Instructions for processing rolling plaster

If you intend to process your own rug, this is usually not a problem as it requires little skill, and the result is almost always a clean plastered wall with a light, visually very interesting structure. However, you must pay attention to correct processing and proper preparation.

Step 1: Prepare walls

Be sure to check the condition of the wall before plastering. Walls must be clean, dry, firm and preferably not absorbent. Chalking and absorbent surfaces must first be fixed with a deep primer before applying the plaster. Unevenness on the wall should first be filled. Unlike cleaning with a trowel, it is hardly possible to compensate for slight unevenness in the roll plaster, since the plaster application here usually turns out to be thinner and more uniform than with a trowel plaster. The filling should of course be done before applying the Tiefengrunds.

Step 2: Preparatory work in the room

When the foundation has been applied and dried, carefully glue all areas that should not be touched by the plaster. Even with a clever job, roller trim usually tends to spray, so be very careful when covering and cover as much as possible the floor with painter's crepe and the window and door surfaces as well as switches and other elements in the wall with suitable foil. Stir the container evenly, preferably with a drill and a whisk. This is important because otherwise a uniform job is very difficult - and you can see that on the wall at the end. If you use tinting ink, always stir until no streaks of color appear in the container.

Step 3: The plastering

First moisten the roll slightly with water so that it absorbs the plaster better. Now apply the plaster with the roller as evenly as possible in always the same direction. All parts of the wall must be covered evenly thick. Corners and edges are a bit tricky, but they should work as little as possible with the brush, since the structural difference is usually clearly visible. Therefore always overroll your brushwork.

Step 4: Finish

If necessary, work with the structural roller or a textured sponge, then remove all the taping and let the plaster dry. A subsequent brushing, when the plaster has dried, may, but does not necessarily have to be done on all plasters.

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