How to Use Sheetrock Universal Plaster for Roughing and Finishing Walls: Overview + Video

How to Use Sheetrock Universal Plaster for Roughing and Finishing Walls: Overview + Video Putty walls - one of the ways to process them. It is used for various purposes, for example, to level uneven surfaces before finishing. To obtain an excellent result, it is important to follow the application technology and choose the optimal material.

"Sheetrock" putty is a quality product that can be used by both masters and beginners.

Features of Shitrok plaster

The material has a number of positive characteristics, thanks to which it is popular.

Among them are the following:

  • How to Use Sheetrock Universal Plaster for Roughing and Finishing Walls: Overview + Video does not require mixing. The mixture is sold ready-made, just open the package and get to work. This significantly saves labor and time;
  • suitable for roughing and finishing of surfaces;
  • oily structure provides ease of application, adheres to hand tools, does not run off;
  • low material consumption due to technical features, namely excellent density, due to which the layer comes out even without flaws;
  • ease of processing of plastered walls. For this, the masters are advised to use an abrasive mesh, with a grain size of 180 units;
  • the mixture is sold in containers of different volumes, which allows you to choose the optimal volume for work. Each package indicates the consumption per 1 m 2 , which will allow you to quickly determine the amount of the mixture;
  • shitrok plaster has a white tint, but after being applied to the walls, it turns into beige;
  • after the plaster has dried, the surface will become even and smooth;
  • the drying time of the material is 3 - 5 hours, and after the time has elapsed, you can start grouting and sanding.


  • color - white or beige;
  • density - 1.65 kg / l;
  • storage in a closed container - up to six months;
  • application method - manually or using tools;
  • application feature - work can be carried out at a room temperature of 13ºC.
  • is sold in containers of 3.5 and 17 liters.

Advantages and disadvantages of Sheetrock

The material is endowed with excellent characteristics, such as:

  • strength of adhesion to the surface.

    The material does not move away from the walls over time, does not crumble;

  • attractive appearance;
  • long shelf life (much higher than that of analogues);
  • practicality. After a while, the technical characteristics of the putty do not fall, and the consumption does not increase;
  • affordable price;
  • minimum shrinkage.

Note. In order for the plaster to last longer, close it tightly with a lid, and protect it from the sun. In this form, the material will stand for a long time.

The material has one significant drawback - heavy weight. The 3.5 l capacity weighs about 5 kg, 17 l - about 30 kg.It won't be easy to drag such a bucket to the car, but compared to the advantages of putty, this disadvantage is lost against their background.

Scope of Shitrok plaster

Putty is most in demand as a finishing material, for applying paint or gluing wallpaper.

But this is only a small part of where you can use the sheetrock.

It all depends on the task:

  • sealing of defects and cracks on the walls of their concrete, brick or plaster surfaces;
  • leveling the walls in house;
  • putty of gaps between drywall sheets, together with a connecting tape;
  • finishing of corners;
  • processing of metal surfaces;
  • finishing work with walls;
  • formation of a textured surface.

"Sheetrock" universal putty is the best that manufacturers of finishing materials could come up with. It is versatile and suitable for any job.

Types of plaster

Putty is made in three types, each of which has its own peculiarities of use.

  • Taping Joint Compound. Used to restore damaged surfaces. Suitable for sealing cracks, has excellent adhesion to drywall. It is applied in the thinnest layer, but has high strength. The material has the lowest shrinkage.

    Often used for reapplication on walls. The putty is not suitable for seams.

  • Sheetrock All purpose Compound. Universal putty, ideal for wall finishing, cracking and seaming. It makes it easy to create texture and patterns on the surface.

    The material is not suitable for use in rooms with high humidity levels.

  • Superfinish Danogips Sheetrock. Finishing putty with high adhesion, which, however, is not enough to handle huge cracks. It is used for finishing drywall, painted surfaces, fiberglass.

Specifics of applying "Sheetrock" putty

Decorating walls with sheetrock plaster does not cause any particular difficulties, everything is quite simple.

The main thing is to observe the temperature regime, the room should not be colder than + 13 ° С, as well as the optimal level of humidity.

First, the walls must be prepared. To do this, using the building level, the flatness of the surface is determined. If differences of more than 2 cm are found, a primer is applied. Then they proceed to putty.

The container with the mass is opened and mixed. A wide spatula and a falcon are best for the job. A small amount of the prepared Sheetrock is applied to the falcon with a spatula. The putty must be applied in one layer to the surface and leveled in the process. It is permissible to apply several layers, while allowing it to dry out.

After the mixture is completely dry, proceed to grouting and sanding.

Note. If necessary, dilute the putty with water, adding small portions of 50 ml, gradually stirring.It is important not to overflow the water, otherwise the material will lose its ability to adhere to the surface.

It is inadmissible to add other substances to the mixture for dilution.

If the mass is frozen, after thawing it is stirred until homogeneous, preventing the formation of air bubbles. To prevent the freezing of the putty, the container is covered with a film for thermal insulation or foam. After finishing the finishing work, the bucket with the material is tightly closed and stored indoors.

Treatment of seams with putty:

  • use a 12 cm wide spatula for work;
  • tape is glued in the center and pressed into the wall;
  • the protruding mixture is removed and reapplied with a thin layer on the tape;
  • screw heads are putty;
  • after the first layer has hardened, apply the second with a 20 cm spatula;
  • after the second layer has dried, apply the thinnest layer of Sheetrock finishing filler, using a 25 cm spatula;
  • use a damp sponge to smooth the seams.

Processing of inner corners:

  • the glued tape is coated with putty;
  • the tape is folded in the middle along the length and pressed against the corner;
  • the excess mass is disposed of and applied thinly to the tape;
  • wait until solidification;
  • the second layer is applied to one side and dried;
  • the third layer is smeared with the second side and also wait for drying.

Processing of external corners:

  • a metal corner profile is attached;
  • three layers of putty are applied, drying each of them. The width of layer number two differs from the first by 10 - 15 cm. The third layer is applied in such a way that it slightly extends beyond the edges of the previous one.

Creation of texture:

  • using a brush, a shitrok plaster is applied to the surface;
  • the texture is created using a roller, a sponge and paper;
  • drying period - about a day, if the humidity in the room is not more than 50%, and the temperature is + 18 ° C.

Grinding :

  • a sponge and sandpaper are used to grind the surface;
  • the sponge is moistened and wrapped in paper.

    This is done in order to minimize dust;

  • the job is done with simple strokes over irregularities;
  • fewer movements are required to obtain the ideal surface.

Safety precautions

When working with plaster, the following precautions must be taken:

  • if the solution gets into the eyes, rinse them with plenty of running water;
  • put on goggles, a respirator and gloves during grinding;
  • keep the material out of the reach of children;
  • If accidentally swallowed, induce vomiting, flush stomach or seek medical attention.

Consumption: For 1m 2 about 1 kg of shitrok putty is used. This is because the material does not "shrink" after drying. The oily structure also helps to reduce consumption by providing a smooth glide on the surface.

Consumption of Sheetrock putty for plasterboard joints is 28 kg / 55 m 2 , for texture - 28 kg / 20 m 2 .

( 1 grade, average 5 of 5 )