Why You Shouldn’t DIY the Plastering
With lots of home-improvement projects, professionals can make your life easier but they’re not strictly necessary; some patience and trial and error will mean you can do the job just as well yourself. In lots of cases, this saves you money and offers a real sense of achievement.
However, when it comes to plastering, you really should leave it to the experts. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about plastering your new project yourself.
Plastering is integral to the building
While laying a carpet or applying a lick of paint in your bedroom are aesthetic processes that can be changed (or corrected) with very little hassle, the plastering of a room is likely to stick around – literally – for decades. If you don’t get the finish right, it will affect any paint or wallpaper you choose to add, and it’s costly to have removed and redone. While lots of YouTube tutorials say they can teach you to plaster the perfect wall with no practice at all, the reality of the process is far more difficult.
Plasterers are trained professionals
Much like you likely leave balancing your business books to an accountant and surgery to a specialist doctor, plastering is a traditional skill that requires training and practice to get the perfect result. Professionals will account for the health and safety risks of the process, as well as minimising mess and cleaning up after themselves, leaving you with a perfectly plastered room or property.
Reduce the stress
Renovating or redecorating a property is already stressful enough, without adding the pressure of plastering your own walls. With professional plasterers, you simply need to open the door for them, maybe provide a hot drink if you’re putting the kettle on, and let them take care of the rest. Minimising unnecessary aggravation will allow you to enjoy the whole renovation process more.
We understand that many people attempt to plaster themselves in order to save money. However, as we mentioned above, it can work out more expensive in the long run to get professionals in to fix botched plasterwork. Instead, consider painting, flooring and furniture as areas you can reduce the overall cost of your project, with less risk.
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