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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a plastering company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified plastering company. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated plaster contractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

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Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE San Francisco – Plastering CATEGORY

Robert Meiswinkel is vice president of RFJ Meiswinkel Company, a Diamond Certified company since 2002. He can be reached at (415) 347-5973 or by email.

Robert Meiswinkel

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Robert Meiswinkel: Master of Plaster

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO — As a third-generation plasterer, Robert Meiswinkel has had a hand in the plaster business (literally) from a young age. “My first encounter with plaster was at about five years old,” he recalls. “I remember putting my hand into a bucket of dry lime and observing how soft it felt.” By age 11, Robert had begun an apprenticeship with a journeyman plasterer—a capacity in which he continued to work throughout his high school years. “I spent my winter and summer breaks learning the trade on the jobsite. I started out with simple things like mixing the mud and transporting materials, and eventually I started performing the actual plaster work.”

After graduating from college, Robert continued to do plaster work, even if just intermittently to fund his travels. “I spent my early 20s hitchhiking and seeing the world,” he explains. “I’d come back from a month spent fly fishing in South America, work for a couple of months and be off again after I saved enough money. By the time I was 23 years old, I’d already been to 23 countries.” After getting married in 1995, Robert tapered down his world travelling and became more serious about the plaster trade as a full-time career.

Today, as vice president of RFJ Meiswinkel Company, Robert says his favorite part of his job is taking a plaster project from conception to reality. “I enjoy successfully executing the ideas of designers and architects. I take a lot of pride in the fact that we’re able to basically take power and water and create a piece of art.”

A resident of San Mateo (where he lives with his wife, Anna, and son, Nicolai), Robert expresses his appreciation for the Bay Area’s geographic diversity. “I enjoy being in such close proximity to so many different types of environments, including mountains, deserts and even glaciers,” he says. “Even though I work in an urban area, I’m still able to escape to some of the more peaceful settings that I hold close to my heart.”

Indeed, when he isn’t working, Robert relishes the chance to get away from it all, whether vacationing in a far-off country or retreating to his cabin in Idaho. In most cases, he takes these opportunities to pursue his favorite pastime: fly fishing. “Besides family and work, fly fishing is my passion,” he says. “Since steelhead trout need pure environments, fly fishing takes me to the most beautiful places on the planet, like Siberia and New Zealand. I also take the family for short fishing trips to our cabin on the Grand Ronde River in Idaho.” When he’s not wading in a stream, Robert enjoys family activities like going to the beach, hiking and being a spectator at Nicolai’s sporting events.

In his life and career, Robert believes in maintaining a balance between the present and the future. “As a young man, I coined a phrase that continues to stick with me: ‘Take care of today, because today is tomorrow’s memory,’” he says. “I believe that, in the end, all we have are our memories, which is why I make it a point to enjoy the present rather than wait for something at the end of the rainbow.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he could retire tomorrow, Robert says he’d continue his search for the perfect fishing spot. “I’d continue to travel and find new areas where wild trout and steelhead inhabit. One thing I still want to do is visit the Southern Andes in Bolivia and fish for the Golden Dorado, also known as the ‘wolf of the Amazon.’”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Do you prefer talk radio or music?
A: I try to listen to music, but I usually end up listening to sports talk radio.

Q: If you could time travel, would you go the past or the future?
A: I would go to the past, just to see what America was like before it became so modernized. Plus, all the old-timers I meet tell me how great the fishing was 50 years ago.

Q: What was your favorite toy as a child?
A: It’s a tie between my bicycle and my skateboard.

Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
A: I played basketball, golf and water polo.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Old fly fishing equipment.

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Know What You Want
Know What to Ask Yourself when Researching Plastering Companies in San Francisco

When you decide to hire a plastering company in San Francisco, it is important to know what you want. Unfortunately, plastering companies are less than professional and do not meet the standard of plastering that is required. Use the questions below to help you determine what you really want from a plastering contractor; then you are almost certain to find the most reliable and trustworthy plastering company in San Francisco.

