Skilled plasterers are very hard to come by these days and even if you are lucky enough to find one after searching the whole neighbourhood, the charges will be something that may give you nightmares for a couple of months. It may just be an annual repair or re-plastering in some areas; still, you would not want to entrust your most precious asset to an amateur who will end up doing more damage than what is already there. That is when you start thinking about the possibilities of doing it on your own. Today, with the numerous options available for the do-it-yourself enthusiasts, plastering your home all by yourself is all the more economical and convenient. Different types of helping aids are available for the self learner; printed and online guides with detailed illustrations of the various aspects and stages of plastering are very popular; these DIY guides have step by step instructions to complete particular types of activity related to plastering. They will tell you which tools to use and what kind of materials to buy for a specific purpose. However, such guides also have its limitations. Even though there are detailed pictures, it is not a live demonstration; if the user has any doubt about how to perform a particular activity or how to use a tool, he has to depend on the still pictures which may not be able to provide a clear idea of a continuous action.
Plastering DVDs can solve this problem by presenting all the plastering lessons through real location videos in which you can see people in action and the way each step is performed. The training DVDs can teach even a beginner how to plaster the inner and external walls, floors, and ceilings; there are voice-over instructions and tips also so that the learner can understand which tools are used and how to go about each step in plastering. The lessons are provided by expert plasterers; either the trainees or the instructor themselves will perform the actions. In the case of trainees carrying out the instructions, you can see them make mistakes and overcome the problems; this is the greatest advantage of the plastering DVDs; it is like you are learning in a class; you see everything in action, in real live setting with instructions from professional plasterers. You get to see how to hold and operate a tool safely, how to measure and mix the different materials, and what safety measure must be taken in each step. Plastering DVDs have a more personal feel and approach which make learning easier.