Make stucco strips in 3 steps yourself


If you want to create a stylish ambience in your apartment, you can do so quickly with stucco moldings. These are available in different variants and with different decors for every style. Here we show how it works.

Various materials for stucco moldings

Quite authentic, but not cheap, are real Stuckleisten plaster. But there are also cheap alternatives from a plastic compound or styrofoam. Depending on the selected material, another adhesive is used.

Real or fake?

Of course you can see on a Styropor bar, if you look well, that it is not real stucco. But in the decision you should also take into account that the right plasterboard quite a lot of weight.

For example, those who have ceilings made of older plasterboards can not always trust that they will also hold a heavy stucco rosette or some beautiful stucco moldings in the long run.

It can happen that the paper layer of the plasterboard is loosened by the stucco adhesive and says goodbye to the floor, together with the expensive bar. In these cases, a Styroporleiste is better suited, which is glued with silicone or acrylic compound.

Step by step to the real stucco strip

  • crown molding
  • Stuck adhesive
  • spatula
  • notched trowel
  • sandpaper
  • Foxtail / Japanese saw
  • miter
  • rubber Stopper

1. Prepare the splice

A stucco strip may only be glued on a firm, stable surface. Therefore, you must first scrape off all wallpaper remnants and loose plaster with the spatula.

2. Cut strips

Before you can glue the first strip, you should cut and arrange all strips and rosettes. Always work with a miter cut at the corners. If you put the strips just dull against each other, that looks ugly later.

3. Stick the stucco strip yourself

Stir the stucco glue according to the instructions or use ready-made glue. This is passed with a coarse tooth spatula on the last back. Then you just have to press the bar firmly for a moment.

Tips & Tricks

If you need to apply the groin over a long distance, it may be helpful to saw a type of coarse tooth pattern in the two strips that fits together. So you hardly see the transition later. This applies to plaster as well as polystyrene strips.


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