Instructions for applying roll-up plaster

If you intend to apply roll-up plaster yourself, this is usually not a problem, as hardly any skill is required and the result is almost always a cleanly plastered wall with a light, visually very interesting structure. However, you have to pay attention to correct processing and correct preparation.

Step 1: prepare walls

In any case, check the condition of the wall before plastering. Walls must be clean, dry, solid and, if possible, non-absorbent. Chalking and absorbent substrates must always be fixed with a deep primer (€ 4.81 at Amazon *) before applying the plaster. Unevenness on the wall should be filled beforehand. In contrast to cleaning with a trowel, even slight unevenness can hardly be evened out with roller plaster, since the plaster application here is usually thinner and more even than with a trowel plaster. Of course, filling should be done before applying the deep primer.

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Step 2: preparatory work in the room

When the deep primer has been applied and dried, please carefully mask all areas that should not be touched by the plaster. Even with a skilful application, roll-on plaster usually tends to spray, so proceed exactly when masking and cover the floor with painter's tape as well as possible and the window and door surfaces as well as switches and other elements in the wall with a suitable film. Stir the container evenly, preferably with a drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *) and a whisk. This is important because otherwise it will be very difficult to apply evenly - and you can see that on the wall at the end. If you use tinting paint, always stir until no more streaks of paint appear in the container.

Step 3: the plastering

First dampen the roller a little with water so that it absorbs the plaster better. Now apply the plaster with the roller with movements that are as even as possible, always in the same direction. All parts of the wall must be covered evenly and thickly. Corners and edges are a bit tricky, but you should work with the brush as little as possible, as the difference in structure is usually clearly visible. You should therefore always roll over your brushwork.

Step 4: finishing up

If necessary, rework with the structure roller or a structure sponge, then remove all masking and let the plaster dry. A subsequent painting, when the plaster is dry, can, but does not necessarily have to be done for all plasters.