Frequently Asked Questions

The drying time of plaster varies from type to type. Some plaster can set within two to three hours, but it is always advisable to wait a while before painting over it. We suggest that a top coat of plaster will take around two to three days to dry completely, while a bottom coat will take up to a week to finish.
Even if you can’t wait to start painting, you need to be patient to get the best results, which means waiting as long as necessary before painting over the new plaster. This will give the plaster enough time to dry properly and ensure that there are no dark spots on the wall.

Lime plaster is another variation made with sand, water and lime. It is sometimes used by artists and builders and was already in use in ancient times.
It is not often used in Australia
Lime plaster has several advantages, including its flexibility and durability, as it protects softer materials from shear stresses. The high pH of lime plaster also makes it a natural fungicide, which means that you are unlikely to find mould on your walls.

Skimming is a term used in plastering and refers to a method of smoothing the wall with a thin layer of plaster. Usually, smoothing a surface that has already been plastered is a challenging task. Therefore, it is always advisable to hire a professional because if you do it yourself, the surface could look even worse than before.

Plastering is messy work.
The more you can clear the room of all furniture and other fixtures, the less dust will be settling in your home.
We do ask if you can clear out a room as much as possible too ensure that your furniture does not get dirty. It also allows us to have space so we can move freely and easily.
As professional plasterers we do carry drop sheets to ensure we do our part to keep your home as clean as it can be in this situation.

The answer is no. If you are going to re-plaster a wallpapered wall, it is best to remove the wallpaper before the work is started.
This is necessary because the plaster needs to adhere to the wall, which is compromised by wallpaper. Also, after applying the plaster, you should wait a while before painting on it, and it is even advisable to seal the wall with the help of a mist coat, which prevents the suction effect with some paints.