Using plasterboard to either install an interior wall or to repair an already existing wall inside your house is a great strategy to spruce up your home. Plasterboard can also be used when attempting to remedy a leaky or water damaged ceiling. If you are finding dents and cracks in your walls or ceilings, plaster is certainly a solution that is certainly extremely affordable and easy to install yourself.
Plasterboard is often known as drywall. When using plasterboard, a whole house can be outfitted in about 2 to 3 days because the plasterboard is custom fit to the corners of your house. One more reason that individuals use plasterboard in their houses is because of the proven fact that it is resistant to fire. Installing plasterboard in your own house can make for a very easy way to strengthen a wall or to fit out a basement.
Before plasterboard was around, carrying out plasterwork involved several tools. Some of the common tools that were utilised in plasterwork were laths, floats, hammers and trowels. Laths were the normal way of plastering. The lath is made of wood and is generally two to five feet in length per the timbers that the floor and partitions are set on. A thicker lath would be used when patching up a ceiling. Laths are nailed to break joints that are usually three feet wide. Floats are another tool helpful to spread the plaster over the laths.
If you are going to replace traditionally plastered walls, first ensure that the plaster is in good shape structurally. This would mean the plaster continues to be bonded properly to the lath boards. If this is true, then repairing minor or cosmetic cracks and damage may be done very easily with one coat of plaster. Before buying any of the materials from your local hardware store, chat with a professional in order to gauge which products would be the most effective for the project you are undertaking.
Plasterboards are fantastic because they don't involve all of the materials and the hassle of traditional plastering. They may significantly improve the standard and safety of the home not to mention helping to bring the value up. Depending on the quantity of damage you are trying to repair, make sure that you know what kind of materials would be the best fit. Investing effort and time in replacing original plaster may not be as effective as getting a plasterboard. Look over the project and determine what will be a really cost effective option to proceed with.
You will almost certainly get a smoother finish to your wall which also makes it easier to decorate. You may also be left with less mess to clear up once you have finished. When I use plasterboard myself I always finish the task by using a thick lining paper on top of the plasterboard. You can skim the plasterboard with finishing plaster, but that slightly defeats the object of using plasterboard in the beginning, it also creates lots of mess.