Wet Plastering A Wall

Plaster Or Plasterboard – Which Is Better?

When it comes to home improvements, there are always plenty of decisions to be made. Hard floor or carpet? Fibreglass or foam insulation? Paint or wallpaper? The list goes on. Relining a wall brings about just one more choice - wet plaster or plasterboard? We’ve decided to take a look at this age-old battle to see if there really is a clear winner, or the choice comes down to your personal preference. So if you’re looking to renovate your home, repair damage or just reline an old wall, cha...

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OX Tools & Where To Buy Them

OX Tools is recognised in the construction industry as a manufacturer of tried and tested tools that are not only dependable, but affordable too. Want to know more about their range and the benefits they can bring to you on the job? Read on! About The OX Tools Brand Celebrating an amazing 40 yea...

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Best practices for Sanding Drywall with a Power Sander

Drywall is an extremely popular construction material for finishing interior walls. It’s durable, cost-effective, easily installed and repaired, so there’s little wonder why it’s the first choice for both DIYers and contractors. However, sanding can be slow and tedious work unlike the heav...

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The Makita Tools Range & Where You Can Get Them

Makita is one of the biggest manufacturers of power tools in the world. Now with over 100 years of experience, Makita products are globally renowned for their performance and quality. It’s little wonder then, that Makita tools are incredibly popular with plasterers, dryliners and handymen alike...

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The Milwaukee Tools Range & Where to Buy Them

Milwaukee is a huge brand and well renowned in the drylining and plastering industries. If you’re wondering what products they make and where you can buy them from then wonder no more, as you’ve come to the right place. About Milwaukee Tools The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is a brand w...

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How to Use Joint Compound

Joint Compound (AKA mud or drywall taping mud) is a tool that every dryliner should be able to use. In this article we explain exactly what jointing compound is and how to use it like a pro! What is a Jointing Compound & What is Jointing Compound Used For? Put simply, Jointing Compound is a wh...

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How to Install Gypwall Partition & Crimping vs Screwing

In this article we explain how to easily do metal stud framing and create wall partitions as well as discussing the benefits between using screws vs. metal stud crimpers. How to install Gypwall partition Gypframe studs are designed to interlock with each other so they can be extended. You shou...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Mixing Plaster

If you’re wondering how to mix plaster by hand, how to mix plaster for wall repair or how to make plaster for walls, then you’ve come to the right place! With the correct information and technique, mixing plaster can be simple but mixing it to the correct consistency is hugely important for gett...

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The Best Drywall Knife for Cutting Drywall

When it comes to cutting drywall, there are a number of different knives you can use to get the job done each with their own pros and cons. In this article we take a look at each of those options and determine how best to efficiently and quickly cut drywall. There are other tools that you can use...

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Gypsumtools & FATE Partnership

  We are happy to announce our partnership with the Finishing and Associated Trades Equity, powered by social media FATE realised an opportunity to help the people of the construction industry. Director Graham Helm, further aiding the subcontractor within the Drylining and Plastering ind...

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The Ultimate Drylining Guide

Dry lining is a great way to give a smooth finish to surfaces enabling you to decorate them right away. However, there's a bunch of skills you need to learn, tricks & tips to master and tools to consider before approaching your first project. That's why we here at Gypsumtools have created ...

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Bounce Back’s Trainees Get Hands On With Gypsumtools

In recent months Gypsumtools teamed up with Bounce Back, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on training and employing ex-offenders in the construction industry. Gypsumtools sought an opportunity to aid the charity knowing that their most popular course is Drylining, as a result Gypsumtool...

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