Plastering, spackling, painting

Plastering, spackling, painting

Spackling

Spackling surfaces is a long, costly process. Often, when an apartment is being prepared for sale, this process is simplified. However, if the owners plan to live there all their lives or in the years to come, the wall surface should be prepared. For this purpose, gypsum plaster is most often used. Alignment of corners, sealing of joints, cracks, chips is often required. This may require repeated application of spackle layers. Each subsequent layer must be applied after the previous layer has dried well. High-quality spackle will provide soundproofing, preparation of the base for painting or applying wallpaper.

Please note!

If plastering is carried out in a new building, a reinforcing plaster mesh is necessary. Using this option will reduce the likelihood of cracks due to shrinkage of a new house.

Newly plastered walls increase the level of moisture in the room. Therefore, before laminate or parquet flooring is laid, the walls should dry well.

For applying paint, gluing wallpaper, the plaster should completely dry.

Liquid wallpaper (silk plaster)

Liquid wallpaper (silk plaster) is a type of decorative plaster. A continuous decorative coating is created by using a dry mix diluted with water. The structure of these coatings can be smooth or textured. Their advantages:

  • easy maintenance;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • safety;
  • soundproofing;
  • continuous surface;
  • long-lasting durability;
  • UV resistance.

The disadvantages of liquid wallpaper include the following:

  • they are not water-resistant;
  • renovation works are carried out using a special repair composition.

Decorative plaster

Decorative plaster is a way to decorate the walls. This is a heterogeneous paste with the inclusion of various decorating additives. The use of decorative plaster gives an interesting result, creating the effect of silk, metal, stone, wood. In addition, decorative plaster can serve as a finish, which can then be painted. By using Venetian, mineral decorative plaster, a unique design is created.
Decorative plaster advantages:

  • strength;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • functionality;
  • versatility;
  • harmonious combination with other finishes;
  • frost resistance;
  • moisture resistance;
  • additional soundproofing;
  • resistance to discolouration.

Disadvantages:

  • complexity of dismantling;
  • thorough surface preparation.

Since the emergence of plastic windows and modern entrance and interior doors, as well as PVC skirting boards, the scope of painting work using pentaphtol (PP) enamel paints has significantly decreased. Such work is only performed when decorating utility rooms, wooden gazebos, benches.

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