What is the process of stripping the plaster during the renovation project?

What is the process of stripping the plaster during the renovation project?
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What is the process of stripping the plaster during the renovation project?

  • June 14, 2021


During the renovation project, different things need to be carried out. Initially, there is a need to get the consent application granted. During the starting phase, the stripping out of the modern finishes needs to be done to ensure that building character is maintained to the fullest.

Strip the plaster from the ground floor

Initially, the plaster from the ground floor needs to be stripped away. After this, the investigation process was carried out in different test patches to look at the plaster nature and see the way it will stick to the wall. The wall condition was properly checked and how everything was there.

Opting for the new techniques

Our team worked the entire way with the new techniques to remove the plaster without the need of damaging what is present under the wall fabric. Well! There are different ways in which the work can be done.

Through the entire process, we understood one thing – the plaster was extremely hard and it was cement-based. Some of the places were thick and had patches of 150mm. All this led to many serious issues and there was a problem building it properly. As it was non breathable, inflexible, and extremely heavy. Initially, we got to know that everything was separated readily from the stonework. The material was not compatible and the removal was possible by using the breaker but with an extreme case.

We also came to understand that the construction mortar is in the stone walls and there was very little lime. It means, everything was friable and it has the property to turn into dust even with minimal encouragement.

When the plaster was removed, the stones were removed in place and it was not in the best manner. In the process, it was known that walls were more stable than it was thought of and the walls were 2 feet thick. The plaster was removed with small patches of stonework that needed repair or consolidation.

Opted for a different technique to make the work easier

Many of the surfaces on the wall were crumbly and there were different variables. We opted for the method to cut of the plaster into different sections which will be levered off and very little damage was put on it

The entire operation was carried out with clay-based plaster with modern gypsum. The patch repair was done in the entire place. The most difficult part was the one exposed with stone. As they had nasty plaster and some of the sections were around 100mm thick which was stuck with stone-like material of PVA and something different.

It was difficult to get it done and in the process, the residue was left off from the stone. Every section needs to be cleaned by using a wire brush. Once the work was done, our team made sure to wipe off the entire area completely.

In case you are looking to get your place renovated or a particular section in your home, then get in touch with our team to get the best work and that too on time.