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    Is it easy to plaster a ceiling DIY?

    Plasterers

    Is it easy to plaster a ceiling DIY?

    Asked by Patrick on 12th May 2022
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    DK Plastering

    "No, it’s not easy to plaster a ceiling DIY ceilings are not as easy as walls and if not experienced then you will find yourself in a mess very quickly also if you get plaster falling in your eye you will find yourself in A and E for the rest of the day feeling very sore"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    SW rendering & wall coatings

    "Yes, piece of cake. Carry on DIY."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Sm builders

    "Skimming is very easy for experienced people selling plaster is good for all room is well"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    L.L plastering & handyman

    "No ceilings are as hard as it gets in plastering. By all means have a go but it’s very different to plastering a wall."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Simon Blake

    "It’s the hardest surface to plaster. You have to work quick with plaster as it goes off. You need to insure that you can freely reach the ceiling before attempting. If you have never tried plastering I wouldn’t advice starting on a ceiling."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Designwise

    "if you don't plaster for a living I wouldn't recommend it it will go off too fast for you, especially if you haven't prepped it right"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Davies and sons plastering

    "Not if you ain't done it before I would suggest getting a professional to do the work or you can plaster a small area to practice on"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Cb,s plastering

    "Don't even try it, it will cost you more to then get it re-plastered"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Darren Lucas Plastering limited

    "All I can say is no.
    A wall you may have a chance, but doubtful. DIY ability is a broad range, most plasterers will tell you that you'll probably just waste your time and have to pay more, in the long run, a ceiling will be much harder to do...So the answer is a no, it's not easy.
    Hope that helps"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Goldy Locks Locksmith

    "Not really if you don't know what you're doing its quite a process"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    RGC Property Maintenance

    "Hi Patrick, there is definitely a skill to plastering, you can do it DIY however it can be a messy job and if you want a decent job done I would recommend having a professional in to carry out the works"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    M G Plastering and renovations.

    "Plastering in itself is an art form and skilled profession.
    I would never deter someone from trying something out for themselves, but I will offer caution regarding trying this.
    Not knowing how to plaster a wall is one thing, and then to try, but a ceiling is very much different.
    There are so many factors that go into the prep work alone prior actually plastering, which all affects its setting process right down to the longevity of the finish.
    In hindsight, many a time I’ve had clients who have attempted to try and plaster areas themselves, and no more than a few days later I’ve had them call me to come put it right. Ultimately costing more to fix than to just have it done professionally first time over.
    Be prepared, protect your eyes, and have a lot of sandpaper ready when it’s dry to sort it out before you paint!
    Good luck!"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since May 2017 - report

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