Make exterior plaster yourself and bring it to the facade

With a little skill can make an exterior plaster itself. This applies to both the stirring and the application. An external plaster consists of at least two and up to six layers of plaster. Ready-made plaster and cleaning system make work easier. The processing is important only in suitable external conditions and with courageous Kellenschwung.

Many ready-made plaster types available

The trade holds many types of plaster and system ready, which make the processing and plastering for experienced laymen relatively easy. The application of finished plaster also saves a precise mixing of the ingredients. Only the addition of the specified amount of water produces the right under- and top coat. Even a pointed plaster can be done by yourself.

When doing your own plastering, the external conditions such as humidity and temperature must be taken into account. Depending on the condition of the building, the type of plaster and the substrate, partial or complete fabric filling in the concealed plaster is required.

How to make exterior plaster yourself

  • primer
  • plaster
  • flush
  • water
  • plaster rails
  • Hard scrubbing brush
  • Masonry or cleaning trowel
  • Painters Quast
  • float
  • whisk

1. Prepare

Clean the façade surface with a hard root brush and remove dust from the surface. If necessary, fill the joints to the level of the surfaces and any holes and cracks in the masonry.

2. Priming

After the joints and backfills have dried completely, apply a primer according to the manufacturer's instructions, depending on the masonry material. You do not need to prime some plaster surfaces, such as cellular concrete, but only water them, depending on the plastering system.

3. Put plaster rails

Trim the plaster rails and place them vertically and parallel next to each other at a distance of about half a meter. For each attachment point, stir in the volume of a tennis ball. Push the rails into the applied plaster piles

4. Flush

Stir the flush in the amount that you can put it on the wall for the specified working time. Swing the back of your wall trowel and the plaster on it to the wall. Swinging sprays the plaster onto the surface, which you immediately smooth out with the trowel.

5. Reinforcement

If you bring reinforcements such as fiberglass fabric, push the grid in the fresh flush.

6. finishing plaster

After rubbing off the applied concealed plaster (about one hour), allow the concealed plaster to dry for at least one day per millimeter of layer thickness. Then apply the thinner surface plaster using the same technique.

Tips & Tricks

Practice the swing and spray technique with small amounts of plaster and slowly increase the amount.

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