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    Do I need one coat of plaster or two?


    Recently we have had one of our bedrooms re-plastered by a professional plasterer and decorator, but I’ve begun to notice that some of the areas are looking quite poorly done and not coated particularly thickly. Evident around plug sockets, switches and other fixtures in particular.
    It appears to be one layer of plaster that has been used. Is this normal for plasterwork nowadays?
    I recall that in previous years, plasterers would use two layers, but perhaps things have changed. I would like to know for sure, so that I know whether I will need to contact the plaster regarding their work.
    I would appreciate any information about this.

    Asked by angie on 19th Jul 2019
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    "It sounds like the work has been carried out to a poor standard. 2 coats of plaster is still the way it is done using either multi finish or board finish plaster."

    Answered on 17th Sep 2019 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Mjs property renovations

    "All plaster work is two coats where possible, all plugs and switches are removed or at the least the front of the plug or switch is moved forward allowing access to the back. Unfortunately we are seeing more and more of the one coat plastering going on shame hope this helps mjs"

    Answered on 19th Jul 2019 - Member since Aug 2018 - report

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