Cotton plaster can pose specific problems

According to the name, cotton plaster consists of up to 95 percent textile fibers. They make the unique wall covering, which is also referred to as liquid wallpaper. From their nature and material thickness problems can arise that play no role in other types of plaster and wallpaper. Odors and discolorations are noticeable.

Four important aspects

Among the types of wall plaster, the popular in the Far East cotton plaster finds more and more followers. Although the textile texture is not directly comparable to curtains and curtains, it does develop properties known from these materials. The following three issues are more or less related to cotton cleaning:

  • Even coverage
  • Uniform and unaffected color of the wall plaster
  • Moisture can dissolve the plaster and lead to mold
  • The textile fibers absorb intense odors

Secure color and color

To apply a uniform color, check the substrate for discolouration potential before applying cotton plaster. All remains of previous wall coverings such as paint and glue or dirt can lead to staining and discoloration.

If, during the processing of the cotton plaster, the substrate has a darker color than the plaster, it may show through after drying. In particular, when spraying cotton plaster attention must be paid to a uniform material thickness to avoid stains. To ensure that coloring or translucent surfaces affect the plaster, an insulating paint should be applied as a primer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Do not underestimate the smell

Often underestimated is the ability of a cotton plaster to absorb odors and permanently "store". In the decision for or against the textile plaster two arguments play the most important role:

  • How sensitive are the inhabitants to odors?
  • How intense and strong are the resulting odors?

While in odorless rooms such as bedroom and living room, hall, nursery and staircase this aspect plays a minor role, the following rooms may not be suitable for this noble plaster:

  • All rooms in which smoking takes place and especially the ceilings
  • Highly used kitchens, where much is fried and cooked
  • A room in which a stove or fireplace is operated?

Tips & Tricks

You can save for a later touch-up on a board or a glass plate painted and dried repair plaster. For use, simply wet it again.

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