Common Plastering Problems

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How to Fix Common Plastering Problems

At Top Plasterers Gold Coast, we understand that when it comes to plastering, things can sometimes go wrong.

Whether you’re dealing with cracks, holes, or uneven surfaces, it’s important to address these issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your walls or ceilings.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common plastering problems and how to fix them.

 

Cracks

  • One of the most common plastering problems is cracks. These can occur for a variety of reasons, including settling of the building, changes in temperature, or poor workmanship.
  • To fix a crack, you’ll need to first widen the crack slightly using a putty knife or scraper. This will allow the joint compound to penetrate deeper into the crack. Then, apply joint compound to the crack using a putty knife, making sure to smooth it out as much as possible.
  • Once the joint compound has dried, sand it down until it’s smooth and level with the surrounding surface.

 

Holes

  • Holes in your plaster can be caused by anything from furniture being moved around to accidental damage. 
  • To fix a hole, start by cleaning the area around the hole to remove any loose debris or dust. Then, fill the hole with joint compound using a putty knife, making sure to apply enough to completely fill the hole. 
  • Once the joint compound has dried, sand it down until it’s smooth and level with the surrounding surface.

 

Uneven Surfaces

  • If your plaster surface is uneven, it can be difficult to achieve a smooth finish when painting or wallpapering. 
  • Uneven surfaces can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor workmanship, settling of the building, or changes in temperature. 
  • To fix an uneven surface, start by applying joint compound to the area using a putty knife. Use a level to make sure the surface is even and smooth, adding more joint compound as needed. 
  • Once the joint compound has dried, sand it down until it’s smooth and level with the surrounding surface.
 

Bubbling or Blistering

  • Bubbling or blistering in your plaster can be caused by moisture or poor workmanship.
  • To fix this problem, start by removing any loose or damaged plaster using a scraper or putty knife. Then, apply a coat of joint compound to the affected area, making sure to smooth it out as much as possible.
  • Once the joint compound has dried, sand it down until it’s smooth and level with the surrounding surface.
  • Plastering problems can be frustrating to deal with, but they can usually be fixed with a little bit of time and effort. Whether you’re dealing with cracks, holes, or uneven surfaces, it’s important to address these issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage. 

 

If you’re unsure about how to fix a plastering problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional plasterer for assistance. 

At Top Plasterers Gold Coast, we’re always here to help!