Remove old rough plaster

A rough plaster is usually a very resistant wall covering that can last for decades. If you no longer like your old plaster, then there are several ways to redesign the wall: a first step may be the complete removal of the roughcast.

Removal instructions for rough plaster: make preparations

Removing a rough plaster is associated with a high workload, it also creates a lot of dirt and dust. Therefore, before removing the plaster, remove dust-sensitive objects, close the doors of adjacent rooms, and cover the entire area well with foil. In addition, it is advisable to wear eye and mouth protection to protect against dust and flying splinters. Also, wear firm work gloves for this job.

Remove a mechanical razor

Thin layers of plaster can be removed with the concrete grinder, so that the flush is also affected as little as possible. For thicker layers of rough plaster, it is best to use an electric stamper - working with a hammer and a chisel is recommended for smaller areas. In combination with the concrete grinder, you can also cleanly remove the last remains from the wall. Frequently, this rough, mechanical treatment will also damage the substrate, so you'll need to repattern the cleared wall after thoroughly cleaning it. Only then can you redesign the surface to your taste.

Alternatives to removing the roughcast

Removing rough plaster is a dirty and exhausting job. Alternatively, it is possible to cover the plaster with drywall or to easily grind it and top off. However, these methods are always lost some room volume, which could be a problem in small rooms. A damaged rough plaster can also be repaired and repainted, so that perhaps there is no need for removal.

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