Are you are a homeowner looking to save money on a DIY plastering project, or an experienced tradesman looking to extend your skills?
This five-week introduction is ideal for those who do not have the time or money to work towards a qualification but wish to learn the key principles of plastering without the burden of exams.
You will be taught by plastering specialists who will provide in-time demonstrations and specialist tips on how to get started.
All adults are welcome, aged 19+.
There are no formal entry requirements for this experience - you just need a keen interest in home DIY and saving money!
Working within a warm and relaxed group environment, we will cover everything from the importance of health and safety to the correct use of materials and tools for application and finishing.
You will explore a variety of plastering activities, such as:
- Fixing plasterboard to stud work
- Professional flat skimming techniques for walls and ceilings
- Dry lining with plasterboard and adhesive
- Re-skimming techniques
- Feather-in for patch repairs
There are no assessment criteria - just observe, have a go and enjoy!
All materials will be included in the cost you pay.
Please note that you are likely to get messy, so consider wearing appropriate clothing. You will be working within a practical environment so safety shoes must be worn in the workshop at all times.
You could consider studying:
• Wallpapering Skills for Beginners
• An Introduction to Plastering
• An Introduction to Furniture Restoration
• DIY Home Skills for Beginners
Mother-of-two Angela Ward returned to Derby College to study painting and decorating with a clear goal in mind – to set up in business.
With skills and qualifications under her belt, she is now planning to launch her own venture decorating children’s bedrooms with bespoke artwork and murals.
Angela had previously worked with elderly people as a carer before giving up her job to bring up her children. But she was determined to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, so enrolled at College as a mature learner.
Her high quality work, dedication and professional approach earned her the Construction Built Environment prize, sponsored by Bowmer & Kirkland, at our 2014 Peak Awards.
It has been a struggle to juggle College and home life but I have loved every minute of it. The Peak Awards were a lovely way to finish my Derby College experience.