Plaster is formulated to allow both interior and exterior applications. Modern plaster mixes are lime, cement, or acrylic based applications. The mix you choose will depend on where you intend to use the plaster inside your building and what your preference is for its exterior application. The professionals at Stan Wilson Plastering have years of experience fulfilling the desires of residential and commercial customers in Auburn, CA.
Acrylic-based plaster mixes are most suitable for high traffic areas and they are good for exterior uses, as the acrylic mortar is extremely durable. Acrylic-based mixes are water repellent and easy to clean and patch up, if necessary. Cement-based plaster is most suitable for wet areas or areas exposed to the weather. Lime plaster can be used on exterior or interior surfaces. Its primary benefit is that it is mold resistant.
The finish of a room needs to be decided in advance, as it will decide the order in which the room is plastered. It will also determine the composition of the plaster. All these mixes can have a smooth or rough finish.
• Smooth Plaster—A smooth finish is the most common choice for interior walls. A ceiling with a smooth finish is completed before the walls. As the plaster is smoothed, pieces of mortar will fall on the walls below.
• Textured or Rough Plaster—This type of finish is usually selected for places where a finish is less important. It costs less than a smooth finish, which is more labor intensive. A textured ceiling is plastered after the walls, as the rough plaster will not splatter on the walls underneath. The company will discuss the details with you.
Plastering is an art in experienced hands. Plaster is available in hundreds of colors, and it can be applied in different ways to achieve the finish and texture you desire. The finishes can be matte, semi-matte, high-gloss, or shiny. Textures can be sand-washed, stone-like, soft and smooth, or more heavily textured. Plaster repair is also a specialty of Stan Wilson Plastering.