Unlike drywall that can go directly on the studs quickly with just a few screws, plaster takes several layers of labor intensive application. A plastering contractor will help make sure that the job is done properly and done quickly.
Plaster is a building material that has been used around the world from
ancient Egypt to ancient Rome. It’s a cement-like mixture that used to
have a lime base, but modern plaster uses gypsum. The plastering
contractor first has to install lath (wood strips or plasterboard) on to the frame. This helps give the wet plaster something to stick to.
Once the plaster compound is mixed to the proper consistency, it can be applied in several layers to an interior or exterior wall.
There are several pros to using plaster rather than drywall to cover your walls:
While there are many pros to using plaster, it does come with its own set of challenges:
A good plastering contractor can help minimize or get rid of most of these cons. At Mid-Illinois Companies, we hire only the best to make sure that the plastering process is done right and done as quickly as possible to help keep costs down.
Our highly skilled plastering contractors will have your space looking great. Call us today at (309) 674-0717!
We offer a full line of construction services whether you have a new construction or a renovation.