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How to Plaster During Winter Months

How to Plaster During Winter Months

HannahK 18/11/2019 0
There is a lot of conflicting advice about plastering during winter months, some people even suggesting you should push your plaster and render work back until the spring. This is of course not true and would result in your renovation project being left at a standstill for several months.Plastering tools and materials are designed to be used all year round, and as long as you plan careful and take extra care for your own safety, plastering during the winter can be achieved without any stress.   Prepare for Longer Setting Periods Due to cooler temperatures, plaster can take longer to set during winter months so it’s important to allow for this during your project.Freezing temperatures can have a huge impact on applying plaster. Whatever plastering materials you’re using, you should never us...
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How to Plaster a Ceiling – A Beginner’s Guide

How to Plaster a Ceiling – A Beginner’s Guide

HannahK 18/11/2019 0
How to Plaster a Ceiling Back in 2015, we published our complete guide to plastering a ceiling to help newbies with this far from easy task. However, with more and more DIYers asking us for advice and the industry constantly evolving with new innovative tools, we thought we’d revisit this topic once again to help you plaster your ceiling like a pro. Plastering of any kind is by no means easy and requires, practice, patience and the right plastering tools for the job. Knowing how to plaster a ceiling is also a whole different ball game and it’s important you feel confident before climbing a ladder with a trowel in your hand – but that doesn’t mean you’re not capable of giving it a go with a few tips from our expert team…. Tools for Plastering a Ceiling You wouldn’t cook without the right ut...
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5 Reasons You Need a Spray Render Machine

5 Reasons You Need a Spray Render Machine

HannahK 18/11/2019 0
Spray rendering is a trend which continues to grow here in the UK. We’ve helped many plasterers and renderers take their business to the next level with our top brand spray render machines, but with an investment like this and the fact you’re changing the way you’ll work, purchasing one of these machines of course takes some serious consideration.To help you decide, our expert team have put together their top reasons why it’s worth trialling a spray rendering machine: Double Your Productivity One of the main benefits of a plastering or rendering machine is that you can save heaps of time compared to using traditional methods. Your productivity will double, leaving you more time to take on more work.Ease of Working Even plasterers and renderers with years of experience in using traditional ...
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How to Use Scrim Tape: A DIY Guide

How to Use Scrim Tape: A DIY Guide

HannahK 07/10/2019 0
Scrim tape is perfect when you’re plastering over plasterboard.When plasterboard has been used on the walls of a room, you’ll find gaps between each sheet – if plastered, these gaps pose weak points causing a high risk of cracks appearing. You can combat this by using a self-adhesive ‘scrim’ tape like Fibatape or Euroscrim which are really popular high-quality varieties for professional plasterers and DIYers alike. Step 1 Smooth your chosen scrim tape onto the plasterboard joints ensuring it covers both sides equally. You can cut to size using a joint knife. Step 2Use your specialist plasterer’s tape for all internal corners to prevent cracking as well. As with the main joints, make sure both sides are covered equally and cut the scrim tape to the correct length. Step 3 Once all scrim tape...
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What Plastering Trowel Should I Buy?

What Plastering Trowel Should I Buy?

HannahK 16/09/2019 0
If you’re new to the world of plastering and are starting to build your collection of tools or maybe you just need a basic plastering trowel for one-off DIY jobs, it’s important to make sure you’re starting in the right area and also aren’t wasting money…Plastering Trowel 101 - Start Short:  The first stumbling block when people come to buy their first plastering trowel is often – ‘ what size do I need’. A longer trowel will require more pressure and technique, whereas a shorter design will give you much more control and is easier to hold – perfect for beginners. As your experience increases and you start plastering much larger surface areas, you can then slowly move up to longer plastering trowels.Which Material and Brand of Plastering Trowel?If you want your plastering trowel to stand th...
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5 Reasons why the OX Speedskim is Worth It

5 Reasons why the OX Speedskim is Worth It

Ryan 14/08/2019 0
As innovative new plastering tools are constantly coming to market these days it can be hard to know whether it’s worth taking the plunge or if you’re best off sticking to traditional methods.One tool which has really revolutionised the industry is the OX Speedskim. After its release in 2012, the flexible Speedskim has continued to increase in popularity as more and more plasterers are catching on to its benefits.Here at our Cheltenham-based plastering superstore, our expert team know all to well there’s no one size fits all approach, so we’ve put together the tool’s key benefits to help you decided if the OX Speedskim is for you.Reduces Fatigue and Strain During Large Scale Jobs The OX Speedskim was specifically designed by leading hand tool company OX Tools to reduce the repetitive strai...
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Mtec: Profile

Mtec: Profile

Ryan 28/08/2018 0
Plastering is a serious task that requires meticulousness in effort and quality when it comes to the equipment and supplies used. This is something Mtec recognises, that’s why it offers nothing but the highest quality plastering machines, parts, and spares. Mtec is not exactly a plastering solutions specialist. It has a broader business scope, but the plastering machines and equipment it offers are undoubtedly notable. Mtec overview If you go to the Mtec profile page on the Plasterers 1 Stop Shop website, you will find the range of Mtec products being offered along with some information about the company. There’s more to learn about the company, though. This long-running business has been providing high-quality and innovative solutions for many years. The company is committed to improvin...
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Mapei: Profile

Mapei: Profile

Ryan 28/08/2018 0
Adhesive tapes, coatings, rendering materials, paints, and primers may not be as critical in construction as steel beams and cement but this does not mean you should no longer be meticulous in ascertaining their quality. It’s important to make sure that you are getting these construction supplies from a dependable supplier. It’s advisable to source it from a trusted company like Mapei. Mapei: An introduction Mapei is a global leader in the field of adhesive and chemical products used for construction. Started in 1937 in Milan, this Italian company serves the needs of local markets in more than 32 countries across five continents. It has established itself as one of the most reputable names when it comes to adhesives and construction-related chemicals for more than eight decades now. The...
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What does Parex Supply?

