Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Plaster Coving Installation - How To Mix Casting Plaster

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Hi there, this is Coving Tips from Plaster Ceiling Roses.

I'm just going to tell you how to mix up some Plaster of Paris for

filling the actual coving.

Ok so I'm going to start off with an Indian Bowl

a bucket of water

and we want to gather about a quarter of a bowl

to a third of a bowl of water.

Then we're going to add a good handful

of casting plaster.

Just to leave a mound, a nice mound

and then we're going to knock it up with a Small Tool.

So this casting plaster

will be ready to work with in about five minutes.

So we're mixing it to a single cream consistency.

And as soon as you can pick it up with a Small Tool

then you should start using it, and you've got I'd say

a 5 to 7 minutes setting time and then the mix is done with.

Don't be scared about how thin

it is when its knocked up because in 5 mins time it'll start to thicken.

Get everything mixed off the bottom of the bowl...

and...

let it rest.

Ok so five minutes have gone

and we're just about able to pick up the Plaster of Paris

with our Small Tool.

At this point you want to start working on the cornice.

As soon as you can pick it up with a Small Tool we're ready to go

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