Prepare the surface properly before plastering to get a perfect finish by removing any plaster, dust or paper
The surface should be rough enough for the plaster to adhere to
For smooth surfaces, a spatter dash coat should be applied to provide a textured surface. This comprises a mixture of 1 part coarse sand and 1 part cement to which just enough water is added to make a stiff mixture
Always use a clean, rust-free plastering trowel
Mix in a wheelbarrow, on a plastic sheet or on a pre-wet surface using clean, drinkable water wherever possible.
Empty contents of cement bag and mix thoroughly with sand and stone
Gradually add water and mix to an even, pasty consistency. Use a maximum of 4,5 to 5 litres of water. Too much water will result in a weaker plaster
Do not try to rework by mixing in additional water when semi-dry
After the plaster has been applied and finished, it’s essential to protect it from the sun and wind by covering the surface with plastic sheeting and keeping it moist for a minimum of 7 days.