Interior plaster differences


There are many different types of plaster, classic and modern. The differences are mainly due to the type of plaster and the method of processing. They are applied as a first coat, used for renovation and renovation or for the design of walls.

What differentiates the different interior plasters?

Experience has shown that the interior walls in the living area are given great attention. To apply the coating, numerous types of plaster are suitable. There are mineral and non-mineral plasters, but what they almost all have in common are the aggregates of sand and water. Interior plasters are usually available as ready mixes to buy, to which only water is added.
They are partly decorative plasters, a mold-inhibiting interior plaster or the coating base for tiles as an interior plaster for the bathroom. They improve the living environment or damp inhibition.

What types of plaster are there?

The most popular interior plaster types are plaster and gypsum-lime plasters, pure lime plaster or lime-cement plaster as well as clay plaster. Also becoming increasingly popular is a heat-insulating plaster and such plasters that prevent mold growth. The various plasters protect the walls from dirt and mechanical damage.
The most important criteria of the differences in the different types of plaster can be seen in our table.

Brushing modeadvantagesdisadvantage
gypsum plasterbreathable, biologically harmless, inexpensivenot water repellent
lime plasterbreathable, biologically harmless, mold inhibitingnot water repellent, not so easy to handle, costly
Lime-cement plasterrobust, durable, water repellentbrittle, tends to stress cracks
clay plasterCreatively designed, improves the living environment, sound-absorbingwater-soluble, sharp edges only with edge protection
Clay gypsum plasterlike loam plaster but with higher strengthnot water repellent
Synthetic resin plasteradheres well to mineral substrates, high mechanical resistanceonly as top or decorative plaster

What else is there to consider?

For the plaster to develop its desired properties, it must be processed properly. So always soft on hard must be cleaned. That is, the thickness and strength of the flush must be higher than that of the top coat so that the interior plaster gets no cracks or flakes off. Also, the proper drying time must be maintained for the individual layers.

Tips & Tricks

A home improvement without a proper vocational training in masonry and brushwork should, before deciding which plaster is the right one, get advice from a professional from the retailer.

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