Do I want a Diamond Certified plastering company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • What type of plaster work am I looking for?
  • Do I plan to live in this home for the long-term? Or is this a house I plan to sell or a rental property?
  • Are there any changes or repairs I'd like to have made before the contractors start the plaster work?
  • What is my plastering budget?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my San Francisco gutter company to have? (These may include good communication skills, starting the job on time, honesty, reliability, timeliness and cleanliness.)
  • Do I want a reputable plaster company that is fully insured and bonded?
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What To Ask In Person
Questions to Consider Asking in Person with San Francisco Plastering Companies

After interviewing many San Francisco plastering experts on the phone, you will want to limit your list of prospects in San Francisco. Visit the remaining plastering companies in person. To help you acquire important information consider these questions.

  • Will permits be needed for plaster construction in your area of San Francisco? If so, who is responsible for getting the permits?
  • Do the plastering contractors perform all phases of the plaster jobs or do the plastering companies hire journeymen and/or subcontractors to finish the plaster jobs?
  • Is the contract written in detail and does it explain all the plastering work to be performed?
  • Do the plastering companies in San Francisco carry workers' compensation and liability insurance?
  • Will the plaster contractors in San Francisco provide written estimates?
  • Do the plastering companies provide warranties for their plaster repair or plaster installation work?
  • How long do the plastering companies expect the plaster installation to take?
  • How do the plaster experts in the San Francisco determine pricing for plastering jobs?
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  • What To Ask References
    Ask References of Plastering Companies in San Francisco These Questions

    It's best to choose a Diamond Certified plastering company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can't pass. If you want quality from a plastering company in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you'll never be fooled by fake reviews. That's because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can't find a Diamond Certified plastering company within reach, you'll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it's wise to call some references provided by your plastering company. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the plastering company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That's because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company's 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    • Did the plastering company show up on time?
    • When you need plastering done in the future, will you consider hiring this plastering company again?
    • Would you recommend this plastering company to your friends and family?
    • Were you satisfied with the services from _ (plastering company name)_?
    • What type of plaster work did they do for you?
    • Did the plastering contractor keep you up-to-date with the status of the project? Or did you have to call in order to get information?
    • Did the plastering company clean up after completing the job?
    • Did the plastering contractor you hired finish the work on time?
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  • Review Your Options
    Hiring A Reliable Plastering Company You Found in San Francisco

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Once you've wisely considered your choices in San Francisco plastering contractors in the larger neighborhoods of Sunset District, Richmond District, Mission District, Tenderloin, and Bernal Heights, it will be easy to find the best contractor for you. To help you choose the best plastering contractor consider the following questions.

    • Can the San Francisco plaster contractors provide your requirements for scheduling and customer service?
    • Is the plastering contractor devoted to your satisfaction?
    • Is the plastering company bonded and insured?
    • What are the billing practices of the plastering company?
    • When was the last time rates were raised? It is important to understand how often the costs of the company are raised so that you are not surprised in the future by unexpected increases.
    • What type of plaster work does the plaster contractors specialize in?
    • What does the plastering company offer that is specific to my needs?
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  • How To Work With
    Review the San Francisco Plastering Company Contract Before Signing

    When you have found the local San Francisco plastering company that meets all your ideals, it's the best time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price, quality and materials to be used, as well as the job start date and intended completion date.

    Before you sign the contract, read and be sure you understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding, and should protect your property and your interests, as well as those of your contractor. For this reason, don't sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

    When signing the contract, don't be nervous about writing in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you and help make sure you get the services you have decided on. Along with end dates and any special instructions, these add-ons may also include related issues that aren't always covered by a standard contract. For instance, regardless of how careful your contractor promises to be there are often unexpected results with plastering installation jobs.

    You can protect your property by being proactive. Before the work begins, schedule a walk through with the company supervisor and conduct a pre-work inspection of your property. List or photograph your landscaping, home and property and talk with a company representative about reasonable expectations for protecting your home and yard during the work.

    When you've reached an agreement, both you and the contractor should sign and date the document. When the work is done, do a final inspection together and verify that your expectations were met.

