Plastering of Houses Made Easier

Plaster offers a solid surface to building interiors.  House wall plastering is an easy mode to add permanent design or texture to a room without experimenting with difficult painting techniques. Plaster is made up of lime or gypsum mixed with sand and water.  It hardens into a smooth solid and it is used to cover walls and ceilings.

A drywall creates a huge quantity of dust when cut and sanded. It takes multiple days in converting a dry wall into a smooth surface because the joint compounds need to be dried before applying another coating. Plaster wall takes minimum time to be finished. It does not need to be dried to apply multiple coating. Plastering a wall does not produce dust as the dry wall does.

There are a few different categories of plaster you need to know about, including:

Drywall plaster is used widely in the building trade to line the walls of our homes. It is also used to create partitions when more space or rooms are required in a home. You can also get drywall that has fire resistant or acoustic properties, especially when you need those features.

Wet plaster uses cement or gypsum backings troweled and gives a very smooth and durable finish. It is a mixture of lime, typically applied whilst wet using a trowel.

Solid wall plastering- Here the plasterer applies to a solid wall, like a brick or solid plaster wall. In doing so, plasterers will level, clean and prepare the surface. After this, they will mix and apply the plaster before adding the final finishing coats.

Ornamental plaster- This is a great way to add beauty and character to your home for a very reasonable cost.  It is a specialized task used to create decorative effects in or out the home, specifically ceiling roses, cornices and other designs.

Why houses should be plastered

The most common forms of interior wall materials are drywall and plaster, says Terramyer House Extension Builders. Plaster has been used since ancient times. Plaster is a very ancient way of creating a smooth wall and has been used in decorative molding, ceilings and walls for centuries. Here are its properties:

  • Plaster is much harder than drywall. This makes for a far more durable wall surface. Drywall’s lifespan can be measured in decades, or less if it gets wet. Plaster’s lifespan can be measured in centuries.
  • The acoustics of plaster just aren’t the same as drywall. Plaster tends to create a much more echoey sound than drywall. Since plaster is a thicker, solid, has more mass, it is also an effective sound barrier.
  • Plaster is more fire resistant than drywall.

Decorative Appeal:

When plastering a wall, you have plenty of selections for making designs and styles with plasters. It has a great decorative appeal as you can decorate your interiors with different designs.

Easy Installation

A drywall creates a huge quantity of dust when cut and sanded. It takes many days in converting a dry wall into a smooth surface because the joint compounds need to be dried before applying another coating. Plaster wall takes less time to be finished.

Durability:

In comparison to dry wall, plastered walls are stronger and more durable, A chemical reaction happens when the water escapes the plaster mixture and this is what makes the coated walls stronger.

The advantages of plaster are many, especially for your long-term dream home, if you’re looking for a reliable company to take care of all your building needs then get in touch with Terramyer. Plaster walls look better with a flatter even surface. The superior hardness and strength of plaster is a great plus. It can be washed without the possibility of water damage to drywall.