What does Parex Supply?

Ryan 16/07/2018 0
One of Plasterers 1 Stop Shop’s commitments to its customers is to provide the highest quality products at an affordable price. We pride ourselves in ensuring that we only carry the best brands the market has to offer. We want to ensure that professional and novice plasterers alike have a variety of choices that range from plastering, rendering supplies, tools, equipment, workwear and other accessories.  When it comes to rendering supplies, we are a proud partner of Parex Ltd. They are a leading manufacturer of specialist mortar, plaster, and other materials used in construction, civil engineering and refurbishment. Our inventory includes a range of products from Parex that are required in most plastering jobs. Our products include basecoat, parex render, parex supplies, rendering materi...
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Importance of Plastering and Protection Tapes

Importance of Plastering and Protection Tapes

Ryan 16/07/2018 0
Professional and DIY plasterers rely on a variety of tools and equipment to produce the best results. In addition to the basic tools, there are equipment and materials that may appear insignificant at first, but are in fact essential for quality plaster outcome. Our range of plastering materials and accessories follow the same quality and durability applied to other large items of importance on our inventory. Here’s why plastering and protection tapes are equally important and valuable for every plastering job, big or small.  Scrim Tape   Scrim tape is the newest innovation in plastering tape. It is made with fibre glass thread woven together to form a mesh. Like other types of tape, it is also self-adhesive on one side. This makes it easier to apply without requiring a jointing compound. ...
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What You Need: Plastering Equipment

What You Need: Plastering Equipment

Ryan 19/06/2018 0
Many construction companies today rely on an arsenal of tools and equipment to complete projects with efficiency. Shopping online for these tools is as convenient as going to any hardware store or supplier. Our impressive inventory of plastering power tools and equipment guarantees that buyers don’t have to look anywhere else to complete their tool box. Power tools and equipment Plastering power tools and equipment are some of the most sought after because of the convenience they bring. Applying plaster accounts for a large percentage of a construction project and should be done with care. However, maintaining speed is also important along with the quality of the results. To achieve this, plastering mixers are used. We have six different types of Alfra-Eibenstock plaster mixers perfect o...
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Plastering and Rendering Supplies

Plastering and Rendering Supplies

Ryan 19/06/2018 0
Plastering and Rendering Supplies  Plasterers 1 Shop Stop only stocks the best quality supplies for all your plastering and rendering needs. We would like to make sure that you have everything you need to make each job efficient. We understand the importance of having all materials available whenever you need them. Our range of plastering and rendering supplies include plastering beads, drywall screws, floor protection, reinforcing mesh, accessories and baserails, tapes, adhesives and additives, and tarpaulin and dust sheets. How do plastering and rendering beads function? A straight edge is required when plastering walls. An even layer of plaster is needed to maintain the quality and integrity of the structure. Plastering and rendering beads are installed into corners and edges to prod...
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A Guide to Plastering Materials and Their Uses

A Guide to Plastering Materials and Their Uses

Ryan 29/05/2018 0
The application of plaster construction is needed not only to provide a smooth surface, but also to make sure that the wall or structure is durable. In some cases, the material used for plastering can provide an extra layer of protection against natural wear and tear as well as make the surface more resistant to water and fire. During the early days, plastering and rendering walls were simple. Usually a block or brick layer is covered with a coat of plaster material. These days however, you can find different types of rendering and plaster finish such as: hardwall, board finish, magnetic, multifinish, and spray finish. Here are the most commonly used plastering supplies today:  Lime Plaster   This mixture is a combination of sand and lime at a 1:3 ratio by volume. Lime plaster is both ide...
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A Comparison of Air Compressor and Generators for Construction

A Comparison of Air Compressor and Generators for Construction

Ryan 29/05/2018 0
A Comparison of Air Compressor and Generators for Construction These days, construction jobs have been largely improved by the innovation of machines and automated tools. Today, almost any kind of infrastructure is conceivable thanks to technology. There is no longer a limitation to the size, scope, height, and length of structures because of construction and engineering advancements. Even small scale constructions rely on the use of machines for efficiency. For example, when adding plaster to walls and other surfaces, plastering machines have replaced manual application. There are many other tools used in construction such as an air compressor. It can be used to power a range of construction tools such as jackhammer, grinders, and sanders. The high pressure air produced by compressors ca...
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The Advantages of Using Parex

The Advantages of Using Parex

Ryan 08/05/2018 0
The Advantages of Using Parex  Parex offers a complete line of plastering and rendering products. Part of the worldwide construction manufacturer, the Parex Group, Parex Limited is a known leader in the UK for manufacturing plasters, renders, general construction materials, anchors, hard landscaping, highways, and EWI that can even be used to build and repair nuclear power plants. They produce many types of products such as mortars, repair products, resin anchors, adhesives, and coatings that comply with European and British standards. These products are manufactured with high quality and are always in-demand within the UK. Plasterers 1 stop shop offers the following Parex products, and this includes:Maite Monocomposant. This is a ready-to-mix powdered mortar that is intended to be partner...
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