Is this reasonable quality or a bit rubbish?

RV_81

New Member
Could I ask for some opinions please - We've recently had a plasterer do; some ceilings and a couple of walls, we have a lot more needs doing but not sure whether to look for someone else or stick with this guy, . He advised that we'd have to just have the ceiling skimmed else we'd lose the coving (Although I thought the obvious solution would be to remove the coving, plaster board it and put up new coving?)

I've only had one wall plastered in the past and was quite pleased with the result, it was neat & the room was left in a nice state. The more I look at this one the less impressed I am, but I don't know if I'm being a bit fussy. On the ceiling the edges are not at all neat, I'm going to have to go round and add filler before painting to make a nice neat edge up to the coving. On the wall the edges round the doorway is not neat and there are large coarse patches, grooves and several places where wet plaster has dripped down and dried so are raised up and will need to be sanded down. One of the walls is above the staircase, so it's the vertical wall in front of you as you go down the stairs, he's skimmed the vertical part, but not the part on the angle that meets the downstairs ceiling and the edge between them is quite untidy. He also left a lot of plaster marks on the other walls and there are big chunks that have splatted into the skirting boards & some dried onto the carpet as well. Obviously the marks etc will just clean off, but would you expect the place to be left in that kind of mess?

Final question, would you expect a plasterer to bring their own cleaning equipment? he didn't bring a dustpan & brush or anything and we found him poking about in the garage looking for a hosepipe without asking first which seems a bit odd?

Would you get this guy back or look for someone else?
 

Vincey

Private Member
Tbf there is not that many plasterers anymore but in terms of the filler before painting I always say paint first as plaster can look crap but ok when the emulsion is on then it can be snagged if needed
Always ask the plasterer back as it’s his job and business not any of ours to sort
 

Monkey Boy

Well-Known Member
Did a job once
On my own all day
About 4pm cleaning up and needed a broom (forgot my own) looked in the customers shed for one as he came home and said;
“what are you doing?”
“Looking for a broom” says I
“What for” he said
“To clean up my mess” says I
He was totally not impressed and I was doing my best. Seems our default status as a worker for someone in some homes is scum menial low life and you have to work your way up in their opinion from ground zero yet you are performing simmering they cannot???

...as for quality of finish/pride in ones work sounds like you want to find someone with a better standard???
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Could I ask for some opinions please - We've recently had a plasterer do; some ceilings and a couple of walls, we have a lot more needs doing but not sure whether to look for someone else or stick with this guy, . He advised that we'd have to just have the ceiling skimmed else we'd lose the coving (Although I thought the obvious solution would be to remove the coving, plaster board it and put up new coving?)

I've only had one wall plastered in the past and was quite pleased with the result, it was neat & the room was left in a nice state. The more I look at this one the less impressed I am, but I don't know if I'm being a bit fussy. On the ceiling the edges are not at all neat, I'm going to have to go round and add filler before painting to make a nice neat edge up to the coving. On the wall the edges round the doorway is not neat and there are large coarse patches, grooves and several places where wet plaster has dripped down and dried so are raised up and will need to be sanded down. One of the walls is above the staircase, so it's the vertical wall in front of you as you go down the stairs, he's skimmed the vertical part, but not the part on the angle that meets the downstairs ceiling and the edge between them is quite untidy. He also left a lot of plaster marks on the other walls and there are big chunks that have splatted into the skirting boards & some dried onto the carpet as well. Obviously the marks etc will just clean off, but would you expect the place to be left in that kind of mess?

Final question, would you expect a plasterer to bring their own cleaning equipment? he didn't bring a dustpan & brush or anything and we found him poking about in the garage looking for a hosepipe without asking first which seems a bit odd?

Would you get this guy back or look for someone else?
Are you in the Glasgow area?
 

SmoothCriminal

Well-Known Member
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Could I ask for some opinions please - We've recently had a plasterer do; some ceilings and a couple of walls, we have a lot more needs doing but not sure whether to look for someone else or stick with this guy, . He advised that we'd have to just have the ceiling skimmed else we'd lose the coving (Although I thought the obvious solution would be to remove the coving, plaster board it and put up new coving?)

I've only had one wall plastered in the past and was quite pleased with the result, it was neat & the room was left in a nice state. The more I look at this one the less impressed I am, but I don't know if I'm being a bit fussy. On the ceiling the edges are not at all neat, I'm going to have to go round and add filler before painting to make a nice neat edge up to the coving. On the wall the edges round the doorway is not neat and there are large coarse patches, grooves and several places where wet plaster has dripped down and dried so are raised up and will need to be sanded down. One of the walls is above the staircase, so it's the vertical wall in front of you as you go down the stairs, he's skimmed the vertical part, but not the part on the angle that meets the downstairs ceiling and the edge between them is quite untidy. He also left a lot of plaster marks on the other walls and there are big chunks that have splatted into the skirting boards & some dried onto the carpet as well. Obviously the marks etc will just clean off, but would you expect the place to be left in that kind of mess?

Final question, would you expect a plasterer to bring their own cleaning equipment? he didn't bring a dustpan & brush or anything and we found him poking about in the garage looking for a hosepipe without asking first which seems a bit odd?

Would you get this guy back or look for someone else?
Plastering is a messy job but their is no excuse for leaving it untidy! Did he put down any dust sheets or anything? If there is carpet down and you said you were keeping it then he should have covered every inch of it. How many quotes did you get in before picking him? Just wondering.
 

tapit

Well-Known Member
Did a job once
On my own all day
About 4pm cleaning up and needed a broom (forgot my own) looked in the customers shed for one as he came home and said;
“what are you doing?”
“Looking for a broom” says I
“What for” he said
“To clean up my mess” says I
He was totally not impressed and I was doing my best. Seems our default status as a worker for someone in some homes is scum menial low life and you have to work your way up in their opinion from ground zero yet you are performing simmering they cannot???

...as for quality of finish/pride in ones work sounds like you want to find someone with a better standard???
As long as you wasn't caught helping yourself to the mustard and pickles in the fridge to liven up your snap.
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Could I ask for some opinions please - We've recently had a plasterer do; some ceilings and a couple of walls, we have a lot more needs doing but not sure whether to look for someone else or stick with this guy, . He advised that we'd have to just have the ceiling skimmed else we'd lose the coving (Although I thought the obvious solution would be to remove the coving, plaster board it and put up new coving?)

I've only had one wall plastered in the past and was quite pleased with the result, it was neat & the room was left in a nice state. The more I look at this one the less impressed I am, but I don't know if I'm being a bit fussy. On the ceiling the edges are not at all neat, I'm going to have to go round and add filler before painting to make a nice neat edge up to the coving. On the wall the edges round the doorway is not neat and there are large coarse patches, grooves and several places where wet plaster has dripped down and dried so are raised up and will need to be sanded down. One of the walls is above the staircase, so it's the vertical wall in front of you as you go down the stairs, he's skimmed the vertical part, but not the part on the angle that meets the downstairs ceiling and the edge between them is quite untidy. He also left a lot of plaster marks on the other walls and there are big chunks that have splatted into the skirting boards & some dried onto the carpet as well. Obviously the marks etc will just clean off, but would you expect the place to be left in that kind of mess?

Final question, would you expect a plasterer to bring their own cleaning equipment? he didn't bring a dustpan & brush or anything and we found him poking about in the garage looking for a hosepipe without asking first which seems a bit odd?

Would you get this guy back or look for someone else?
I couldn’t give a b*ll***s, you went for cheap and you got cheap!! More fool you tight arse!
 
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