reinforcement fabric at corners

Corners are a chess place for each plastered area. With the help of reinforcing tissues, you can easily avoid the emergence of corresponding cracks. What to consider when using reinforcement tissue on corners and how it is processed, you can read in the following post.

When reinforcement fabric is mainly used

First, it should be noted that reinforcing tissue is not suitable as a cleaner. This is only possible in combination with a corresponding reinforcement mortar. Otherwise, reinforcement mats are used as follows:

  • Also read - reinforcement fabric for compensation mass
  • Read also - process reinforcement mortar
  • Also read - Apply reinforcement mortar
  • as a cleaning ground with reinforcement glue or reinforcing mortar for WDVS facades
  • as a cleaning ground indoors in combination with reinforcement mortar
  • to prevent plaster cracks as plaster reinforcement, not necessarily in reinforcement mortar

You can find out more about applying reinforcement mesh in interior plaster by following our link.

Reinforcement mesh at the corners of facades with ETICS

When attaching reinforcement mesh to corners, a distinction must again be made between corners on facades when installing a thermal insulation composite system and inserting plaster reinforcement into the interior plaster.

For use in the assembly of ETICS insulation panels, there are special angle profiles for the corners that are made from double reinforcement mesh. These are simply worked into the reinforcement mortar like an ordinary reinforcement fabric.

Make sure, however, that the material of the reinforcement fabric corners matches the properties of the reinforcement mortar and all other building materials. A catchphrase that should be mentioned is resistance to alkaline substances.

Reinforcement mesh on corners and edges of interior plasters

So-called notch stresses can occur in the interior at corners and edges of windows and doors. To prevent this, strips of reinforcement fabric must also be inserted diagonally. This is also evident from the assembly specifications of the corresponding DIN EN. Of course, mesh angle profiles can also be used for the corners themselves. Here, too, it is important to ensure that these are resistant to alkaline substances.

Further processing of plaster or filler

Otherwise, the procedure is the same as for any other use of reinforcement fabric. The reinforcement fabric should always be inserted in the upper third of the total layer thickness.

With an absolute layer thickness of 15 mm, you would first apply 10 mm of filler (4.25 € on Amazon *) or plaster, then insert the reinforcement fabric at the corners as well. Now the top layer is applied 5 mm thick. The application of plaster or. The filler is applied fresh on fresh, i.e. before a skin can form on the first layer of plaster with the reinforcement fabric.

Tips & Tricks If you want to use reinforcement mesh on the floor instead, the procedure is slightly different. Here, the fabric is not placed in the upper third, but laid in advance. You can read in detail how the reinforcement fabric for leveling compound is processed in the linked guide.