My plastering experience has been gained in eight countries. I used things like Betonkontakt,one-coat plaster and sponge floats in Europe years before they arrived in UK. I have experience of modern silicone render gained on major projects in the Cardiff area.
For me, the customer is king.
First started mixing plaster in a bucket by hand in 1966
I think you can safely say I have a fair bit of experience of numerous types of plaster and render. I won't be fazed by any job.
I helped run a business in Belgium employing 40+ plasterers. My tasks included negotiation of contracts in a mixture of French, Dutch and English, as well as demonstration of one coat plaster method for new arrivals. And, yes, I did a few houses and patched after other trades in...well one site was 200 flats. Nowadays, I usually work alone but can bring in a colleague or two when necessary, including brother (40+yrs exp. 15 countries!} and nephew.
Decades of experience, worked with some of the best plasterers in UK.
Solid Plastering Nvq level 2;
Skilled Worker CSCS card;
Bsc(Hons)Bus Admin and Ergonomics.
Asbestos Awareness Certificate.
Definitely a good plasterer.he will coat with pva, febond blue grit or other suitable product before skimming over.
Surface has to be levelled with bonding after brushing on pva. then skim with finishing plaster, usually 'multifinish'.
All plasterers should be proficient at boarding. personally, i never enjoyed it, although did loads, especially in belgium where staple guns had replaced use of board nails. carpenters i find are much more adept,using cordless drills for screwing in. pity some of them put boards too close together or leave screws sticking out...of course, some companies use boarders and dryliners do much more than most.
On large sites, watered down emulsion is used, generally white, although magnolia is ubiquitous also.