Tacking (Dot and Tab)
Tacking is a commonly used term for term for dry lining, a process that involves applying plaster board to metal or timber frames. Often called “Dot and Dab” since dabs of plaster adhesive are used to secure the plasterboard prior to sealing the joints.
For efficiency, speed and cost, tacking, or dot and dab plastering can’t be beaten.
Tacking (dot and dab) has become a popular alternative to wet plastering alongside the popularity of plasterboard. With dry-lining (another term for tacking) the plasterboard offers a smooth and even surface that is easy to work with. Tacking is a quick, mess-free way of attaching plasterboard to a wall.
Dot and dab avoids the excessive mess that can be associated with wet plastering.
The right products are essential for tacking. The right plaster and adhesive, as well as an accomplished plasterer, combine to give you the perfect finish on most surfaces.