Dot & Dab

Dry Lining

Dot & Dabbing

Dot and Dab is an internal alternative to traditional, solid sand and cement render.

This method of putting dots of drywall adhesive on to the wall, dabbing the plasterboard onto these dots, then using a straight edge to tap and find right level is a quicker method both in application and also in drying time. When you have rendered (roughed) an internal wall you have to wait at least 48 hours for the render to cure to allow for shrinkage before skimming. With Dot & Dab, because plasterboard is already dry, as soon as the adhesive has set you can skim straight away. On top of this plaster drys quicker on top of plasterboard which is usually 3 days, on top of new keyed render it can take 4 days to a week. So this method can save you up to a week in drying time.

Tape & Jointing

Tape and jointing is a finishing method used on plasterboard as an alternative to skimming. You can use it whether you are screw fixing the boards on studs or dot & dabbing. You can buy recessed plasterboards which aids a nice flat finish. This method you stick the tape onto the joints of the plasterboards, then you apply the jointing compound in 2-3 coats, feathering the edges, once the jointing compound is fully dried you can give it a light sand down if needed, then its ready to paint, unlike plaster which is usually 3 days.

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Dot ‘n’ Dab Gallery

What you get from us

  • Dot & Dabbing in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport and further.
  • Neat and tidy work consistently.
  • Competitive prices and honest work.
  • Fast and efficient work without taking any shortcuts.
  • We are all perfectionists here at KW Plastering.

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