The modern market of finishing materials for different surfaces is so diverse that it is easy to get lost among all these jars, bags, rolls, boxes ... Decorative mosaic plaster is a relatively new material, which, however, has already managed to win the trust of buyers, thanks to its excellent performance characteristics, as well as its attractive appearance. Plaster is suitable for interior and exterior wall decoration.
Mosaic plaster is made on the basis of acrylic resins and natural stone chips. Such material has been used since ancient Greek times, and over time it has not lost its position. The plaster contains chips of granite, quartz, marble, malachite, lapis lazuli.
Depending on the type of filler, a shade of the finished mixture is created. Fraction 0.
8 mm - 3 mm forms a granular structure, and after complete drying, a wonderful, pleasant texture is formed on the surface of the walls.
Production of mosaic plaster for decorating walls must comply with GOST standards. When buying material, be sure to ask to show the quality certificate so as not to buy a pig in a poke. High-quality products will delight you with the beauty of the cladding for many years.
The color palette is 12 shades with a fraction of 0.8 - 2 mm. Consumption per 1 m² - 3 - 4.5 kg. The plaster can be stored for six months in dry rooms.
It is noteworthy that the material is sold ready-made, so after opening the container, you can start using it. The average price of the solution ranges from 3500 to 4500 rubles.
Drying time for one layer is from 4 to 6 hours. Fraction size from 0.5 mm - 3 mm, cost from 1400 to 1800 rubles per bag.
It is characterized by durability and strength, suitable for use in premises with a high level of traffic. Economical consumption - about 3 kg / 1m².
5 - 2 mm, the consumption of mosaic plaster is 3 - 5 kg / m². The package contains instructions from the manufacturer, in which the steps for preparing the mixture are clearly described.The plaster does not need to be leveled and trowelled, the mixture does not spread when applied to the surface.
8 mm. A distinctive feature of the material is the rapid solidification after application to the walls, so the master has only 10 - 15 minutes to level the mixture. Drying time at optimum humidity level is 24 hours. The coating is durable and durable. Shelf life - 1 year from the date of manufacture.
The plastered surface can be varnished.
The material is suitable for wall cladding made of concrete, aerated concrete, bricks.
To cope with the task is within the power of everyone, even an inexperienced person.
Note. The negative qualities of mosaic plaster are not so significant that they should be abandoned.
Positive properties can compensate for all the shortcomings of the material.
The material is divided into types depending on:
In addition, the pigments enhance the decorative properties of the mortar.
Coarse mosaic plaster will require a lot more for finishing the same area compared to fine grain material.
Note. The binders added to mosaic plaster are different in all types of mixes.
The material contains acrylic polymer, which provides plasticity and elasticity of the mass. Plasters of this type are sold ready-made. Stir the mixture before use.
For exterior cladding, a cement-based mixture is best suited. For internal lining, any of these compositions are used. The popularity of mineral mosaic plaster is due to its affordable price and increased level of strength.
The disadvantage of the mixture is instant solidification.
Finishing work with the use of mosaic plaster provides for work in a certain sequence.
The final result depends on how scrupulous you are to work.
Before applying the plaster to the walls, the surface should be cleaned of dirt, grease stains, traces of old paint, cement, wallpaper. All surface defects such as chips, cracks, gouges are carefully repaired and leveled. After drying the walls, apply a primer in 2 - 3 layers. Remember that each layer needs to be dried.
Prepare according to the attached instructions, in strict observance of proportions. First you need to prepare a solution, following the instructions and observing all proportions. A wide spatula is used to apply the composition. Movements are made in the direction from bottom to top.
The surface is smoothed with a special tool - with a float .
To create lines and patterns on the wall, use stencils or roll them.
The next step is to dry the plaster in natural conditions, covering the surface with a protective film that will help protect the material from the negative effects of the external environment when it comes to facades. You can remove the polyethylene after 4 days.
For bedrooms, children's rooms and living rooms, a plaster mixture is used.
Scrupulous adherence to all the nuances in working with the material, following the instructions, correct mixing of the composition, ensures a guaranteed high-quality result, which will delight you for a long time. In addition, it saves money, because you do not have to redo frequently repairs.
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