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Plastering - Airless Spray Plastering

All you need to know about airless spray plastering


When it comes to plastering, you may think it is always the same, using the same technique, methods and materials. However, this is only sometimes the case. 


Traditional plastering still has its place in home renovations, but there are other approaches that you can take that have their own benefits. 


One of these is airless spray plastering. 


What is airless spray plastering?


Compared to traditional plastering, airless spray plastering is definitely seen as more of a filler than the plaster you may be used to applying to your walls. However, it still offers the protection and finishes you are looking for with traditional plaster. 


The filler material is designed to be used with an airless sprayer, which is a specific type of machinery that will ensure that the plaster is applied to either walls or ceilings. 


The surface it will be sprayed onto will still need to be prepared as it would for traditional plastering, but once it is sprayed, it will provide an even coating which you can then use to decorate on. 


What are the benefits of airless spray plastering?


Seeing as traditional plastering already works brilliantly well in various homes, you may wonder why you would consider airless spray plastering instead. There are several great benefits to spray plaster which you may not even realise. 


The first is that it is known to dry incredibly quickly, which is ideal if your DIY or décor project has a relatively short turn-around time. This quick drying speed is all due to the low water content (around 3%), which helps it to dry roughly four times faster than traditional approaches. In project terms, you usually have to wait 5 days before you can paint on plaster, whereas with airless spray plastering, you can usually paint the very next day. 


Another great thing about spray plastering is that it is more flexible than traditional plaster materials. It is not as brittle, especially after it dries, and when you have applied it to the chosen surface, you will find that it adheres to the surface much better. 


Plastering can be messy; however, spray plaster is known to cause less mess than its counterpart. This is because it is pre-mixed, so you don’t have to prep it before you get to work. Not only this, but overspray doesn’t usually happen either, which means you have less to clean up. 


Spray plaster is also incredibly easy to use and can easily cover large areas. This means that if you are looking for a quick and easy way to get your home ready to paint, it could be the ideal solution. 


Find out more about your plastering options before starting your home project, and you will be sure to have a home you can feel proud of in no time. 

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