Plastering is the “art form” of applying a wet gypsum, lime or cement based material to a masonry wall, lathe or backing board so as to end up with a smooth, flat finish that is suitable as a substrate for painting and decorating.

There are different types of plaster materials that may be used dependant on finish and requirements.

Gypsum Plaster

A material that is excavated and heated to 300oF to extract the water to form a powder and then bagged. It is then mixed with water on site to reform as gypsum ready to be applied to walls and ceilings

One Coat Plaster

As it says on the tin, this plaster is commonly used on areas that require a rougher finish (e.g Old buildings) for the effect of a traditional lime plaster or in most cases, used for filling patches and chasings following electricians/plumbers. It can be built up in stages up to 25mm.

Lime Plaster

Limestone is heated to approx. 850oC to produce quicklime. Water is then added to produce slake lime and becomes a putty or can be dried to a white powder. Additional water can be added to produce a paste like material.

It was a common material used on wall and ceiling surfaces of lath (“lath and plaster”) attached to studwork to form a frame. It would be smoothed off but not necessarily to a fine finish. Most commonly used in period properties and older buildings.

Heat Resistant Plaster

A plaster material that is applied primarily to chimney breasts or in hearth areas where stoves and fires are liable to increase the relative temperature. Resistant to 1200oC and used in conjunction with fire resistant board and render, it is the ideal material where the surface requires the look yet the resistance to fire

Plastering a wall


The plasterer will mix the material in appropriate quantities of plaster and water so as to achieve a creamy, smooth texture. Typically, this is then applied as a base coat to the substrate using a trowel in a sweeping motion to cover the wall. Once this has started to “go off” a second coat is applied which is then smoothed off and floated to leave a flat, smooth surface which will dry to leave the perfect finish for whichever decoration is chosen.

Strong, resilient plastering will give you the smooth, seamless, guaranteed results you need to have and with over twenty years’ experience as plasterers on minor and major projects, there is little that we haven’t tackled in terms of location, building type or design demand.

Whatever your requirements, we have the necessary skilled operatives, with the experience to give you the very best finish to your walls and ceilings

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Recent Projects

Cringleford Care Home

Cringleford Care Home

Cromer and District Hospital

Cromer and District Hospital

Refurbishment of Hillington Square, King’s Lynn

Hillington Square


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K J Plastering Ltd, a small enterprise located in Kings Lynn, has been servicing the plastering, drylining, screeding, rendering and partitioning sectors for over 18 years in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Essex, London, Oxfordshire, Norfolk & Suffolk and in that time, have amassed a dedicated and qualified workforce with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Working with micro to macro size organisations and bringing ‘on-time, on budget’ solutions to their projects, K J Plastering Ltd has built an enviable reputation for quality service and timely completion.