The ceiling is finished first to avoid risk of damaging finished walls. This also allows crisp, neat seams to be done where the wall meets the ceiling.
For even a small ceiling or wall, it can take a full days work to get a good result. Up to three days for a large ceiling. There are a decent number of steps involved to mix and apply plaster, and some waiting, also. It’s always best to call for a quote and get a
Plaster is picky with how it is applied and dries. Cracking can be caused by coats that are too thick or thin, moister loss, and uneven drying. Minor cracks can be fixed with a gap filler and some paint, but sometimes cracks can be too large to patch. When plaster shows evidence of cracking and
The intended surface needs to be prepped before plaster can be applied. Remove anything like wallpaper and poor paint with a scraper or sandpaper. PVA or a textured tape can also be put on the surface to increase the surface area for plaster to bind to.