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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Plastering Rules to Follow in the Summer Months

There are several important aspects every homeowner should know when plastering a home, even before hiring a professional plasterer Christchurch. One important aspect is dealing with the conditions in the summer months. This time of the year presents different challenges, particularly when it comes to humidity.

It does not have to be bright and sunny for the humidity to be on the rise. That is why homeowners need to take into consideration the fact that the summer months can have an effect on plastering a home. When the air is humid, plaster takes a longer amount of time to dry. The key is to have patience and let the plaster dry naturally.

Many homeowners will be inclined to speed up the process by using a dehumidifier. This actually will serve the function of speeding up the drying process, although it will negatively impact the plaster finish. Keep in mind that plastering is meant to last for a long time and the curing process solidifies that long life span. Rushing the drying time with a dehumidifier defeats the overall purpose and can lead to premature cracking in the not so distant future.

Part of the decision-making process includes choosing a style of plaster, although homeowners need to be educated on more of the ins and outs of this process. Plastering is very different from painting and there are important steps to follow. One of them is to let the plaster dry naturally. If that means that homeowners need to close off a room or be out of the house for an extra day or two, then the proper accommodations should be made. Otherwise, the final product will be compromised.

Some plastering services might not warn customers about this issue because that could mean more future business for them. However, that is not the most ethical approach to take. A plastering company with integrity will be sure to relay this kind of information to the customer before any work begins. If the customer chooses to ignore that advice, then any future repercussions are on them. This is also a way of making sure there is no way a customer can claim faulty workmanship. 

IEX External Plaster & Construction takes the time to educate its customers on every component of the particular service they request. IEX has an ongoing commitment to provide the top plastering service in Upper Riccarton and the surrounding communities. When you decide on plastering your home, go with a name you can trust.