We had a call from a client needing our plasterers and decorators to refurbish their home in Palmers Green. They looked for online for recommended local plasterers in Palmers Green and having seen our reviews had visited the website and picked-up the phone. As a local plastering company we were able to pop-in for a visit and provide a free quotation.
The clients were in the middle of refurbishing their Victorian home and had stripped the walls in the room themselves. When they had removed the wall paper they had revealed damaged wall surfaces that were in need of some sympathetic plaster repairs before they could be painted. There were lots of hair-line cracks and there was also an old fashioned tiled fire-surround that needed to be removed from the chimney breast. The clients were keen to retain the period features which included the the skirting boards and picture rails which make a feature of the high ceilings.
Having visited and provided a free quotation for the plastering and decorating we were soon contacted to confirm a date to get started.
We arrived on site to an empty room, ready to begin work. Our plasterers firstly we removed the tiled fire surround and made-good the wall surface filling holes and cracks. We then prepared the ceiling to be skimmed and our plaster covered the ceiling with a thin layer of fine plaster to create a smooth surface ready for painting.
As the clients had decided to retain the picture rails the work took a little longer, as the area above the picture rail has to be plastered as a separate area. This part of the walls was skimmed with plaster to create smooth surfaces with crisp edges neatly butting-up to the picture rail. Whilst is takes more time to do, we believe that the finished effect after the walls and ceilings were painted made it very worthwhile.
We then moved onto the wall plastering. As there were a lot of hair-line cracks in the walls we used glass fibre mesh in the first coat of plaster. This was to ensure that the cracks did not come through to the smooth plaster finish. Once he first coat was dry our plasterers skimmed the walls with a top coat of plaster to create the smooth wall surfaces which would be ready for decorating.