    Preparing for Plastering Services

    Professional plastering contractors are able to handle the major and minor aspects of their work. But there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival and while the work is in progress to help their job go more smoothly. You may even cut down on billable hours or the possibility of damage to your home and possessions.

    • Keep children and pets away from the construction areas. Cordon off the area the contractor will be using and keep pets and kids away from that area until after the work is finished. Your contractors will be focused on the work at hand and shouldn't have to look out for children and pets before, during or after the work. This will help to avoid accidents, injury and the expense of touch-ups.
    • Remove any furniture or movable items from the workspace. Anything that cannot be removed from the work area should be moved as far away as possible from the construction area. You may also want to temporarily store any expensive items that are in high-traffic areas to prevent them from being broken.
    • Provide adequate clearance and parking space for work trucks. Contact the company before the scheduled start date and ask them how many work vehicles will need parking space and whether the vehicles are oversized. Some plastering companies have large work trucks that require more clearance or parking space than average vehicles. You may find it useful to walk through the site with your contractor ahead of time so they can point out any potential clearance issues or possible hazards you can move or minimize before the fireplace and stove construction begins.
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  • Be a Good Customer
    Advice on How to Be A Good Plastering Customer in San Francisco

    It's the plastering company's responsibility put in quality plaster using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your plastering company, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a San Francisco plastering company.

    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they're plastering. The work will move along more smoothly if your plaster professional can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • Pay for the plaster work promptly.
    • Ask your plaster company if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!
    • Be clear and upfront with the plastering company. Let them know what you want from your plaster work, the long-term outcome you're expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the plaster work on schedule.
    • Before you hire a plaster company in San Francisco, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the plaster representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local plaster companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.

    It is helpful for you to have good customer behavior. Plastering companies in San Francisco appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Examine the Completed Plastering Work in San Francisco with the Invoice

After the plastering is completed in your San Francisco home, your plastering service representative will give you a written invoice which will include:

  • A list of all work completed, including warranty repairs done at no charge.
  • An itemized list of all replacement parts. This should state whether the parts installed were new or reconditioned parts.
  • The name and physical address of the plastering company.
  • Any applicable warrantees provided by the plastering manufacturer.
  • The total cost for your plastering, including the amount charged for labor.

It is a good idea to compare the completed plastering work with what was written on the invoice. Request that your plastering company representative walk through the job site and show you the plaster work. Check what was done against the invoice. During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your plastering project. If you have any questions about the work that was done or the materials used, now is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Get a Warranty in Writing from San Francisco Plastering Companies

Reliable plastering companies in San Francisco will offer some type of warranty on their work or on the materials that they used. All warranty details should be provided in writing during the contract stage or at the completion of the job. The following should be included in the written warranty information:

  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • If the warranties are transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • The plastering business's name and physical address.
  • What products and services are covered. This should also include whether the contractor will replace or repair your these parts in the event of a product failure.
  • Limitations and exclusions on the materials and workmanship.
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Top 10 Requests
Common Plastering Service Requests

The top requests for residential and commercial plastering services in San Francisco include:

Repairing Plaster
Repairing the plaster on walls, ceilings, or other structure.

Venetian Plaster Technique
Plaster that is applied with a trowel or a variety of other tools, like sponges or spatula to create artistic effects.

Plaster Walls
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat walls.

Patching Plaster
Repairing plaster on walls, ceilings, or other structure.

Stucco A Wall
Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or the molding into architectural decorations.

Venetian Plaster
A finishing technique using thin layers of plaster that is applied with a trowel or a spatula. After that it is burnished to create a smooth surface that has the illusion of depth and texture.

Pool Plaster
To cover a pool with plaster.

Repairing Plaster Walls
Mending or repairing walls that are covered with plaster.

Venetian Plaster Colors
Different color plaster that is applied with a trowel or a variety of other tools, like sponges or spatulas, to create artistic effects.

Painting on Plaster
Covering a wall, ceiling, or other structure with plaster, then painting the plaster.
 

