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What are plasterers’ stilts used for?

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man in stilts, plasterer, stilt walker, tools DIY guide wonkee donkee Plasterer’s stilts are designed to allow the wearer to stand still or walk about at a greater height above the ground.

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man plastering on stilts, sky walkers dura stilts wonkee donkee guide to tools DIY They are used for a wide variety of tasks, including: drywalling, plastering, placing insulation batts, installing furring channels, patching-in, touching up and stopping joints.

They are also used for fixing cornices and minor hand-sanding jobs.

Placing insulation batts

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Installing furring channels

installing furring channels, wonkee donkee, tools DIY guide Furring channels are wooden or metal strips which are used as backing support for the finished surfaces of a room, ie: drywall.

The term ‘furring’ refers to the backing surface, the process of installing it, and also to the strips themselves.

Patching-in, touching up and stopping joints

drywall 1 plastering stilts, filling the seams tool wonkee donkee Patching-in, touching up, and stopping joints are all drywalling terms and refer to the filling in of gaps, seams or cracks in plaster or plasterboard.
stilt walker 1 clown plasterers stilts wonkee donkee tools DIY guide Unless you have prior experience, then plasterer’s stilts may take a little getting used to. As with most things in life; practice makes perfect.