We have moved into an older house which needs re-wiring - the plaster is also in poor condition so a fair amount of plastering is going to be required over the next few months.
We are trying to save cash and I'm generally a "have a go at most things myself" sort of person. From looking at videos on YouTube plastering doesn't seem too difficult, doesn't require any particularly expensive equipment, and if I make a mess of it I can either sand it down or re-do it.
That said, a couple of people have recommended to me that a good plasterer can get a lot done quickly for not too much money, and that if I get it wrong bad things can happen (like the plaster blowing in a few months time because I've not mixed it properly). Is plastering a low-risk job that I can have a go at myself, or am I likely to waste time and cause myself problems later?
The house is brick masonry with a small lath and plaster internal wall (which contains several small holes). The problems include several large-ish (1m x 1m) areas of blown plaster, cracks, screw holes and a generally poor old finish.