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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How to give your walls a facelift!

Something every home owner can do to increase the value of your property is to upgrade the look of the walls with re-coat plaster. Whether your walls currently have an un-appealing 70's popcorn texture or you are sick of the old look, re-coat plaster can be a good solution. If you are plastering the walls yourself be sure to apply a bonder to the wall. A bonder can be made by mixing 50 % glue to 50% water. Before the bonder is applied scrap down the walls to remove the old rough texture. All holes, cracks, and gaps must be covered with mesh tape which can be found at most hardware stores. Excalibur or Diamond plaster can be used with a mixture of 1 part plaster to 2 parts water. The plaster will set up faster than you plan so make sure that you start by mixing only half buckets. If possible, purchase silica sand to add to the plaster. The sand gives the plaster texture and makes it easier to apply. Apply the plaster to the walls and ceilings. Start with the ceiling first so that you don’t drip on freshly plastered walls. Once the plaster is fairly set up, take your trowel and smooth out any lines. If you have any questions about re-coat plaster, please leave us feedback.Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Facebook or Plasteringandstucco.com