Plastering

  • Dot and Dab Thickness and How to Apply

    Dot and Dab Thickness and How to Apply

    Dot And Dab Thickness And How To Apply Dot and dab is a common process used in plastering. It’s the name given to the most popular method of applying plasterboard to a solid wall with adhesive. It’s also known as dry lining, and has become the industry standard for plasterboard application. If you’re looking to…

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  • Plasterboard Chimney Breast – Yes or No?

    Plasterboard Chimney Breast – Yes or No?

    Plasterboard Chimney Breast – Yes Or No? If you’re trying to pretty up an old home, one of your first stops will likely be the old, grungy chimney breast. While it’s not exactly easy work (though more time consuming than challenging), there are a few ways to make it look a bit better. The most…

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  • Hairline Cracks In New Plaster? Here’s Why

    Hairline Cracks In New Plaster? Here’s Why

    Hairline Cracks In New Plaster? Here’s Why New plaster is always nice to see in your home. It’s a fresh canvas just waiting to be covered. But if you’re noticing hairline cracks in new plaster, that’s bad news. Not only did you likely pay a good amount to have it installed, but now it’s failing!…

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  • Can You Plaster Over Wood?

    Can You Plaster Over Wood?

    Can You Plaster Over Wood? We’ve got another fun plastering article today! I know – you can never get enough plaster. Today’s topic is what you can and cannot plaster directly over. Specifically, our question is can you plaster over wood? While the answer is technically just, “yes,” there’s a bit more to it. You…

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  • Plaster Not Drying? Here’s Why

    Plaster Not Drying? Here’s Why

    Plaster Not Drying? Here’s Why Finally getting your new room plastered and all ready to go is great, but if it’s taking a while to dry you may be worried. Plaster not drying can be caused by a few things, and there are ways to work with it – so don’t panic quite yet. Keep…

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  • Should You PVA Plasterboard?

    Should You PVA Plasterboard?

    Should You PVA Plasterboard? In today’s edition of “Homeowner Basics,” we’re going to be talking about PVA and plasterboard. What is it, why do we use it, and how to use it. This is going to be a fun article, so buckle in and strap down! PVA is a super important part to building your…

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  • Fixing Bad Plastering

    Fixing Bad Plastering

    Fixing Bad Plastering Bad plastering is a major pain in the butt if you don’t know how to fix it. Luckily, you came to the right place. We like to think that those of us at DreamyHome have done enough plastering to make us experts of sorts. Today, we’re going to walk you through how…

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  • Plasterboard Alternative: 14 Options

    Plasterboard Alternative: 14 Options

    Plasterboard Alternative: 14 Options A lot of houses today use plasterboard (also known as drywall) for their interior walls. It’s cheap and relatively easy to work with (compared to other mediums), but it does come with its own series of challenges. Add in the clouds of dust from sanding it down, and it’s not exactly…

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  • Plaster Blown? Here’s Why

    Plaster Blown? Here’s Why

    Plaster Blown? Here’s Why Today we’re going to be talking about everyone’s favourite topic – plaster. I know, we’re getting crazy over here at DreamyHome, but tell me, do you know why plaster might blow? If not, you came to the right place. We’re going to talk about the conditions that can cause it, what…

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