Top Plaster Brand Requests

  • Behr Plaster
  • USG Norfolk Plaster
  • Quickrete Plaster
  • Custom Building Products Patching Plaster
  • Marmorino Plaster
  • Drylok plaster
  • Henry Premixed Plaster
  • Thorocrete
  • DAP Plaster Repair
  • Simpleset Plaster
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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Plastering Companies and Residential Plastering Services

Below are key plastering company terms and descriptions that will help you better communicate with your plastering contractors.

alkaline-resistant paint
A masonrytype paint that is used to prime or paint plaster.

Also known as: alkaline resistant paint, alkaline resistant primer, elastomeric paint, porter paints, vinyl paint

bond failure
Base coat separation that is usually due to improper job conditions while plastering or incorrect mixing and application, or possibly a weak scratch coat.

Below are key plastering company terms and descriptions that will help you better communicate with your plastering contractors.

alkaline-resistant paint
A masonrytype paint that is used to prime or paint plaster.

Also known as: alkaline resistant paint, alkaline resistant primer, elastomeric paint, porter paints, vinyl paint

bond failure
Base coat separation that is usually due to improper job conditions while plastering or incorrect mixing and application, or possibly a weak scratch coat.

ceiling plastering
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat ceilings.

Also known as: ceiling plaster, plaster ceiling, plaster ceiling repair, ceiling plaster patterns, ceiling plaster designs, plaster ceiling design, plaster ceiling texture, ceiling plaster molds, ceiling plaster repair, plaster ceiling molds, plaster walls

cement board
Strong and heavy sheets made of reinforced Portland cement. It is typically used as a backing board for tile, but it also can be a substrate for veneer plaster for improved impact strength and also abrasion resistance. It is highly resistant to moisture.

cement plaster
A mixture of plaster sand, Portland cement, and lime and also water which is applied to wire mesh. It is usually used on surfaces that are exposed to weather.

Also known as: cement plaster, cement plaster finishes, cement plastering, cement blocks, venetian plaster, plaster molds

conventional plaster
Three coat plaster system which uses wood lath, or gypsum rock lath, masonry, or wire mesh for a plaster base. It makes a uniform, blemish-free, smooth surface that has excellent wear resistance.

Also known as: pottery plaster, gypsum lath, rock lath plaster, plaster base, basecoat plaster, base coat plaster, plaster base coat

cracks
Plaster cracks are usually hairline and are caused by poor materials, settling, workmanship, or plaster that has dried too quickly. Faulty construction is usually the source of large cracks.

crumbling
A soft and weak surface that is caused by use of too much sand aggregate or possibly retarder.

cure plaster / curing plaster
When plaster hardens completely, it is considered cured. Plaster needs time to sit in order to fully cure.

fasteners
Typically special corrosion-resistant, high impact screws and fasteners used on plastered walls.

felt
This is used in water troweling and the final removal of dribbles in the plastering process.

fireplace plastering
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat fireplaces.

Also known as: plaster fireplace, venetian plaster fireplace, plaster fireplace mantels, fireplaces, fireplaces designs,

float texture finish
This is an attractive durable finish where the surface texture is designed.

Also known as: spray texture finish, stucco finishes, texture finishes, finish concrete, stucco finish, smooth stucco finish, stucco finish coat, concrete finish, float finish, concrete float finish

gypsum plaster
A soft mined mineral that is composed mainly of fully hydrated calcium sulfate or calcium sulfate dihydrate. It is gray to white in color, and it is also fire resistant and adaptable for construction purposes.

interior wall plastering
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat interior walls.

Also known as: plastic interior walls, interior wall repair, interior wall finishes, venetian plaster, drywall repair plaster walls, interior wall plaster, plaster repair, wall plaster, plastering walls, venetian wall plaster

lath
These are narrow wooden strips which are usually white pine, spruce, fir, redwood or other soft, grained materials These are usually nailed to studs or joists. This is part of a structure used as a base for plaster.

painting on plaster
Covering a wall, ceiling, or other structure with plaster, then painting the plaster.

