Once the plasterboard has been installed as required, all joints and screw holes need to be covered to leave a flat smooth finish ready for decoration.
This can be achieved either through plastering or Tape and Jointing.
Skimming plasterboards achieves seamless results creating a more durable finish than Taping and Jointing. Tape is applied to all joints. A 3-5mm coat of finish plaster is then applied to the walls and/or ceilings and smoothed off with trowels as it dries out providing a smooth, high quality finish.
Plaster can be applied direct to masonry walls in a two coat process.
A gypsum undercoat plaster can be used on most masonry. With a final coat of finish plaster, it provides a smooth, high quality surface to internal walls. The combination has superior impact resistance and gives a durable base for the application of decorative finishes. This is a lightweight, pre-mixed gypsum plaster, requiring only the addition of clean water to prepare it for use. It is suitable for application by hand or by plaster projection machine.
Taping and Jointing provides a finish to joints between plasterboards creating a continuous, fire resistant and easy to decorate surface.
Tape is applied to all joints to avoid the possibility of any cracking, a two coat filler is then applied. Once dried, it is then sanded to leave a flat and smooth finish ready for final decoration.