Gib Stoppers

Better Painters are experienced Plasterboard, & Gib Stoppers. We are also competent level five wall skim coat plasterers. We cover new work, existing work, and we also provide wallpaper stripping.
We tape all joints with the correct tape. We do not use self sticking mesh tape.
We apply a minimum three coats to new plasterboard stopping.
We tape all joints, corners, and holes, for existing work, prior to skim coat plastering.
We use vacuum sanders to reduce dust. We thoroughly check all our work, with a spot light, to ensure our finished work is of the highest standard.
Better Painters know the standard following trades expect, and attend recalls, if any, the next day.

Plaster Skim Coating

Older homes often have different degrees of timber frame, or stud, movement. This movement causes bulges in walls. These bulges are quite often noticeable under wooden windows. While these bulges are not usually too visible, they will not be cured by wall skim coat plastering. Wall skimming, or wall skim coat plastering, serves to return the surface of the plasterboard to a smooth consitant texture.

New Plasterboard

Better Painters does not provide gib board fixing, except to repair damage to walls.
Gib, or plasterboard, must be installed correctly. More often than not, we are confronted by poor fixing practices. Some of the most common include lack of gluing, incorrect screws, failure to observe light fall guidelines, failure to correctly install around openings and using too many short pieces to save money. Unfortunately this is not limited to DIY.
Better Painters gib stoppers are good enough to overcome most of these problems. We will advise of any potential problems, in terms of visibility or longevity


"Robin is a breeze to deal with. Prompt in his communication, honest in his time-frames and quotes, and punctual. He worked autonomously at a steady pace and I was impressed with his competency at every level. Robin was able to come in on short notice and repaired a butchered job from a previous plasterer. I would highly recommend Robin for any plaster or painting job you're considering."

- David Armishaw.

"Robin was a great and knowledgeable painter. I would recommend him to anyone"

- Donna Hunt

"Thank you Robin for an excellent job. The walls look great. Highly recommended and I will definitley be using Robin again!"

- Suzanne Hill

"very quick to respond. Good follow up communication. Helpful during site visit. Good price. Very satisfied with the result. Helpful practical advice. Relaxed and easy going approach"

- Marlies

"Robin was really helpful and assisted me on deciding on the best approach for this type of work even though that meant I wasn't using his services - appreciate that thanks!"

- Rachael

"Robin did a great painting job, helped me to find the best deals and managed other tradesmen, excellent communication, and gave lots of useful advices. The project was delayed by other tradesmen but Robin did the extra hours to stick to schedule. Definitely recommended. Thanks"

- Michael

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