For most citizens plaster is a material made of sand and cement, which fill the cracks and irregularities, align the walls for further wallpapering, painting and so on. But with the addition of the dye material is turning into a modern kind of decoration of the room. Decorating the walls with plaster has a number of advantages, and every day is gaining popularity. Material can be divided into several types – structural (for creating furrows), texture (create relief), “Venetian” and mineral (created with the addition of marble or granite chips). Moreover, often use different paints for decorative coating of the material – capsule, mosaic, etc. For most of them, and the term was not coined. There is also a universal plaster, plaster for interior and exterior use. All the details can be read below in this small decorative plaster most popular types review.
Types of plaster
- Structural plaster (“Woodworm”) – specific mineral plaster with individual “appearance”: the treated surface material has non-uniform, grainy look thanks to the basis of quartz granules. The material can be divided into large- and fine-granular. By the way, grain size of the structure ranges from 0.6 to 3 millimeters.
- Textured is a lesser-known material than its classmates – structural and mineral plaster. In its raw form it resembles dough – white mass, which can be colored or covered with paint after application. The main advantage of textured plaster is its flexibility, which helps to make a variety of effects – bas-relief, mural, etc.
- “Venetian” plaster is versatile material: on the one hand it is able to simulate the valuable species of stone, on the other is used by designers to create drawings and other decorations on the walls. It has some difficulties in the work: multiple coating layers, grout, etc.
- Mineral plaster is based on chips (grains), often used in the decoration of the interiors. Among other distinguishes with resistance, environmental friendliness and relatively low price.
Features decorative plaster
When selecting a decorative material pay attention to the instructions and specifications. Application technique for each material is individual, so it is important to remember some details:
- Plaster with large filler applies only by hand.
- It is not necessary to dilute with water liquid materials.
- Water based plaster is less toxic, but it is susceptible to environmental influence.
- The marble grained plaster is hard to apply manually, because the structure can be lost in the process of applying.
- A material having a high adhesion rate can fail to be taken by cover because of the loss of strength