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Different Types of Plaster You Didn’t Know About

by Jamie Dawson Marketing Manager
Plaster is a very innovative product that can be found everywhere. Plaster is a mixture of gypsum, cement, sand, and water which is used in various implementation which you may be familiar with. But do you the types of plasters?

First things first, there are many types of plasters available with different applications and mixing techniques. So, if you are a plasterer at Bayside or into art or medicine, you will find this article very helpful. 

What is plaster?

When you hear the word plaster, you might think of a mortar, levelling bar, trowel, and tons of dirt. Today, plaster is anything that is used to cover the walls from 20 mm lime-cement base plaster to 3 mm clay filler. Anything that is used to coat and protect internal walls and ceilings can be called a plaster. 

Different types of plasters

As mentioned above, there are various types of plasters available with different purposes. 

Bonding plaster

Bonding plaster is considered as an undercoat where other things are added. Bonding plaster is popular for building because of its amazing ability for sticking. And that is the reason it is used on all types of surfaces, even on engineering blocks, and concrete. Moreover, it doesn’t depend on the absorption levels of a surface to be effective making it an ideal wall plaster. 

The bonding plaster is an undercoat, which is the first coat to be applied to a newly patched wall.

Browning plaster

Browning is an undercoat plaster that can be used as a base for paint and other decorative purposes. Browning plaster is very similar to bonding plaster, but it is mostly used with more absorbent surfaces. They can also be used to ‘build-up’ walls and are very useful in construction. 

After applying browning plaster, a finish coat is added to proceedings before anything else is done to the walls. While the drying time of this plaster depends on the weather and the season. While the experts suggest to let the browning plaster set for a day or so before working further on it. 

Thistle plaster

Thistle plaster is the opposite of bonding and browning plaster. It is a finish coat that comes up at the end of the plastering process. It is one of the most popular types of finish plasters you can apply to your home and that is because it is very versatile and convenient to use. 

It is also great for small repair jobs and other tasks that require plaster. Apart from that, Thistle plaster can also be used on plasterboard. It can be applied by hands or by using a mechanical tool. Another reason for its popularity is its quality, as it does a great job and provides you with a smooth surface on which you can apply paint by hiring painters from Bayside.

Carlite plaster

Carlite plaster is a finish coat that is usually used on top of a background. Moreover, it is versatile and can be used on a variety of surfaces and after that, you can add decorative finishes. 

However, the only difference between Thistle and Carlite plaster is the setting time. Carlite is least popular than Thistle but is pretty decent when it comes to durability. Further, Carlite is scratch proof and typically has a strong impact.

Hardwall plaster

This plaster is an undercoat that is commonly used with masonry backgrounds like bricks and medium-density blocks. Alike other undercoat plasters, hard wall plaster is a great choice for a base to work with. Moreover, the ease of application makes it great as a plaster. 

Wrapping Up

So, these are some of the types of plaster that you might not know about. However, if you have plastering or painting work at home and are looking for professionals then simply contact Konnstruct as they have a team of experienced plasterers and painters!

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About Jamie Dawson Freshman   Marketing Manager

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