Also known as: painting plaster walls, painting plaster, painting new plaster, painting plaster sculpture, painting over plaster, paint plaster walls, painting plaster crafts, paint on plaster, paint plaster, venetian plaster paint, paint on plaster technique

patching plaster
Repairing plaster on walls, ceilings, or other structure.

Also known as: plaster patching, plaster repair, plaster patch, patching plaster walls, drywall repair, patching drywall, patching plaster wall, patch plaster, repairing plaster walls, plaster wall repair

plaster crack repair
Repairing cracks in plaster in the walls or ceiling either done by yourself or professionally.

Also known as: plaster cracks repair, plaster repair, repair plaster cracks, concrete crack repair, drywall crack repair, concrete crack repair epoxy, repairing plaster

plaster wall art
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to make wall art.

plaster walls
To cover a wall with plaster.

Also known as: wall plastering, plastering walls, plaster wall, venetian plaster walls, plaster wall repair, fixing plaster walls

polished plaster
A type of plaster that is smooth and shiny. It is made from Lime putty and marble powders. The Lime based plaster will require a special application.

pool plaster
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat pools.

Also known as: swimming pool plaster, pool plastering, pool plaster repair, pool plaster supplies, pool plaster options

repairing plaster
Repairing the plaster on walls, ceilings, or other structure.

Also known as: repair plaster walls, plaster walls, plaster wall repair

repairing plaster walls
Mending or repairing walls that are covered with plaster.

Also known as: interior wall plastering

residential plastering
This is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, and sometimes adding fiber, which hardens to a smooth solid. This is used to coat walls and ceilings of a residence.

stucco a wall
Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or the molding into architectural decorations.

venetian plaster
A finishing technique using thin layers of plaster that is applied with a trowel or a spatula. After that it is burnished to create a smooth surface that has the illusion of depth and texture.

Also known as: venetian plaster technique, faux venetian plaster, venetian plaster paint, venetian plaster walls

venetian plaster colors
Different color plaster that is applied with a trowel or a variety of other tools, like sponges or spatulas, to create artistic effects.

venetian plaster technique
Plaster that is applied with a trowel or a variety of other tools, like sponges or spatula to create artistic effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for Local Plastering Contractors

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified plastering company?

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified plastering company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a plastering company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country's most in-depth rating process. Only plastering contractors rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can't pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you'll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified plastering companies.

Q: When can new plaster be painted?
A: This will depend on many things, like the ambient temperature, the air flow, and the ventilation. The skim coats will normally dry in a few days. Renovating plasters do take much longer. Sometimes the plaster may appear dry on the surface, but it is still wet underneath.

Q: After the plastering work is completed,  can I paint the metal and plastic profiles around the external corners?
A: Yes, these can be painted. Those metal and plastic profiles that can be seen are merely corner beads which are used to form rigid external corners. You can certainly paint them.

Q: Do you have to prime before painting new plaster?
A: Primer products are available but these aren't necessary and can be quite expensive. Typically, a good quality emulsion is adequate to cover the plaster with two or three coats.

Q: Can central heating radiators be plastered around?
A: This isn't the best thing to do, even though it is possible. You should remove the radiator before plastering for a better finish. Also if the radiator is relocated at a later time, then no more plastering will be required which could save you money.

Q: Can sockets and switch plates be plastered around?
A: It is possible; however it is best to remove all the sockets and switch plates before the plastering; then refit them when the e decorating is complete.

Q: Does the carpet need to be lifted before the room is plastered?
A: It is helpful, but it is not necessary. The plastering company will make sure that any floor coverings are very well protected using waterproof coverings before plastering.

Q: When should you do the plastering if you are planning a new kitchen and bathroom?
A: It is critical to plan the plastering around your installation. The existing fittings need to be removed and the plastering work completed while the room is empty. This will make sure of the best possible finish, and it eliminates any damage to your new installation.

Q: Can decorative plaster moldings be repaired?
A: About any plaster molding can be replicated. Many plaster companies have the tools to run pieces and feather them in so that they are indistinguishable from the original.

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