Plastering & Rendering
These easy-to-follow guides will give you the information you need to DIY. Find step-by-step instructions on different projects to help you out in the world of do-it-yourself.
How to plaster a wall
You don't have to be Michelangelo to have a go at plastering! If you're a beginner, start with a small area then build up to a larger one. The trick with plastering is to clean as you go as dry plaster is really hard to clean up and will affect your finish if it dries on your tools. Read on to find out how to plaster a wall.read article
How to repair large cracks in a wall
If you have large cracks in a wall then you should first diagnose the problem. Large cracks can be the result of minor settlement and heave when the wall reacts to the ground it's been built upon as it moistens and dries out. Cracks in walls are also caused by new tree roots, leaking drains and guttering or other flaws around features in the wall like windows and chimneys. Once you've determined why the crack has appeared in the first place and fixed that issue, you'll be ready to repair the crack itself… read article
How to repair a small crack in a wall
Hairline or small cracks can be a bit of a nuisance and it's best to fix them before they grow any bigger. Read this easy-to-follow guide to see the steps involved. read article