How do you start plastering?
This is one question I get a lot. Will I get it right, is it too hard for me, should I just hire a professional?
I have a story for you now which shows you exactly how to do plastering. One simple thing that will get you skimming! After this you’ll be ready to start plastering yourself.
I’m not a Plasterer?
There was a lad I knew who worked at a music studio – he dropped out of college because the subjects he chose just wasn’t for him. He didn’t enjoy the course and decided that it just wasn’t the route for him.
So he started cleaning at a music studio where he played drums. He was a good musician and loved being in the music environment. Then something weird happened.
One day his drum teacher asked him if he wanted another job. He was intrigued but didn’t know what he needed to do. His teacher asked hime if he wanted to plaster his house for him.
“Im not a plasterer!” He said. The drum teacher replied with “neither am I but were going to learn”!
That was that. They started working at his house even though they had never picked a trowel up in there lives. They mixed all the plaster with a spade.
They mixed it too hard making it impossible to throw on the walls.
They didn’t have a clue where to start.
There was no professionals or tutors to show them what to do.
They were just going from what a few people had told them.
But you know what? They skimmed the whole house. It didn’t look pretty but with a bit of sanding and filler the place actually looked decent! They did it.
It took twice as long but the thing is they plastered a house!The biggest lesson you can get is this.
Just start plastering
Just do it. These lads didn’t have a clue, they had no training and no previous experience. Now imagine what they could have done if they had lessons.
Imagine if they had tips, lessons where a professional teaches you everything you need to know. How to mix, how to prep the walls, how to apply the plaster and even how to finish it. They would be flying.
Even without this they still managed it though. But heres the big thing.
So can you! You can plaster your house and you can learn to plaster. All you need it to give it a go and START PLASTERING! That’s how to do plastering.
Now heres the final part to the story. You know that young lad and teacher? I know that lad very well because that story…
was my own.
Thats how I originally started plastering and thats why I know so much about the story. It was me and my drum teacher who had this mad idea too just start plastering.
I later started working with a plasterer who shown me the Real tips and techniques to plastering. 9 years later I have my own company as a full pledged plasterer.
So there you go. The best way to start plastering is to just start doing it. If it goes wrong you can always sand it down, use filler or even do it again.
But if you don’t start you’ll never learn! You will be rubbish at the beginning. You will find it hard. But you will get better and you might even one day be a professional. You just have to start!
This video below will show you how to start plastering now. Have a look and get going with it!