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Plastering the wall: step by step

The plaster is prepared on the basis of cement and sand mortar to build the walls. The material guarantees a good fixation of ceramic bricks or concrete blocks, in addition to what it also helps to form a waterproofing surface.

The plaster leaves the surface ready to receive the finish. (Photo: Disclosure)

After receiving the plaster, the structure can be decorated with the finishing materials, such as paints, tiles, wallpaper and glass inserts. The choice of coating is very important, after all, it influences the thermal and acoustic comfort of each environment.

What this article covers:

Step by step for plastering the wall

See below the step by step for plastering the wall🇧🇷

1. define the plaster thickness with the masters.

two. prepare the plaster in the concrete mixer, with 1 part cement and 6 parts sand. A stretcher can be of great help at this stage.

3. add some plasticizer additive in plaster to replace lime.

4. With a spoon and a trowel, apply the mortar to the wall, respecting the thickness.

Use an aluminum ruler. (Photo: Disclosure)

5. After application, let the dough rest so that it loses some of its water (the process is called “pulling”). The period for the stage to be completed varies according to the weather, but takes from 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

6. wearing a aluminum rulerstart the slatting, from top to bottom.

7. Pass the mason’s trowel, removing the excesses that the ruler could not remove. For best results, use circular motions.

8. if the plaster mass is already hard in some spots, throw water with the brush. Use the trowel to get the perfect finish.

Tips for hitting the plaster

There is little care to prevent the plaster from cracking. (Photo: Disclosure)

Check out the following tips for getting it right when it comes to plaster the walls🇧🇷

• If finishing is done on a surface that is not ready yet, the plaster will crack.

• Before apply the plaster, the walls must have already been plastered. The roughcast is a layer that anchors the coverings to the wall.

• O external plaster must have a thickness of 20mm or 2cm.

•In the case of internal plaster, the appropriate thickness is 15mm or 1.5cm.

• Plastering is favored if the masonry is of good quality, that is, if it has a good plumb line, alignment, square and first-class bricks.

• If the wall presents a structural problem, it may demand a greater consumption of mortar, making the work more expensive.

• Plastering requires attention, especially on corners, corners and beams. If there are any mistakes, it will be necessary to live with a poorly done finish.

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