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Is there an easier way to plaster your wall?

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Plastering a wall is often an important step in any redecoration or restoration of your property, but plastering can often create problems for homeowners. Not only are there the difficulties involved in carrying out the plastering itself, but there is also the delay waiting for the plaster to set once the job is done. If you have been looking for an alternative plastering solution, here are three reasons that you should think about using plasterboard the next time you have to plaster anywhere in your home.

Using plasterboard is easier

When you are plastering, your main purpose is normally to achieve a smooth surface. A professional plasterer will have the right tooling and experience to achieve a smooth, even surface with wet plaster, but for the keen DIY enthusiast, using plasterboard is undoubtedly much simpler. Purchasing a piece of plasterboard and attaching it to the wall avoids all of the concern about whether you have sufficiently smoothed the surface.

Using plasterboard is far quicker

When you use traditional wet plaster to smooth a wall, it will not only take you considerable time and effort to achieve the desired finish, but it will be a long while after the plastering is finished before the plaster is dry and you can complete the job or use the room again. If you use plasterboard instead of wet plastering, the job can be completed far more quickly. Instead of struggling to apply the plaster evenly, you only have to cut your plasterboard to size and screw it to the wall. As the final step in the process, you can fill in the screw holes to ensure that the whole surface remains even and ready for wallpapering, painting or whatever you are planning to do next.

Plasterboard avoids cracks

If you have ever plastered a wall, perhaps you have had the unfortunate experience of waiting for your recently plastered wall to dry out only to see it start to crack as the moisture leaves the surface. If you use plasterboard instead of wet plaster, you are working with a material that has already dried out and therefore isn't going to crack further and cause you delays and inconvenience while you repair the damage.

To find out more about your plastering options and to see whether Gyprock plastering or a similar product could be right for you, talk to a supplier in your local area today.