days. It will all depend on how large and how many rooms you are planning to plaster. Have a very smooth finish to your internal walls with reputable plasterers to get the best costs today.

Average Plastering cost in Leicester

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Plastering installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £525
Material cost £188
Waste removal £38

Plastering searches in April 2021

Plastering Projects in Leicester in March 2021

11,894

Requests for quotations in Leicester in March 2021

70

Requests for Plastering quotations in Leicester in March 2021. -59% change from February 2021.

220

Requests for Plastering quotations in Leicestershire in March 2021. 38% change from February 2021.

We noted 11,894 requests for property quotations within Leicester. Of these quotation requests the number of plastering quotations within Leicester was 70. Quotatis would have been able to match these customers with as many as four suitable contractors who were available for work within Leicester at that time. Request a free house survey from trustworthy companies in Leicester.

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Plastering searches in cities and towns near Leicester March 2021

70

Requests for quotations in Leicester in March 2021

11

Requests for quotations in Wigston in March 2021

10

Requests for quotations in Hinckley in March 2021

10

Requests for quotations in Ashby-de-la-zouch in March 2021

10

Requests for quotations in Market Harborough in March 2021

Leicester

Leicester is among the biggest cities in England, featuring the tenth biggest populace and situated within the East Midlands area. Leicester has been built on the River Soar and maintains most of its historical roots, particularly from the Roman ages with streets, baths and military outposts. There has been a spate of additional housing projects in the last few decades with 40% of Leicester's populace being immigrants. Whether you live in a new or traditional property, look for having work carried out by respectable specialists.

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F-POPESCO

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Based: in Bedford, MK42 8RN

Make sure to check my website for details. It will be very much appreciated. Sincerely, Florin Popescu

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Queenie O., MK41
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Painter | Interior in Bedford

Mr Popesco was excellent- the contact was quick, he fitted in to my schedule easily. Very good quote and the work was ma...

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07 Feb

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Leicester - LE9

Enquiry from: Manjinder S

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complete plastering of a 4 bed bungalow,only walls are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached how many rooms are you looking to have plastered: 4 rooms are you looking f...

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have bricked up a small fire place alcove and the brickwork needs plastering are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many rooms are you looking to have plast...

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Enquiry from: Reginald L

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Bedroom 1.... 3.4×3.3×2.4 overboard and skim ceiling Bedroom 2.....2.5×2.1×2.4 overboard and skim ceiling Bedroom 3....4.1×2.9×2.4 overboard and skim ceiling Hall way 2.2×1.6×2.4 overboard ...

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The hallway ceiling needs new ceiling - bathroom above leaked water and caused it to colapsed. Hallway approx 6ft wide by 8 ft. Can send photos if need be

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Enquiry from: Sarah T

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10 Jul

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One windowsil, taken tiles of wall behind cooker needs filling in and plastering Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many rooms are you looking to have plaste...

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13 Mar

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Enquiry from: John W

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Remove old tiles then plaster chimney breast as requred

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03 Jan

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Leicester - LE8

Enquiry from: William M

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27 Nov

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Enquiry from: Gabriel B

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Enquiry from: Yvonne P

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Enquiry from: Nichola G

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how to plaster a wall

How To Plaster A Wall

In order to plaster your wall successfully, you’ll firstly need to get the appropriate tools and materials for the job in place. The tools you’ll need to have includes a trowel and bucket trowel, plasterer’s float, corner trowel, hawk board, two buckets, mixing stick or a paddle, adequate plaster, PVA , dust sheets, clean water, sandpaper, stilts or step ladder as well as a dust mask.

✓ Prepare the wall. You’d have to make sure that you lay down a dust sheet so as to protect your floor and also gather any possible spillage or debris of plaster, before you start working on the walls. Get rid of all the dirt, dust and debris as this is very important for the success of your project if you’re going to be plastering on a worn out and old wall. Also, cover the holes and cracks in the walls with a screen tape

✓ Apply PVA to the wall. This will help ensure the layer you’re using will not dry out at the same time.

