What makes marble plaster so attractive to both building owners and construction professionals alike is that it gives any surface the high end elegance and glamour that marble is known to bring without burning a hole in your budget.
While it looks very expensive, and also brings a smooth and polished finish to any wall. What also makes this material very interesting is that, like real marble, this plaster also lends the surface it is applied to with a two-tone and multi-dimensional appearance, which makes the wall more visually exciting.
This type of plaster usually comes in warm tines, so it is perfect to be placed at home interiors, as well as stately offices. With this kind of plaster applies to a wall, the room comes more alive and vibrant, with its depth and patina determined by how many layers of the plaster is placed. This means that the more plaster layers are added, the more deep the wall looks.
There are so many colors available for marble plaster, and the chosen color would mostly depend on what shade will complement the furnishings present in the room, as well as the personal preference of the building owner, of course. This plaster is available in three various textures: the micro, the variant that gives a more rustic and traditional look; the satin, which makes the wall shinier and smoother; and medium, which brings a balance between a very shiny and matte surface.
Applying this kind of plaster is a good DIY project because the steps are relatively easy, so it will not take too much effort, as well as time. The materials to be used are also quite affordable, so there is no need to worry about losing a lot of money in case the project does not produce the expected or desired results. First, a small amount of the plaster must be applied to the wall in overlaps. The plaster must be continuously applied until the whole surface is fully covered. But in case there are areas in the original wall that will still show, you shouldn’t worry, as it is just the first coating anyway.
Allow for up to four hours for the plaster to dry, after which it will turn lighter in color if totally dried.At a right 90 degree angle, hold the spatula while skimming the surface, leveling it as you apply plaster in it. Proceed until the entire wall is finished. As in the first step, allow for the surface to completely dry, and repeat the procedure once or twice more if there is a need for a third or fourth coating. After applying the final coat, polish the surface by using sandpaper with 600 grit in circular motion.
For a more polished appearance, you may use a steel spatula and rub it against the plastered wall with pressured circular motions.As illustrated above, applying marble plaster isn’t much a challenge as there isn’t a huge amount of time and effort that must be invested into it. However, letting the project be done by companies that have the sterling reputation as Decorete can take a lot of hassle out of the equation. With years of experience in supplying and applying building materials to residential and commercial spaces, it is no wonder why Decorete has achieved a most trusted status in the construction industry.
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