Prompt and Reliable Plastering Services in Dublin
Are you also that type of person who simply must have all your walls done properly, with no cracks or holes? Could even the smallest scratch really irritate you? Make sure you hire plastering professionals who will make your walls completely flat and neat.
- Job can be finished in 20 minutes
- Excellent quality as our clients say
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“I want to thank you for providing the most prompt and reliable service I have ever received from any contractor. I would be elated to recommend your painting company to anyone who would like a reference. I will be sure to call you in the future and I will recommend you to my friends.”Dermot, Dublin 16
How are we able to work so quickly with such level of detail at the same time?
Patching Larger Holes
With larger holes up to 450mm, we cut a piece of plasterboard for an infill, a bit larger than the hole. Then we hold it over the hole aligned with two sides and trace around. Next, we would trim the hole size to match the infill. This way, we get a perfect fit every time. There is no need to cut the hole back to a stud or ceiling joist (although it is in the following example). All you need to do is screw cleats diagonally over each corner. Then we screw the infill panel to the cleats. Tape up and finish as normal.
Top coat is applied in a bit of a circular motion
Some holes we patch using salt and scraping back between coats. Only one mix of cornice adhesive can be enough. There are no bumps, and the patch is perfectly flat. From arriving at the home to driving away again, after packing and cleaning up it can take a total of 40 minutes! This includs taking all the photos. This is by far the quickest and best method of patching a hole.
Control Setting Time
Most patching is best done with cornice adhesive. Cornice adhesive setting time can easily be controlled allowing us to complete a patching job with 1 mix only! Patching a fist size hole in the wall requires a back block, a filling coat and up to 2 smoothing coats, all using cornice adhesive. This entire process can be done with 1 mix. The answer is SALT.
Salt speeds up the setting time dramatically. A back block, (usually a strip of plasterboard, narrow enough to slip into the hole but long enough lap over the hole on 2 sides), is stuck to the back of the hole. Mix enough cornice adhesive to complete the job, but don’t mix it much, just let it soak in the dish. Take just enough to do the immediate task, eg. placing the back block.
For the final filling coat we don’t use the salt, just mix it hard on the board. This is because the salt can leave scratches in your work. If you require this last coat of cornice adhesive to set quicker, we just add some more powder or water when we mix on the board. This will also speed up the setting without leaving scratches. Using this method will allow us to finish the job in about 20 minutes!
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