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Plastering | DIY or Hire a Professional?

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Plastering | DIY or Hire a Professional?

Plastering or installing drywall is a necessary part of the building process. It takes the home from unfinished to beautiful and ready to live in, but you have a decision to make. Will you do the plastering yourself or hire someone to do it yourself?


DIY Plastering | Pros & Cons

If you’re experienced with working on your own home improvement projects, it may seem like a good idea to handle the plastering on your own. There are many reasons to do this yourself. First, you save money, of course, provided you can do a good job of it.

Cutting the drywall sheets is relatively simple, though you should definitely double-check your measurements. It’s essential that everything is very accurate, so you’ll need to ensure you are precise in your measurements.

The downside is that if you’re not experienced, taping and mudding the joints can end up going very badly. You could end up with lumpy walls and a rather unpleasant look to the space. This is the area where the most skill is required and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it will end up quite disastrous.

In addition, it will take you much longer to get the plastering done than it would a professional. If you have more time than money, this may make sense.

Professional Plastering | Pros & Cons

Professional plasterers know what they’re doing and have perfected their skills over years of experience. This means there is no hesitation when they come into your space and begin plastering. They can cut and get the drywall up rapidly, and then create a flawless finish, thanks to knowing exactly how to do it.

With a professional, you pay more, but you will get professional results. The walls will be smooth and ideal looking, no matter how many pieces of drywall are used. The years of experience really do count here.

While you can certainly do your own plastering and it may save money, remember that every piece of poorly cut drywall or the extra supplies you need to purchase will be wasted, so you can end up losing money this way. Having a professional may be the best option, but only you can determine this.

How confident are you in your plastering skills? If the answer is “not terribly,” we can help. Contact Probuild Contracts to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

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