With many homeowners looking to upgrade their home, we're happy to say that plaster is making somewhat of a resurgence when it comes to walls and interior finishing's. We can't say our team at Do-All Stucco & Stone is very surprised, after all, plaster provides interiors with an extra shine and depth when light hits it and it can really add a great pop to your home. And unlike paint, it is free of any harsh chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Another reason homeowners are beginning to take notice of plaster for their interiors is due to the fact that is it is durable and can last longer when compared to drywall. And while it can require more skill to install (that’s where we can help!) the outcome is always worth the wait.
Which Type of Plaster Should I Use?
Since interior plastering has different requirements, before beginning any plater project in your home, be sure to do your homework and contact our Do-All Stucco & Stone team. The last thing you want to do is start a plastering project, only to have it done incorrectly. But not all plasters are created equal, and some may not be suitable for your needs.
So, to help, here is a breakdown of some different types of plaster that can be used for interior walls and the benefits each can bring your project.
This plaster is available in a wide range of colors and can be used in both your kitchen and your bathroom (unlike clay plaster). To get an extra layer of protection for this type of wall finish you can apply a layer of Marseilles-style soap or bee’s wax.
Gypsum plaster cannot be polished and since it doesn’t have as many layers as some other plasters it will not appear to have as much depth or subtle color choices/finishes.
Before application, always sand and use primer on the surface you are working on before applying any of your clay plaster. Getting the consistency, you need may require a few tries at mixing your clay with water, but once you get it, you will want to apply roughly 5 layers for best results.
Get Interior Plastering Services & More for Do-All Stucco & Stone
Hopefully, this guide gave you a better idea of the types of plaster you may need for your next home remodeling project. At Do-All Stucco & Stone our team provides professional interior plastering services, so you can get the exact finish you want. No matter the room, we can tackle any interior plaster job you need. And if you’re only looking for plaster repairs, no problem, our team can easily do those for you as well.
To learn more about our plaster installation services, along with our stucco, stone and masonry services, please contact our Red Deer team today.