Plastering Walls: Options for Plastering New and Existing Walls

Plastering Walls - what technique to use when
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Plastering walls is a skilled job that requires a meticulous application. By applying plaster, you will give your walls a strong, smooth, durable finish. Not only that, but a well-plastered room will help to keep old walls in good condition, provide the perfect base for paint and help with soundproofing. 

The type of wall and surface you are plastering will determine the plaster you need and the application route you take. Plastering a new wall or over plasterboard will be different from plastering straight onto old brickwork or an existing wall.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.