KC Home Improvements have been providing high quality plastering services, to both commercial and domestic customers for over 16 years.
Based in Medway, Kent our plastering team can offer their services across the Kent county , SE London and Essex.
Plastering can mean a wide variety of work so we have included below a plastering terms section.
Hopefully the above has given enough information regarding some of the plastering terms , if you do have any other questions regarding plastering terms or would like to arrange a quote please click here to contact us or call us on 01634 776444
Skimming – skimming is usually a thin finish coat of plaster 2-5mm thick and usually left smooth for decoration.There are a few options for finish plaster the most popular being multi-finish plaster or board finish.
Floating – floating is the application of an undercoat plaster usually associated with brick or block work, the undercoat plaster is usually levelled off with a metal straight edge and floated with a light scratch to provide a key for the finish coat of plaster. The most popular undercoat plasters are called hardwall, bonding or traditionally sand and lime or sand and cement.
Float & Set – float and set is the term used when we use and under coat plaster and then the finish coat plaster on top.
Dubbing out– dubbing out usually means there may be some dips or different levels on the work you require so we would dub out these areas with an undercoat plaster before applying a finish plaster coat.
Skim or plaster over artex – plaster over artex would literally mean for us to plaster over the artex surface leaving a smooth finish plaster.