The choice of plaster: a few useful recommendationsJanuary 29, 2018
Virtually any repair, without any doubt, necessarily involves the holding of special measures to level the wall and ceiling surfaces, which means that the selection of plaster, in a similar situation, must be approached with complete seriousness. Nowadays, specialists usually subdivide plasters into “wet” and “dry”, as well as those intended for indoor and outdoor use.
If we talk about dry plaster, then it is usually performed with the help of sheet gypsum board, which is quite securely attached to the metal crate assembled beforehand with the help of special mounting glue. As for the "wet" plasters, they are, in terms of their range, much more diverse.
The main types of "wet" plasters
Under such a concept as "wet" plaster, usually refers to a special powder mixture, containing in its composition special binders and a number of specific additives.Today, the most widespread use of two types: cement and gypsum plaster.
The gypsum plaster variant is best suited for indoor furnishing, where it helps not only to keep warm, but also to create an incredibly comfortable microclimate. In addition to this, such plaster will also perfectly prevent the formation of mold and various fungal infections.
Another serious advantage of gypsum mixes lies in their increased efficiency, because with the same volume of raw dry material, gypsum mortar, as compared to cement, usually it turns out much more. As for the cement plasters, they are considered the most optimal solution for outdoor use. Coatings made with it usually turn out to be incredibly durable, reliable and capable of withstanding all sorts of external aggressive influences.
Special decorative plaster
Directly in their composition, such plasters are very similar to cement and gypsum mixtures, however, due to the presence of special additives, they can quite significantly differ in color and texture.
Today, such plasters are usually divided into several different types:
If we talk about textured plaster, then in her base mixture are added various kinds of granules, which just help to give the surfaces a rather original relief look. Structural mixtures in their composition are very close to the first option, only they have a much greater degree of structure, and not relief figures. As for mosaic plaster, it is usually made of special acrylic resins and crumbs from various stone rocks, and allows you to create very sophisticated and original surfaces.