Selfmade is fun: plastering and structuring walls

What should you do if the wallpaper just falls off the wall when you paint over it? New wallpaper? I have to be honest: As a former painter trainee, I've already been wallpapering plenty, but I've never quite gotten warm with this job.

All in all, I am not such a wallpaper fan, I like plastered walls much better. So we just take the opportunity and put plaster on the walls of our new home!

Studio plaster: Ready to use - easy to apply

Many a layman may shy away from this step, because applying plaster is only something for professionals! Far from it, today's ready-made plasters are ideal for creating your own walls creatively. Some products, such as the decor plaster we use, look more like thick, grainy paint.

Open the bucket, stir the material a little and bring it to the wall as you like. In our old row house, we have painted the decorative plaster with the quast and arched, this time we take the trowel to hand. Actually even two trowels: the typical cleaning trowel, with which you get the plaster from the bucket, and a stainless steel trowel with teeth on one long side. The second named is also called a trowel or trowel, because the tiler with her the tile adhesive applies.

How it goes on then, we have recorded for you in this video, including background noise of children (which brings me in the moderation also a bit upset, in later videos, I then learn to wear the whole thing with more humor ^^):

Haftgipsputz as a low-priced alternative: not bad either!

Since every bucket of studio cleaning in the hardware store costs over 30 euros and we have used four buckets in our not too big bedroom, we wanted to come up with a more cost-effective solution. In our considerations, we came to inexpensive adhesive plaster, which is actually used as a flush.

The material consists of gypsum and lightweight aggregates, it can be applied smoothly but also structured. However, the HP 100 plaster from Knauf, which we then carried in large bags in our apartment, but also has a shortened setting time. So we had to turbopos! But we had some practice from the first room, so we took the risk. We put the powder in the bucket with plenty of water, creating a creamy consistency. How it went, you can see in this video:


The studio cleaning cost us a total of about 130 euros for a bedroom, in addition to the white wall paint for one-time painting. The material was easy to process, structuring is possible in countless ways. Even soft materials are suitable for decorating the plaster, so that even very delicate patterns can be created. Above all, we found the long setting time to be very practical because we were able to spend plenty of time structuring.

The hard plaster cost us about 25 euros for a bedroom of about the same size, plus the white wall paint for twice the painting. Since the material has a gray color, it is not done with a coat, as in the snow-white studio plaster. For structuring, we had to resort to harder materials because the plaster does not have such a flexible surface. The short setting time made it necessary for us to plaster and structure larger walls in sections. Overall, everything should run a little faster, but the much lower price makes up for it!

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