Welcome to plasterrepairtips.com
“How to” tips in plastering from repairing small to large holes, mixing plaster the right way, cutting drywall and painting tips.
Look at the “Recent Posts” on the right column to check out all the “YouTube” videos on plaster repair tips that are shot on real jobs.
It doesn’t take much experience to repair drywall plaster. Once you’ve seen the videos, I guarantee you will have the confidence to repair drywall plaster just like a professional!
With twenty-five years plastering experience, I can’t tell you how often clients tell me they wished knowing how to repair drywall plasterboard themselves.
Advantages in repairing drywall plasterboard yourself-
Saves time and effort, let alone organising a tradesman for a quote.
Eliminates any inconvenience organising a time and for someone to be present for the tradesman.
Saves you MONEY!
Drywall plaster repair methods range from using gauze tape, paper patches to metal inserts which do the job just fine.
You will learn to plaster using “back blocks” regardless of what size hole you have, where the above methods can be limited.
Yes I always BACK BLOCK ! I can try to explain “BACK BLOCKING” but a picture says a thousand words so check out the ‘Recent Posts”.
Using gauze tape and paper patches creates a proud/raised finish of the wall leaving a slight raise or bump that can be smoothed or feathered out but you’ll need to spread plaster over a bigger area than needed.
Where as by Back Blocking you achieve a level and smooth finish to the existing wall/ceiling.
You will learn to plaster with a strong backing and a flush finish!
Minimum requirements of tools that don’t cost too much to purchase.