Plaster – types and application

The most common method of finishing is the plaster of the ceiling and walls.

If the plaster is of high quality, you can forget about the consequences of moisture, since the plaster has a wonderful absorption property. The plaster often often serves excellent sound insulation.

There are several types of plaster: cement, gypsum, as well as cement-lime. A solution of cement and sand applied to the wall is cement plaster. Depending on the concentration, the solution will be mixed with incredible strength will be achieved. But this is too rude type of finishing plaster, so it is used in rare cases when the surface of the walls is badly damaged. This method is also suitable for shaking seams.

Gypsum plaster is much better suited for using it during the repair of the apartment. It meets environmental requirements, refractory, moisture -resistant and rather pleasant and elastic in the process. When using gypsum plaster, you can immediately start painting walls or pasting them with decorative wallpaper. Such plaster will not give cracks subsequently. When applying gypsum, a manual or machine method is used. In the machine method of plaster, the walls are absolutely even, almost glossy.

Cement-license plaster is used more often for industrial premises.

This type of plaster is suitable for concrete, brick and aerated concrete and foam concrete walls. The composition of cement-lending plaster differs from cement only in that it includes lime. Such plaster is applied with a thick layer and quickly dries. When it is necessary to quickly carry out finishing work in the production room, this type of plaster becomes indispensable.

Now, surprisingly, plaster is used in the design of apartments and houses not only for leveling walls, but also to give relief space. Such plaster is called decorative, it can make any simple surface unusual and exquisite. Knowing several tricks, a special spatula for application and you yourself can create mysterious drawings on the walls of your own house.

Decorative plaster also has its own units depending on the astringent:

– mineral; – acrylic; – silicate; – Silicone.

Professional builders will help you choose the solution you need, since each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Having read the special literature and trained, perhaps relying only on their own strength to finish your home. To do this, you will need the following tools: a spatula, trowel, rule, grater, level and cord. Do not forget that cement plaster is suitable for a brick wall, gypsum, and foam concrete walls can take out any type of plaster. But the main rule is whatever the plaster of the usual or decorative should remain unchanged properties as quality and durability.

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