A:- In general you should wait at least seven days or when the plaster has changed colour from a dark brown to a light pink. 

A:- Yes, all paper should be removed to ensure a proper adhesion. 

A:- Depending on the level of damage. In some cases, they can be filled with a smooth filler, but to achieve a uniform smooth finish the walls should be re-plastered. 

A:- In most cases the ceiling should be totally removed to achieve a professional finish. 

A:- Artex can be easily covered over but requires more applications of plaster. 

A:- Yes upon inspection of your property we would supply you with a written quotation for you to submit to your insurance company. 

A:- All areas to be worked on should have all the furniture and fittings removed to enable the plasterers to have a good working area. 

A:- No, not as a rule, all carpets would be fully covered and protected. 

A:- Monocouche is a through-coloured scratch render usually applied to the external walls of buildings. The name is derived from the French, meaning mono or single layer as it can be applied in one coat. It comes in a wide variety of colours.

* * A:- Skimming refers to internal plastering. The plaster is applied over existing plaster or onto new plasterboard. It is only “skimmed” on at a thickness of 3-5mm.

* * A:- Dot and Dab is the term given to the process of fixing plasterboard to brick or block walls with adhesive “dabs” of plaster to create a flat, level wall. This is then ready to be skimmed with plaster to create the desired finish.

A:- Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. We find monocouche scratch renders have the most desirable finish amongst customer opinions, however this type of render has zero flexibility and can sometimes be prone to cracking. It is also very porous, so north-facing facades could quickly be affected by algae.

The finished texture of silicone render may not be as desirable as that of monocouche, but its strong durability against the elements and its flexibility make it the best on the market, especially in coastal areas such as here in the south-east.

A:- When first applied, there is not much difference between the two, however acrylic render has poor UV protection compared to silicone. In time, bold colours may fade from exposure to the sun. Acrylic render is also is not as flexible as silicone so may crack over time.

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