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    Default Plasterer who does lathe & plaster in Melbourne?

    Hi there,

    I have just started the process of restoring a 1930's weatherboard in Preston, Melb. The faux brick cladding came off last week (courtesy of a licensed asbestos remover), and I have just installed salvaged double hung sash windows in the front two rooms (replacing the aluminium windows), and a period doorway (replacing a 70's door with orange bottle glass siding).

    I now have some replastering to deal with around the sash windows and doorway. The place is lathe and plaster - and I'm having trouble finding a plasterer who will do this kind of work. Do you have any suggestions of plasterers in Melbourne who might consider taking on such a job?

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    check the local nursing home

    seriously try ringing some plaster shops and asking if they know anyone or local paper might be worth a shot, agree a good solid plasterer is hard to find, or is it a hard solid plasterer is good to find

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasterPro View Post
    check the local nursing home

    Good one.
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    You should find the guys that advertise in the local rags will be able to do that kind of work ok. It is not that hard in small quantities.

    I would get an experience solid plaster for large areas of wall though.

    At the risk of getting flamed I hate to say this but I find the solid guys don't repair cracks and areas you describe to well IMO. Differnt technique to the board plasterers. A guy who does both should be ok.

    Having said that I should explain. Board plasterers are used to over filling and smoothing out a join then sanding back and will treat a crack or repair in lath and plaster the same way. Where most solid plasterers will fill the crack neat to the surrounding surface and polish coat as they would set coat. This can leave the edges of the crack showing after painting.

    Believe me I have seen this happen on many occasions where a solid guy is patching of chases in the wall and the like. They are different trades and as I said they use different techniques I just belieive the technique of a board plaster does a better job of this type of repair.


    Biased? maybe!!!

    Cheers Rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasterPro View Post
    check the local nursing home

    seriously try ringing some plaster shops and asking if they know anyone or local paper might be worth a shot, agree a good solid plasterer is hard to find, or is it a hard solid plasterer is good to find
    Just as an aside. The old saying was if you wanted to find a good plasterer go to Pentridge.
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