Plastering Courses

 

The Plastering Workshop provides intensive courses to teach the basics of plastering. By keeping the course numbers down to a minimum, we are able to give more individual attention throughout the course.

Students who attended the plastering courses will have sufficient knowledge to enable them to achieve a professional finish.

This does not mean that a student will become a fully proficient plasterer overnight. Don't forget, all our instructors have been plastering years!

Unlike some plastering courses, at the Plastering Workshop, each student works in their own realistically sized bay (no sharing) at their own pace so there is no pressure to 'keep up' & by keeping the student / instructor ratio to a maximum of 5:1 (usually less), we are able to offer more individual attention during you time with us.

If there is anything we don't cover that you wish to learn, please contact us as we are more than happy to accomodate individual requirements if we can.

1 Day Plastering Course: £119.00

                                                   

Start   9.15am            Finish   4.30pm

Upon arrival at the plastering workshop you will be welcomed with tea/coffee and given a brief introduction from your instructor.  At this point please let the instructor know if you have any planned plastering projects you are hoping to complete when you leave and he will endeavor to demonstrate and offer advise during the course.

On the 1 day DIY plastering courses we will be showing you the various types of plasters and their suitability, how to prepare your wall using PVA (and your tools) and hawk & trowel control is practiced.

Following a rendering demonstration, you will then apply a sand/cement render to a block wall in your bay.

The afternoon starts with a skimming demonstration after which you will plaster skim finish to a plasterboard wall.

You will also be shown patching techniques and given the opportunity to practice in your own bay.

 

2 Day Plastering Courses: £239.00 (Bedford),

                                               

Start   9.15am,        Finish   4.00pm

Upon arrival at the plastering workshop you will be welcomed with tea/coffee and given a brief introduction from your instructor.  At this point please let the instructor know if you have any planned plastering projects you are hoping to complete when you leave and he will endeavor to demonstrate and offer advise during the course.

The various types of plasters and their suitability are discussed and hawk & trowel control is practiced.

Following a demonstration you then apply a backing coat of sand/cement to the breeze block wall in your bay.

Following lunch, techniques for plastering reveals are demonstrated and practiced. You will also be shown patching techniques and repair a patch in your own bay. The rendered wall will then be prepared to accept a skim finish using a float.

Day 1 of the plastering course ends with a skimming demonstration including the importance of 'breaking in' your skimming trowel.

Day 2 of the plastering course commences with a recap on skimming techniques after which you will prepare your plasterboard wall & ceiling ready to be skimmed using PVA. You will which you apply a 2 coat skim finish to a wall in your bay. We then move onto plastering ceilings which are demonstrated and practiced.

Lunch is followed by students applying a skim finish to the render coat they applied the previous day.

The 2 day plastering courses are completed with a questions & answers session.

 

 

3 Day Plastering Courses: £320.00

Start 9.15 am,        Finish 4.00 pm

The first 2 days of the 3 day plastering courses are the same as the 2 day courses. The 3rd day of the plastering courses commence with students cutting & fixing plasterboard to a wall in their bay using plasterboard adhesive ('dot & dab' technique). Once the boards are fixed level & square, students will prepare the joints using skrim tape & cut & fix external skim beed in preparation for a skim coat.            Following lunch, the course concludes with the student skimming the 'dot & dab' wall from the morning, inclding the reveal, using a corner trowel.

 

 

 

  All course are taught using Marshalltown professional quality trowels

Plastering Workshop Unit 11, Sand Lane Business Park, Sand Lane, Sandy, Bedford, SG19 2DQ
Email: info@plasteringworkshop.co.uk Telephone: 01767 683051 - 7 days Mobile: 07812 758830 - 7 days