Plastering is not an easy project for amateurs, but it can be done with the right products and techniques. Artex, one of the best known manufacturers of plaster and wall coatings, makes the most user-friendly solutions for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. With a little care and the proper tools, you can repair, protect and brighten your walls and add value to your property. Most of the Artrex coatings last for 25 years, greatly reducing maintenance chores.
Products - Professional plasterers typically use a gypsum-based plaster applied in two layers; this is a difficult product to use and requires years and years of training and practice to master. Artex products are designed for easy application even by novices. The condition of your wall will dictate the products and techniques you should use. Hairline cracks and small holes can be repaired with wall fillers. Use a repair plaster where the plaster has pulled away from the wall. If the walls are rough or uneven, applying an Artex plaster finish or a textured coating will hide damage. Masonry can be covered with textured plasterboard and is a good choice for beginners. If dampness or water intrusion is an issue, seal the wall with Artex Clearshield water-repellent coating. Artex also offers hard-wearing exterior coatings, flexible paint coatings, and GRP Roofing for flat floor, terrace floor or deck repair.