Plastering Contractors in Worthing and West Sussex

Gem are Worthing based plastering and walls specialists – delivering high quality services across Sussex for over 25 years. We provide a friendly and professional service; highly competitive quotes and all our work is backed with a full guarantee.

Our service is available for domestic and commercial properties. From plastering a bedroom ceiling to a full property refurbishment, no job is too large or too small for our team. Gem Ceiling and Walls Specialist are one of the longest trading plastering companies in the local area with over 500 reviews.

We’ve provided a small gallery of works below and outlined the 6 stages of plastering.  If you would like a no obligation quote simply email call, 01903 254736 or complete our contact form at the base of this page.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Very impressed with the professionalism of this company from start to finish, I found all staff most helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They had more than enough dust sheets to cover everything and done a great job ready for paint. Will be using them on other rooms.
Mr Phillips, West Sussex

The 6 Stages of Plastering

Stage One – 1st Coat

The first stage to follow is to apply your first coat of plaster. Apply the plaster to about 2mm and make sure you cover any scrim tape that might be used.

Stage Two – 2nd Coat

Clean you buckets after you’ve applied the first coat of plaster and get ready to mix another batch. You always apply 2 coats of plaster and the second mix is often slightly thinner and applied to about 1mm. This is the time to fill any missed areas and helps create a more consistent finish.

Stage 3 – Closing in

This is where you trowel any marks or lines out of your plastered walls. Remove any streaks and start getting a smooth area.

Stage 4 – 1st Trowel

You have to trowel your ceilings to get a nice, even finish. This is where you start to create a flat surface. It’s also the time to fill any holes or blemishes with the plaster you collect during your trowelling.

Stage 5 – Wet Trowel

Same as the previous step but this time you use your water brush (or sprayer) to apply water to your plaster. This helps provide lubrication and makes it possible to trowel your ceiling. You should have a clean, flat surface by this point with one final stage to finish.

Stage 6 – Final Dry Trowel

The last stage on plastering a ceiling is to give it a final trowel. Don’t use any water and you should be left with a beautiful, newly skimmed ceiling.
This concludes the 6 steps on how to plaster a ceiling. All you have to do now is pick up a trowel and do it yourself. For more information or some advice follow this link on how to plaster a wall. Thank you for reading and good luck with your plastering!