Gypsum plaster: This is how the processing succeeds

The processing of gypsum plaster is also successful for beginners. Gypsum plaster is inexpensive and easy to mix. With the right tool and after a few trial runs, the first surface is plastered. A chic wall enhances the living space.

Requirements for perfect workmanship

Before you start the plastering, you have to make sure you have some conditions. The surface to be plastered must not be damaged, dirty or dusty. There must be no paint residue or loose old plaster on it. Damage in the wall must be repaired. If it is a newly rehabilitated subsoil, treat it only after the necessary drying phase. Protect the floor with a foil and glue windows and doors that could be contaminated by the plaster work. Never plaster gypsum at temperatures below five degrees. High summer temperatures do not matter to the gypsum.

Insert tool correctly

The handling of the tool you learn through practice. Have the expert use explained by an experienced craftsman or look at tutorials on the Internet.
For the processing of gypsum plaster you need:

  • Mortar bucket or tub for mixing
  • Electric stirring rod or appropriate attachment for the drill
  • trowel
  • spatula
  • trowel

Mix the gypsum plaster exactly according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pour the dry mortar into the blended water and stir thoroughly for at least five minutes. Now you can apply the plaster. Take about half a trowel off the mixed gypsum plaster and apply the plaster to the wall. They pull him from the bottom up on the surface. When the first two square meters of the wall are plastered, the smoothing trowel is used. With her, you smooth the plaster. Depending on the further design wishes, you will continue working with a felt board if the plaster is to be felted. Or you can use special tools to work structures into the plaster. For example, use a floater.

Tips & Tricks

For a multi-ply finish, every single coat must be allowed to dry before the next coat can be applied. The drying process becomes visible on the wall. In the dried areas it is lighter, in the moist areas it remains dark.

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