Plastering Courses - Essential Skills

The 4-Day Essential Skills Plastering Course

DURATION - 4 Days: Weekdays or 2 Weekends
PRICE - £399 including a £25 materials recycling charge

Multiple Course Discounts Are Available

Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Police, NHS & HM Forces Discounts

Plastering Courses at The DIY School in Manchester enable people with little or no previous plastering experience to complete wall and ceiling projects that they might find around their own or their customers' homes.

Professional results in 4 days.

These Plastering Courses can enable people new to plastering to save thousands of pounds on substantial DIY Plastering Projects, set up full-time or part-time plastering businesses or add plastering to an existing trade such as tiler, decorator or electrician for extra income.

Each student will receive a Trade Discount Card from Travis Perkins to start keeping your costs down straight away and be able to use our "how to" section of plastering notes and videos as an instant reminder after the plastering course.

Who will these Plastering Courses suit?

  • People wanting to become a plasterer starting their own plastering business.
  • Home owners looking to save money on substantial DIY projects.
  • Existing tradespeople looking to add new skills to increase their earning potential.
  • People who do not require Plastering City & Guilds or Plastering NVQ qualifications.
  • Complete beginners.


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What practical skills will you learn on these Plastering Courses?

  • How to skim walls and ceiling to a professionally smooth and flat finish.
  • How to re-skim walls and ceilings ready for repainting or decorating a room.
  • How to skim large and small walls so that you can tackle projects of any size.
  • How to plaster to and into windows to get a professionally tight angle.
  • How to feather-in for patch repairing skimmed walls, for quick and invisible repairs to smaller areas.
  • How to repair walls from brickwork with bonding when the plaster has all blown.
  • How to dry line with plasterboard and adhesive to brickwork for quick renovations, tiling projects & modern building practices.
  • How to fix plasterboard to stud work to divide rooms up etc.

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  • How to cut and apply skim beads correctly into corners and edges.
  • How to plaster internal and external corners for a clean and straight finish.
  • How to plaster wet internal corners to speed up your full room plastering job.
  • How to create and plaster arches and round windows is demonstrated.
  • How to correctly mix a variety of plaster types using an electric mixer.
  • How to use a range of common plastering trowels.
  • How to use feather edges and straight edges for solid wall plastering.
  • How to work with various plasterboard types such as fireline & moisture board etc
  • How to set up your site, manage waste and water, and keep your job clean.

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During the Plastering Course you will also be able to ask about:

  • Health and safety for the wellbeing of you and your customers.
  • Materials handling to maintain their quality and manage costs.
  • Estimating and quoting to win profitable business and save money.
  • Advertising for winning new customers and business start-ups.

This Plastering Course — why we chose these topics:

  • The skills are in demand in the private plastering sector.
  • They are sufficient to tackle the majority of tasks found in the private sector.
  • They are sufficient to build a career, business or supplementary income upon.
  • They can be learned to a professional standard in 4 days.


Course Dates & Bookings

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Plastering Course Student Feedback

Course content was excellent it covered all the aspects that I was unsure about.
John Bridgewood - Essential Plastering Course

Plastering Courses at The DIY School

A very challenging course but immensely rewarding.
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The course is intensive but in a fun and relaxed atmosphere
Terry Hill - Essential Plastering Course

Very Good
Imran Ghani - Essential Plastering Course

Brilliant. Would use & recommend to all.
Martin Hulme - Essential Plastering Course

Plastering courses at The DIY School

Very Enjoyable. Very Informative
Neil Rankine - Essential Plastering Course

Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed & will recommend to anyone interested in doing a course.
Trevor Marchington- Essential Plastering Course

Started as a novice, ended up a professional!
Mark Husband- Essential Plastering Course

Excellent course, superb trainer. Would recommend to anyone.
Stephen Lyth - Essential Plastering Course

Excellent, learned how to plaster and be confident doing it
Anon - Essential Plastering Course

Plastering courses at The DIY School

Couldn't believe how good you get in such a short length of time
Jonathan Mills - Essential Plastering Course

Excellent 4 days of Training
Gwyn Owens - Essential Plastering Course

Very good. Look forward to the next course
Tanya Humphrys - Essentials Plastering Course

Highly recommended, excellent facility and relaxed atmosphere
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