Drywall plastering is one of the most popular forms of wall covering material as it is cost effective as well as convenient in application. If painted properly after finishing, the surface also looks extremely attractive. Choosing the right type of drywall plastering is very important since there are several types of plastering available to suit different climatic conditions. There is a special type of moisture-resistant plastering available which are most suited for wet conditions. In case you make the mistake of using regular drywall for such weather conditions it can prove disastrous as it can fall apart.
Drywall plastering is popularly used to finish the walls of the interiors of the house. When installing drywall, it is important to do the plastering right or else it may crack easily. This happens when the joint compound is moist, holding excess water. So when it dries up, the cracks appear. Even any movement of the walls may also result in cracks. Drywall plastering is favored in most modern homes as the traditional coats of plaster usually need very skilled professionals not only to install it but also to do even minor repairing jobs.
These days a modern form of drywall plastering which is paperless is also available. In this case, the drywall is covered with fiberglass since there is no paper surface. The fiberglass ensures that there is no chance of water seepage or spread of mold.
In case you are trying to patch up holes the difficulty level would largely depend on the size of the holes to be patched. According to building experts, drywall joint compound is not to be used as patching materials, since the material for patching up holes is different. If you are interested to do drywall and plastering in your home yourself, it is wise to acquire some of the tools needed to do the job properly. These include an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo and other special tools. There are many varieties of DIY tools for drywall plastering and though the job seems, it requires skill or practice for a couple of years. The two most common mistakes which people usually make while drywall plastering is to use lumpy joint compound and they have the idea that they have done the job perfectly after putting the second coat.
There are many DIY manuals also available to make your job of drywall plastering easy. Even if you learn up and follow the DIY manual thoroughly, you might not get the perfect finish as it requires enough practice especially with the right usage of joint compound and drywall taping. To top it wall, drywall plastering also requires good hand and eye co-ordination.
Blisters on the plastering, tapes falling off at different places are two of the common problems faced with drywall plastering. Blisters usually appear where there is not enough compounds between the tape and the drywall surface. The joint compound in this case must be mixed right with the right consistency along with good hand-eye coordination, to avoid this kind of problem.