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September 04, 2014

According to the method of preparation there are three types of plastering: monolithic (wet), dry plastering and plaster skimming. According to the volumetric weight, plaster can be divided into: light, regular and heavy plaster. According to the number of binding materials it can be: simple (with one component) or complex (with two or more types of binders. According to the type of binder you can find: lime plaster, grout, stucco, cement-lime plaster and lime stucco.

different types of plastering
Lime plaster is created by mixing lime, sand and water. It is used for building block walls, stone walls, brick walls and for interior plastering. This type of plaster is suitable for its plasticity effects but lack strength is his negative side. It has poor water resistant properties so it is not suitable for a wet environment. The proportion of lime and sand should be from 1:1 to 1:4.

Grout is a mixture of cement, sand and water with a proportion of water and sand going from 1:1 to 1:4. It is suitable for masonry and wall plastering as well as for creating a base and layering. It has great strength and it is resistant to water and moisture so it is suitable for wet areas. It has a short period of attachment (15 to 30 minutes) so you need to work fast with it and not use large quantities at once.

Stucco is a mixture of gypsum and water or it can be a mixture of gypsum, sand and water in a proportion of 1:2. Since gypsum is resistant to frost and moisture it is mostly used for interior plastering.

Lime-cement plaster contains cement, lime, sand and water in different proportions. Lime is added as a plasticizer and it is used for external and internal masonry as well as wall and ceiling plastering. This type of plaster is characterized by a lower strength of cement plaster. Its elements are binding a lot slower so it needs a lot of time to harden. Therefore, it is easy to work with this type of plaster because doesn’t tend to crack while binding and it is less resistant to moisture.

Lime-stucco contains lime, gypsum, sand and water with a specific solid proportion that can be 1:1:5, 1:2:6 and 1:3:9. During the preparation this plaster is firstly mixed with lime, sand and water followed by gypsum which is applied just before plastering. Lime-stucco is used for internal plastering and it is not recommended to for external plastering because it has low moisture resistant properties. It is suitable for installations and processing due to presence of lime. This plaster is divided into several types according to its purpose:

Plaster for brick masonry and special plasters for decorating, waterproofing, thermal insulation, soundproofing, repairing and injection plasters which are used for final layering of the floor.

When you decide to look for plastering services, reliability is the priority number one. Sometimes the first choice is not the best way to go so you should look for some reliable recommendations. You can even use search engines to look for the best plastering services and by reading some reviews you can easily recognize the ones that are suitable for you. Every plastering company has its own policy and different services that they provide to their customers. By analyzing the way they work you can estimate what company is the most suitable for your needs.

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