Apply reinforcement mesh to interior plaster

Under certain conditions, applying a layer of reinforcement to the interior plaster can be useful. How and under what conditions you apply a reinforcement fabric to an interior plaster can be found below.

Reinforcement mesh no plaster base!

First of all, it is important to note that reinforcement fabric is in no way a plaster base. A distinction must also be made between the purpose of applying a reinforcement fabric to the interior plaster.

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The reasons for reinforcement mesh in interior plaster

Plaster base in connection with reinforcement mortar with glass fiber reinforcement to prevent cracking in:

  • Mixed masonry
  • Concrete parts or. Concrete belts
  • when using insulation boards

The fiberglass reinforcement mesh must be alkali-resistant, the reinforcement mortar must also be suitable. Some reinforcement mortars are also known as reinforcement adhesives. These are tempered in such a way that they react chemically when they come into contact with the material of the appropriate insulation boards (e.g. Styrofoam) and bond with the board surface.

Plaster reinforcement or. Plaster reinforcement with a high risk of cracks with plastic or metal reinforcement mesh:

In this case, the reinforcement of the interior plaster is not suitable to protect against construction-related deformations such as thermal deformation, ceiling deflection, creep cracks, etc. to prevent.

Application of the reinforcement fabric to the interior plaster to prevent cracking

Basically, the rule of thumb is that the reinforcement fabric should always be inserted in the upper third of the layer thickness of the plaster. Therefore, with a final layer thickness of 15 mm, you would proceed as follows: First, 10 mm of the plaster or filler (€ 4.25 at Amazon *) is roughly applied.

Application of the reinforcement fabric

Now the reinforcement fabric is inserted. The fabric is laid in the plaster with an overlap of approx. 10 cm. On edges such as windows and doors, the fabric is laid out 20 cm further around the edge. In addition, the fabric must be applied completely wrinkle-free.

After the reinforcement fabric has now been applied to the first layer of plaster or filler, it is smoothed smoothly into the plaster with the smoothing trowel (€ 6.42 at Amazon *). A high spruce should be achieved, especially with leveling compounds, since only this increases the tensile strength significantly.

Second layer of plaster or filler

Finally, the second layer of plaster or filler is applied. The reinforcement fabric is plastered "fresh on fresh" in the interior plaster.

A skin must not have formed on the first layer of plaster or filler. The thickness of the second layer of plaster or filler is now around 5 mm - so that the reinforcement fabric, as mentioned above, is applied in the upper third of the filler or plaster compound.

Tips & Tricks After the interior plaster could cure with the reinforcement tissue, he can be smoothed. You can felt the interior plaster like reinforcement mortar.