Top Ceiling Plastering Tips


Giving your ceiling a new coat of plaster and lick of paint freshens up a room entirely. It can really make a difference to the character and feel of the room. If you aren’t 100% sure on how to plaster your ceiling successfully then here When carrying out the task of plastering your ceiling, it’s important you get it right. Here are a few pointers on how to correctly plaster your ceiling.

  • First you need to ensure you have the correct items, you will need
  • Ladder
  • Hawk
  • Devilling Float
  • Spirit Level
  • Buckets
  • Mixing Utensils (mixing stick)
  • Plasterer Trowel
  • Plaster
  • Water
  • To create the mix, add the plaster to a bucket of water and mix using the mixing stick. The plaster will be ready when it becomes thick enough to stand alone.
  • If your ceiling has spotlights, ensure to unclick them from their sockets, pull down and allow to dangle whilst you plaster around their sockets. Make sure you don’t knock the lighting junction box or cover it in plaster!
  • Scoop some plaster onto the Hawk, level the hawk and then tip the plaster back onto it.
  • Using a trowel, you can now spread the plaster onto your ceiling. The first coat should always be thick enough to cover the surface, remember to spread it evenly.
  • Now scrape the floating coat with your devilling float. This is to make sure that when you apply the next coat it adheres properly.
  • Next spread another layer of plaster onto the ceiling and allow to dry
  • Dampen the blade of your trowel and wipe down the surface. Ensure you wait 24 hours for the plaster to fully dry before moving onto the next step.
  • Once dry, sand the surface with fine-grade sandpaper to smooth down the surface getting it ready for painting.
  • Now you can apply a fresh coat of paint to your ceiling, you may need two layers just to ensure it is fully covered.

Now that you’ve got the basic idea on how to get that plastering done properly, you can get straight to it. The beauty of doing it yourself is you don’t only save money, but you can sit back at the end of the project and say “I did that”, and let’s be honest, there’s nothing more rewarding than that!