Balance a wall


Similar to the aged floor, it often does not look better on walls either. Bumps that literally strike the eye. Here must be compensated before further wall coverings or coatings take place. How to balance the wall and what else to consider, you can read below.

Even in the later tile wall to compensate in advance

Even if you want to lay a wall tile later, you will not come around to equalize this wall in advance. If the bumps are too massive, it could be that the tile adhesive for the compensation is applied so thick that he simply does not hold.

The choice of materials: no plaster, no tile adhesive

In addition, the choice of material is important. Many do-it-yourselfers almost instinctively resort to conventional scrapers when repairing walls. But this is rather unsuitable for these compensatory work, because gypsum has a strong water attraction. Depending on the later wall coating this can be problematic.

Repair mortar is optimally suited for leveling

Instead, repair or repair mortar should be used to level walls. This is ideal for almost all walls made of different materials. Before the mortar is applied, it may be necessary to apply a primer (substrate bad or not absorbent) or a primer (substrate strongly absorbent). This ensures that the leveling mortar sets evenly and holds well.

Material and tools

So you need the following materials:

  • Leveling mortar (also repair mortar)
  • matching primer

On tools and auxiliary devices:

  • Trowel and trowel for plastering
  • long suitable decal (metal)
  • mortar bucket
  • Drilling machine with stirrer

Balancing the wall after priming

After the primer is applied and dried according to the manufacturer's instructions, the balancing of the wall begins. Stir in the mortar and let it mature for ten minutes. Then the mortar is literally tamped with high pressure. So fill up bumps. Fill in more than too little.

Pulling off the leveling mortar

Then remove the still wet mortar. You may need to apply more mortar and remove again. After peeling, you start simultaneously with the smoothing of the wall, this is subtracted either with the peel-off profile or a trowel in circular movements.

Truly straighten: definitely prevent the formation of waves

In particular, make sure that no waves are created. Because these could not be compensated later in this way. You would simply have to apply too much mortar, so you would need to plaster the entire wall to practically the new height. Exact work when peeling off is therefore extremely important.

Tips & Tricks

Therefore, it is important to remember that even the smallest "ripples and valleys" are unacceptable when properly peeled off. At the latest, when the wall is completely renovated and also painted, these waves are extremely clearly visible.

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