Plaster is a material whose function is to protect or coat the internal walls and ceilings of a constructed building. With the help of plastering, you can also decorate the walls. The most common type of plastering is the combination of gypsum, lime or cement with water and sand. There are different types of plaster depending on the method of application. The advantages offered by plasters are the plaster price (ราคาปูน ฉาบ, which is the term in Thai) available in the market, the durability of the product, resistance to external matter, etc.
Here are the top Tips you need to know Before starting to plaster your Wall:
Know your Wall
The nature of the wall decides the type of plaster you need to use. So, you should understand your wall thoroughly and then with which type you’re going to use.
Check for Backgrounds
The walls may have high suction property. They may absorb the plaster very quickly. In such cases, you need to wet the wall before you start with plastering. For low suction background, the plaster has to be properly prepared so that it remains good onto the wall without falling off.
Check for Consistency
Consistency is the main factor for a good plastering. To check consistency, take aboard, take a little amount of plaster onto the board. Turn the board upside down. Consistency is good if it doesn’t fall. If it falls, you will have to work to improve the consistency.
Before you start with plastering your wall, thoroughly crosscheck with the expiry dates of the plaster that you are about to use. Because the ones that are out of date may show cracking or withering off.
Keeping the wall clean is the utmost important thing that you will have to take care of.
No Bits of other Plaster
Make sure that there are no bits of other plasters both on the wall and the plastering material that you are using. These bits of plaster will hinder the smooth surface of the wall giving an unpleasant look.
Go for Double Coating
Always give two coatings as it gives a perfect finishing to the wall. Single coatings are not sufficient and when you are starting the second coat, make sure that the first coat is thin and slightly wet and damp so that the second coat adheres well.
Before starting your plastering, check whether all the tools and equipment are under proper working conditions or not.
One precautionary measure that you will have to take is to turn off the electric devices and appliances when you are working. Cut off the electrical connections so that it doesn’t harm you in any way.
The practice is what gives a perfect plastering. Practice well.