Plastering is a crucial process in the making of your dream house, and here we will show you some of the most important tips to keep in mind when doing the plastering by yourself.
It’s very important to prepare the wall where you’re going to apply the plastering. If you don’t make sure the surface is in optimal conditions the plaster will fall. Check that your wall is clean, without any dust, and make sure the plaster it isn’t too dry because if this happens the plaster will be too firm to actually spread it.
In order to have a well-moisturized wall, it’s important that you wet the wall and make sure the wall is perfect to start the process.
Sand Based Backing Coat or Existing Plaster
Sand and cement which have plasticizer allow you to work for a larger amount of time because it sets overnight, and it is easier to float. On the other hand, existing plaster or previously painted walls have to go through a process that uses a bonding agent so the plaster glues to the surface.
Number of Appliances
You could start by applying a very thin coat which makes a heap on top of the moisturizing, this helps the second coat doesn’t have any lumps and sticks properly to the wall.
While applying the first coat you have to make a lot of pressure so that its surface is flat. Then start applying the second coat while the first one is still fresh, so you won’t need to drain your muscles’ energy, although is important to keep it as flat as possible.
Clean and Tidy
It’s very important to have clean equipment so it doesn’t contaminate the plaster, this would lead it into falling off! All of the tools you use have to be clean as well as the water. A good right trowel can be the decisive aspect for perfect plastering.
These are some of the most important tips you have to keep in mind when plastering at home, be sure everything is clean, moisturized enough, flat, and you will be just fine!