Fill plaster with tissue tape

One of the most popular and common materials for retrofitting walls and wall coverings is plasterboard. Usually you should then be painted, wallpapered or plastered. As a basis, they must be troweled with fabric tape to create durability and evenness and to seal joints.

Create a foundation for wall coverings

Rigips is very often used for example in the expansion of an attic as a wall material in drywall. The panels dress rafters and form walls, cladding and panels of plumbing. Most of the surfaces should later be designed as "real" masonry. The basis for the application of paint, plaster, tiles or wallpaper are trowelled surfaces.

In most cases, Rigips offers very smooth surfaces with some on-site joints. In principle, the "quietly smooth" surfaces must be prepared for the retention of other materials. As a "coupling" serves to fill the surfaces.

Fill boreholes without fabric tape

An important additional function of the tissue band is the bandaging of the joints. It removes the risk of tearing the shrinkage inevitably caused by fluctuations in the room temperature and swelling of the filler layer. The self-adhesive glass fiber nets in the literal sense of an elastic discharge.

If the plasterboard surfaces are intact, they usually have many holes except for joints with screw heads therein. They are filled individually and cross-shaped without fabric tape. In this case, at least two courses are required to compensate for the Spachtelmassenschrumppfung during drying.

Cost factor time outweighs significantly

The costs for filling plasterboard are largely the workload. Thoroughness and keeping dry cycles cost a lot of time. If you can do the filling yourself, you can expect a relatively small amount of material, which is about thirty percent of the price for a specialist tradesman.

When filling joints and slots often three to four operations are required because of the depth. In addition there is the subsequent grinding. For tiling with fabric tape, you should calculate between four and six working hours per square meter.

Tips & Tricks

To successfully fill plaster with fabric tape, you must carefully follow the putty compounding instructions. Choose only products that are specifically designed for mesh or fabric.

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