✓ Mix the paster. Mix the plaster according to the instructions given in the manufacturer’s manual.

✓ Apply the plaster onto the wall. Upon cleaning of the walls and successful mixture of the plaster, the next step is to apply the mixture to the wall using the hawk board, trowels and a floating tool.

✓ Skim and smooth. After the the first coat has dried after waiting for about 30 minutes, the next step will be to wipe out the bumps and lumps using a trowel to smooth over the surface. Once this is done you can then scrape the wall with a devilling float.

✓ Apply the second coat of plaster

✓ Apply the finishing touches. This includes polishing your work by adding some water to the surface with a spray gun and using the trowel to further smoothen out the surface.

✓ Painting and wallpapering.

What types of plastering are there?

There are several different kinds of plastering. ‘Dot and dab’ refers to a base layer of plasterboard which is attached to a wall using ‘dabs’ of adhesive. ‘Floating’ is a technique where a backing or undercoat plaster is applied to walls. ‘Skimming’ or ‘reskimming’ refers to the very thin final decorative layer of plaster.

can you plaster over wallpaper

Can You Plaster Over WallPaper?

If you have wallpaper installed on your wall surface and you’re considering plastering the wall, when you put into consideration the stress involved in removing a wallpaper you may want to consider plastering directly over the wallpaper. This is quite understandable as removing a wallpaper can be quite time consuming and tedious, but plastering directly over wallpaper is a mistake that should never be made. Plastering over wallpaper is in no way a viable option due to the fact that it can only turn out disastrous after a couple of weeks or even days in some cases as the plaster will crack and crumble. As a result, you’ll have to firstly scrape off the wallpaper in order to assist the plaster get to be firmly secured to the wall behind.

When you plaster over a wallpaper, this will make the wallpaper wet and it’ll absorb the moisture. And once the plaster does not have moisture, the only result is for it to crack and start to crumble. Hence, plaster and wallpaper is never a good combination.

Asides from cracking and crumbling, anther issue is that the wallpaper will bubble. You can actually key the wallpaper with the help of a knife and it might look secured for some time, however it’ll eventually crumble and you’d have to scrape off the plaster complete to start all over again. The wallpaper will bubble as the plaster can’t be keyed into a wallpaper and the wallpaper will only work as a barrier between the plaster and the wall.

Overall, plaster always needs to slowly dry off as well as a good and proper surface to grip to. No matter the amount of PVA mix you spread on the wallpaper, it will always remain a barrier. So you’d have to remove the wallpaper completely to get a great result.

can you plaster over artex

Can You Plaster Over Artex?

The short and simple answer to this question is yes, you can plaster over Artex. However, you must also note that plastering over Artex may not be the best choice as Artex is porous and as such, you’d have to detach the stripping so as to get a smooth and even coating. In the event whereby your ceilings or walls have Artex on them, you’ll have to smooth the Artex in order to obtain a plaster of solid coat.

✓ Preparing Artex for plastering. First and foremost, you’ll have to detach any bumps before you can plaster over the Artex. Do note that you don’t have to completely remove the Artex, all that’s needed is just enough to get a coat of plaster. Make use of a scraper to get rid of the bumps on various Artex designs like swirl and bark. Once you’re through getting rid of as much bumps as possible, there’s the need to seal the Artex due to the fact that it can absorb the moisture out of the plaster which will cut the time to get a good finish to little or nothing. You can use a PVA and water mix to do the job!

✓ The PVA mix. This is done to seal off the porous Artex in order to stop it from absorbing moisture from your plaster which can make it start to crack and crumble. To do this, simply mix half PVA and half water, then use a brush to paint the mixture over the plastering area. Once done, you can give the plastering surface about two to three coats and wait for the solution to dry off within a hour or two.

Plastering over Artex is not as hard as it seems, but if you lack the confidence to complete the task, simply contact a professional for help.

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