Plastering is often attempted by the keen DIY 'er and often with decent results. Below you will find pages that should help when plastering walls and ceilings, although ceilings are a lot more difficult to learn how to plaster! It's always a good idea to practice plastering in an unseen area, such as under the stairs. This section includes links to all plastering articles which will really help when it comes to DIY plastering.
One of the good things about plastering is that if you have a go and make a mess you can PVA over the plaster and try again, or you can get a professional plaster to skim over it, in which case at least you had a go in the first place!