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Plastering - DIY - Weekend Course

This is a 2 day plastering course over weekends, allowing you to learn the basic skills of solid plastering. This course concentrates on skimming, plaster boarding and repairs. It has been designed for homeowners wishing to carry out plaster makeover to their home, it can also be helpful to other construction trades to compliment their work.

Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 days
£375.00 INC VAT
March 2024
April 2024
May 2024


Weekend Plastering Courses.

This weekend plastering course teaches anyone the core plastering finishing skills, skimming is the final plaster before being painted, you will also learn how to correctly plaster board a ceiling, and lastly you will learn how to repair damaged walls and ceiling, and restore them to a finish ready for painting.

What you can expect to learn from this plastering course.

  • Apply finish plaster to various background types.
  • Preparation of backgrounds required to skim plaster finishes.
  • Finishing techniques for finish plaster.
  • Gain information regarding building regulations when plaster boarding.
  • Understanding of problems when working with plasterboard.
  • Repairing damaged ceilings and walls.
  • Understanding the uses of finish plasters.
  • Types and usages of sealers, primers and glues.
  • Understanding the plasterboard types.
  • Cut and fix plasterboard to timber joists.
  • Understand fixing types and laying patterns when plaster boarding.
  • Blending finish plaster to existing walls and ceilings.

During training please feel free to ask any questions you have, we actually welcome your questions, and remember there is no such thing as a `stupid` question! your training will not be rushed, but be aware plaster waits for no-one, it sets when it sets, this is one of the key skills you will learn during your training, this is why you will be allocated your own room where the set times can be learnt and understood, the walls and ceilings you will plaster are of the same standard found in domestic homes, which truth be told are not flat, not square and generally out of shape, the difference between skimming plasterboard and skimming existing plaster of any type is huge.

Pre-course Study Guide and After Care Support

Before starting your course you will have access to our unique Goldtrowel Plastering film tutorials, which are purpose made films showing you step by step instruction, you get a lifetime access to these films, if ever you need to refer to them in the future. You will also have access to our purpose made 83 page full colour illustrated training manual which you can download or print.

Upon completion of your course you can call our helpful and friendly staff if ever you need advice or guidance on any matter. Goldtrowel also offer and can supply plastering tools and equipment, ensuring you don`t waste time and money on inferior tools, this package is unique to Goldtrowel students.

2 Day Weekend Plastering Course - Content Breakdown


Discussion and demonstrations of plasterboard and board types, and how to correctly plasterboard ceilings, including plaster boarding around RSJ`s, and fire prevention requirements.

Fixing plasterboard to timber joists, types of plasterboard fixings, cutting and shaping plasterboard, uses and purposes of scrim tape, scrim joint your plasterboard.

Discussion and demonstration on applying finish plaster to plasterboard and existing plastered ceilings, then apply a 2 coat skim finish to your newly plaster boarded ceiling, using the correct method and procedures.


Discussion and demonstrations of re-skimming, plastering over different substrates, uses of additives, primers and glues.

Mix and apply a 2 coat skim finish over existing plastered wall, finishing techniques and trowel / spatula options.

Discussion and demonstration on how to repair damaged ceiling (holes) and / or damaged plastered walls, variations repair types.

Fix damaged wall and / or ceiling using various methods, finish the plaster .

Discussion and demonstration on thin coat angle beads, setting techniques.

Established in 1999
20+ year history of Training
Taught by experts
with years in the industry
Approved training
for fully accredited qualifications

Our Location

Asheton Farm Business Centre
Stapleford Abbotts