|Tools and supplies - simple stuff.|
The tools needed are nothing special but in the interest of completeness, please see the photo to the left. At this stage I use pre-made filler/spackle as it adheres to the walls in a superior manner to the stuff you have to mix by hand. That kind of filler will be used in the final part of the process.
|Messy work is fun!|
|The three stages shown in sequence.|
Next it is time to further refine the finish with a wet brush and plant-mister using enough water to make the plaster workable but not so much to cause it to become sludge. It is a case of "suck it and see" but you will soon get the hang of it.
|The finish for which you are aiming.|
Now set your structure aside to dry, this will take at least a couple of days in a pleasant climate - in England allow double. Do not be tempted to place the work in an airing cupboard or boiler room as this may lead to the plaster cracking.
Next installment shows the process concluded and the groundwork applied. I will post this in a day or so.