Applying plaster to walls gives them a neat and smoother finish, and this is the reason why most people get the inside and outside of their homes plastered. It not only changes the appearance of the walls, but also keeps it protected against external elements, making the walls resistant to weather conditions like heat, rain, snow, etc.
As easy as it may look, in reality erecting concrete walls is not as simple; it requires professionals to give the walls a required quality, durability and appearance. A poorly prepared surface can lead to many subsequent problems like cracking, and sagging of walls with the passage of time. To avoid such situations take note of a few important tips for plastering concrete walls:
Remove all paint before plastering
Properly preparing the wall for plastering is essential. If there is any flaked paint on the wall, remove it all before you start plastering. The most preferred way of doing this is getting the wall sandblasted. Alternately one can also make use of metal laths before plastering, as a substitute.
Fill up cracks
Walls may have several cracks on their surface and these needs to be filled prior to plastering. These cracks are potential sites for the growth of mold and mildew. And if there is already some mold growth, first get rid of that, then fill the cracks and finally plaster the wall surface. You could use a wire brush for the same.
Cover painted walls with bonding agent
If the walls are already painted and you wouldn’t like to get them sandblasted for paint removal, the next best option you have is to cover the painted walls with a bonding agent to let the plaster stick to it tightly without any possibility of cracking or withering away.
Coating the walls with plaster
For coating the walls with plaster many layers can be created. The first being the dash layers, where a thin layer of concrete is applied to the surface of the wall. Then apply a base coat of plaster. Mix the plaster carefully according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and apply the same to the wall. You can smoothen this layer if you want a fine wall surface, or leave the wall rough for a textured look.
Let this wall dry overnight. Next apply the final coat of plaster over its surface with the same technique as used earlier.
Maintenance of plastered walls
Once the concrete walls are ready they also need regular maintenance for a longer shelf life. Whether it is walls of the patio, garage or the any other walls, they are subject to normal wear and tear, which if taken care of in time can save you money and well as effort of getting them plastered over and over again.
For concrete cleaning in Brisbane you can hire professional services, or do it yourself. The former being a rather convenient option and the later being somewhat inconvenient especially if you are working. Professionals use pressure cleaning along with cleansers to get rid of all gravel and stain from concrete walls.
Besides this, if your driveway is also a concrete surface it will also require regular cleaning. For this again you can hire professionals for Driveway cleaning Brisbane. They could undertake concrete cleaning projects, or even take single cleaning assignments.
For any kind of plastering or cleaning service, you can now get in touch with Handyman Brisbane. They are a reliable service provider, and their professionals are well served with all techniques of plastering and cleaning.