Fill different surfaces

The filling of surfaces fulfills different tasks. It compensates for joints, holes and unintentional indentations. In addition, it sometimes prepares very smooth surfaces of building materials such as plasterboard and fiberboard. This creates the adhesive base for wall and ceiling coverings of all kinds. Smooth and sticky surfaces are always the goal.


Filling is used as a technique for repairing, leveling, repairing and as an adhesion aid. There are four quality levels, which are based primarily on the final surface appearance and the cover material used.


With putty, walls can be plastered. The transition is fluid. Subtypes are spatulas with red ribbon and the filling of wallpaper.


Smaller repairs can also be repaired on the floor by spatulas. The transition to alternative balancing is fluid. Above all screed is filled.

Blankets and joints

Almost all ceiling and wall panels made of panels have joints. They are filled with spatulas to create a flat surface.


Typically, drywall panels are bolted to scaffolds or other substrates. The drill holes with the screwed-in screw heads are filled with putty.

Smooth surfaces

On smooth surfaces of all kinds is a typical order of work the filling, priming and painting, wallpapering or plastering.


The surface finishes at right-angled corners are usually provided with reinforcements, which are also spatulated.


The common wall and shuttering material Rigips can be given greater stability by troweling with fabric tape. A classic filler is Uniflott, which can be used by professionals and skilled self-makers. OSB and MDF boards can also be edited this way.

lime plaster

Special craft requirements arise when filling lime plaster. Using other putty and cement plaster can be filled.


Chipping, holes and slits can be filled to a certain extent with putty. As a joint closure for the concrete infill, scarf stones are filled.


When filling wood, a more artistic approach is chosen. Wood substitute pastes and putty, for example, make invisible to a wooden ceiling lamp mounting holes.

Tips & Tricks

If you integrate insulation materials on ceilings and walls, you can incorporate them into the trade union family with spatulas. Both Styrodur and Styrofoam can be filled.

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