This project required us to create smooth plaster finishes on a typical loft conversion in Finchley, North London.
The house had what is often called a “double winder staircase”. This type of staircase construction means that there are two curves formed with timber. Having constructed the new staircase and loft conversion, the builders contacted Pegasus Plastering to produce an aesthetically pleasing, smooth plaster finish on the underside of the staircase winder leading up to the loft.
From our photographs you can see the plasterwork applied to the double winder staircase. Firstly we prepared the area for bonding and plastering by fitting a wire mesh to the curved part of the staircase and covered the more even and straight areas of the staircase winder with plasterboard.
Once the preparations were complete we began by covering the wire mesh with a light coat of bonding and left this to dry. A base coat of plaster was then applied and left to set, before a second heavier coat was then applied. The second coat of plaster is used to start creating the shape of the staircase winders. Again, once this had dried a third, or ‘top coat’ of plaster was applied to the winders in order to achieve the finished curvature and smooth contoured surface.
When the winder was completed, two coats of multi-finish plaster were then applied by trowel to the remainder of the winders and the plasterboarding to ensure a smooth, flat surface ready for decorating.
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