Welcome to KCS Plastering and Rendering
In this section we’ll be looking at Plastering and Rendering. If you have any queries about either topic and we haven’t already published an article on the subject, please contact us. We’ll feature one within days or alternatively give you free advice on the subject directly, you will never get confused about plastering and rendering again.
Plastering in surrey is the process of applying a layer of plaster onto an interior wall or ceiling. The process has been used to ‘finish’ walls for thousands of years. Primitives ‘plastered‘, their dwellings with mud or ‘slime’. By the time of the Egyptians things were more advanced and plastering work is present in some rooms in the pyramids. Archaeologists have discovered tools in Egypt and Greece which are almost identical to those used in plastering today, A more recent practitioner of the art of plastering in surrey was ‘Loadsamoney’, Harry Enfield’s now retired alter ego. Harry’s comedy partner Paul Whitehouse actually was a plasterer in real life before going into comedy.
Following the decline in popularity of slime covered walls, more sophisticated plastering techniques are now required. We’ll be advising you on how to tackle the various plastering jobs you’ll encounter and explaining the various techniques. We’ll also be expanding the subject a little to encompass, wet plastering in surrey, coving, dry lining, and wall and ceiling repairs.
We’ll be advising readers on the tools required and the materials you need to buy. Plastering in surrey (or definitely skimming) is something you can realistically try for yourself, especially if it’s only on a small section of wall. The consequences of getting it wrong are not too serious save for some mess you’ll have to clear up. It might turn out to be an art for which you have a natural talent.
‘Rendering’ is a process similar to plastering but this time usually on the outside of the building, although it is occasionally used on internal walls to create a ‘feature’.
Rendering involves the application of a premixed coating of cement and sand to the wall. Although a very small number of renders can be sprayed on most involve rolling, trowelling or sponging
The ingredients can vary considerably depending on the effect required. Different finishes can be achieved using different tools and brushes. We’ll be featuring articles on all the main processes available and inviting readers to ask us for advice on any specific alternative effects they would like to achieve.
Well be advising on the techniques which you need to master to enable you to apply the render and we’ll help you choose between the different varieties of premixes available depending on the effect you’re trying to achieve and the surface which you’re rendering
If for example, you need to consider water resistance, or if your wall is prone to cracking or slight movement you may need a render containing polymer additives. In other circumstances you might need to consider something with anti fungal properties.
You can of course (in theory) mix your own render. But there’s something of an art to ‘getting the mix right,’ so it’s doubtful whether it’s worth any amateur trying to master it. If however you are so minded to try we’ll feature the occasional article on how to go about it.