Breathing life into plastered walls

DIY Renovations can be fun, but remember if you are not up to the task call Sydney Wide Plastering first. Sadly it is a fact that over time old plaster can develop some problems – this could be some water damage, cracks, holes or little dents and this can get annoying after a while.

Alternatively you may already have a textured look wall that you’ve just got sick of. Some plastering problems are easy to repair while some ceiling repairs Sydney are harder to fix.

Applying new texture to old plaster can be as simple or as hard as you make it, simply speaking when you are texturing a wall you are just adding a new look to a flat wall, you can experiment a little and if you don’t like the results you can always scrape it off and start again. Whether its ceiling repairs Sydney or adding texture to a wall, practice is the key – you can always try some techniques on the garage wall, some painted plywood, and heavy cardboard or off cuts of drywall to work on. These options are inexpensive and allow you to try out techniques before attempting ceiling repairs Sydney in your home. Practice also allows you to get a feel for the tools and to learn what you can and can’t do.

Tools you might use include texture rollers, sponges, paint brushes, small whisk brooms, plaster’s hawk and trowel, taping knives and maybe even your hands.

Texturing has two basic parts – first you need to get the compound onto the wall and then you need to work the design into it and it can be helpful to have someone working with you – one to put the compound on the wall and the other to do the design. This extra set of hands is also good if your are working on a quite porous surface or if it is a hot day – keep the outer area of your texture fresh to avoid lap marks from showing up on your finished wall.