Decorative plaster allows you to create sophisticated and stylish interiors. Working with decorative plaster is quite simple if you know the basic points. First of all, you should decide the type of finishing material, each room has its own kind of plaster. In addition, you need to accurately calculate how much mixture you will need - the solution should fully develop, because it is not stored.
Plaster is sold in the form of dry mixes and ready-made solutions, dry mixes divorced just before the start of work.

Types of decorative plasters

Internal characteristics of decorative plaster is divided into groups: silicate, silicone, acrylic and mineral decorative plaster. Each type of finishing material assumes some training walls.

In wet areas it is best to use acrylic plaster, it has a viscous consistency, is based on the resin, practically does not absorb moisture. However, acrylic is a flammable material, it is not recommended to mix this plaster with cotton insulation. Acrylic plaster is simple to operate, it easily fed all sorts of processing. Before finishing the walls should be primed, and the very plaster on the walls is applied manually with a stainless spatula or a special tool, which can be purchased together with plaster. Acrylic plaster is used only in the interior.

Most modern finishing material can be called silicone decorative plaster. It can also be used in wet areas as it does not absorb moisture. Silicone plaster is suitable for exterior use, as it withstands atmospheric influences, has the ability of self-cleaning. Could be called a perfect plaster finishing material, if not for its high cost and the need for training before work. Primer for finishing such plaster should be used, and its price is also high.

Mineral plaster is cement based supplied in sale only in the dry mix is diluted immediately prior to finishing. Such plaster is inexpensive, it does not burn, suitable for indoor and outdoor decoration. However, the mineral plaster has a low ductility, since it is probably the appearance of cracks, chips, due to the presence in the composition of the appendices of the crumbs. Mineral plaster is usually in one color – white, and color (tint) weight impossible, to impart the desired color to paint the walls after finishing. Before starting work, the surface to be processed is primed using a mixture with quartz sand.

Silicate decorative plaster is made on the basis potassium liquid glass. This type of finishing materials used, typically, for outdoor work, or it is used in the finishing of non-residential premises. It is believed that the silicate plaster does not have sufficient indicators of environmental cleanliness and safety for the person. Working with her is not easy, requires a certain skill and the skill: blend dries quickly, and before finishing, you need a thorough and careful mixing. Use silicate plaster for exterior because the material is perfectly clean, has good performance in water vapor permeability.

Principles of working with plaster

Starting work on the trim, carefully stir the mixture, regardless of which type of plaster you use. Prepare and tool – trowel made of plastic or metal with a comfortable handle. If you purchased the plaster and is suitable for tinting, mix it with the desired coloring composition (it is called texture paint). To plaster firmly grabbed the surface, the required primer for every type of plaster used their primer mix.
Not it is possible to paint decorative plaster "floki" color is given to this material at the factory.

Apply the plaster on the wall, then give it the desired texture or structural pattern by using a special roller or trowel. Curly roller, trowel and a notched trowel – these are the main tools in creating a unique design. Plaster is applied usually in two layers. Each layer needs to dry well. If plaster is used one that is not subject to staining in the cooking process mixes, the walls can be painted only after the complete drying.

As a finishing material, you can also use plaster with additional decorative effects – there are ready-made of a mixture of "silk," "suede", "Sandstone", etc.

The most expensive is considered to be Venetian decorative plaster ("Venetian") – surface finish becomes marble, shiny. Self-applied Venetian plaster is hard, the choice of such a finishing material is best to seek help from professionals, but their services usually cost more than a regular masters.