It is possible to enumerate for a long time the distinctive properties of facade plaster, presented in a wide variety on the modern market of facing materials, but it is worth highlighting the main ones: water repellency, thermal insulation, fire resistance, sound insulation and others. Since the outer finishing layer will necessarily be influenced by atmospheric whims, it is also worth highlighting the amazing resistance and durability of facade plasters (of course, of high quality). Let’s take a look at the main qualities of decorative plaster.
Resistant to weathering and moisture. The impact on modern facade plaster of various precipitation and other atmospheric phenomena is quite significant. Therefore, the main function of this coating is to compensate for the influence of these irritants and not let the liquid pass through.
Air permeability. The ability of the above finishing material to “breathe” makes it possible to remove excess liquid from the inside, which necessarily accumulates in the building. Most of all moisture accumulates in winter in heating and thermal insulation systems. If you do not ensure the normal evaporation of excess liquid, you can thereby contribute to the deformation of the walls.
Frost resistance. This property is very important for areas where the atmospheric temperature can drop below zero and reach severe frosts. Almost all categories of facade plasters have this quality.
Ease of application and quick drying. The composition of the plaster is so well thought out that the time of its installation and complete drying is reduced to one day.
All of the above properties make decorative plaster an ideal facade cladding material.
The finished plaster coating can be painted and decorated according to your tastes – choose any color, give a rough effect, etc.
To carry out successful plastering of the facade, it is necessary to adhere to the main stages of the plastering technology, one of which is surface preparation. A wall suitable for this work must fit the following descriptions:
without deviations from the vertical position;
have an uneven surface for maximum adhesion to the facing material;
not have irregularities exceeding fifteen millimeters;
have no greasy spots, dust, debris;
have a drawn grid with shallow framing cells;
without smudges and dirt;
no areas with peeling bricks.
Plastering – house wall cladding
When applying this coating, you must adhere to the following steps:
choice of mixture for application;
application of the first layer – “spray”;
application of the second layer – soil;
applying the last layer – “cover”;
textured processing (optional). This method is often used when doing store renovations.
As you can see, the process of plastering surfaces is quite simple and you can even do it yourself. However, for the best quality of work, we strongly recommend that you turn to the services of professionals .