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Wall Finishing Touches: Accurate Application of Plaster to the Wall

By Singapore Home Guy On October 16, 2009 Under Home Improvement Tips

Construction workers and designers are mostly doing some finishing touches in the wall before applying paint color. Plaster is one of those finishing touches done by them. It can conceal and cover bad surfaces, holes and cracks. It is a mixture of fine sand, pure cement or other bonding material and water to wet the mixture. You can apply coating next – like paint -after putting this plaster. The thickness of the plaster should be adequate and stick well on the wall so that the paint will attach to it as well.

Preparation of plaster to be put in the wall is very important and should be done in appropriate manner. Checking the surface which needs to be plastered is the first step. By determining how much thickness needed by specific part, you can now make some measurements for some points of the wall. In putting plaster, you don’t have to paste and cover the entire wide-range wall at once. You can do it by partial but still with perfect plaster coating outcome. Measure 15 x 15 millimeters of wall with same plumpness and aligned well. Then, mark them at the bottom, top and middle part. You can use straight-edged piece of lumber in checking is straightness.

After measuring the wall that need to be coated by plaster, you can now mix cement and sand wetted with water to make a plaster mixture. Before putting the plaster, make sure you wetted that wall for it to have excellent coating.

In applying plaster mixture to the wall, Cover the entire marked part first at once by means of steel float. Then, slightly put some dry mortar into the covered mixture. Remove excess mixtures applied by the use of straight edge. Pull it vertically and horizontally manner. By doing this, you’ll maintain the same plumpness of the surface. Smooth round surfaces using wooden float to rub around. You can check its plumpness using straight edge and measuring level device to have squared corners.

After determining if the surface is perfectly covered by plaster mixture, you can now remove markers. You can make cement grouting mixture to conceal those marking and applied with the use of steel float. You need to make sure that the corners should be 90 degrees squared. Let it dry for a few days before applying next finishing touches such as paint.

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