Plaster reinforcement mesh

Reinforcement mesh can be used in different ways. However, it is common to use it in reinforcement and adhesive plasters. How to plaster reinforcement mesh and what else has to be observed can be found in the following guide.

Different ways of reinforcing plaster

Reinforcements for plasters are already used in a traditional way and have merely been continuously developed. Today there are different ways of reinforcing plaster:

  • Also read - reinforcement mesh for leveling compound
  • Also read - Processing reinforcement mortar
  • Also read - apply reinforcement mortar
  • Plaster as specially modified reinforcement mortar or reinforcement plaster
  • Reinforcement fibers (often made of plastic or fiberglass)
  • Reinforcement mesh (made of metal, plastic or fiberglass)

Reinforcement plasters and fabrics for ETICS

Since the thermal insulation composite systems at the latest, there have been special reinforcement mortars that are used together with reinforcement mesh. In principle, you can also use such fiberglass fabrics with a commercially available lightweight plaster. However, this cannot form such a firm connection with the reinforcement fabric, as it is based on a completely different composition.

Coordinated reinforcement mortar and reinforcing tissue are a veritable connection with each other, which above all raises the already higher tensile strength compared to conventional cleaning again significantly.

Pulling reinforcement tissue with high density

In order to actually develop a reinforcement tissue but actually his positive effect, it must be incorporated with a high build material density in the plaster or mortar (7.79 € at Amazon *). Therefore, this is not simply purged, but strongly compressed.

The reinforcement tissue itself should be inserted and charged in the upper third of the reinforcing mortar. The actual layer thickness of the reinforcing cleaning also depends on the individual requirements and is usually from 1 to 10 mm.

The peculiarity of glass fiber fabrics

Today, fiberglass fabrics are often used. It is therefore important to ensure that the other connected building materials or. Plasters do not have high alkaline values - this would damage the fabric. In addition, the different times of hardening must be taken into account before further processing, as well as the other building materials and plasters for which the reinforcement mortar with reinforcement fabric can be used.

Various plasters and mortars for reinforcement mesh

In addition, a distinction must be made between different reinforcement mortars. Reinforcement plasters, which are also declared as adhesive or adhesive plaster, were mostly developed for use in ETICS, i.e. for gluing on the insulation boards. These reinforcement mortars are tempered in such a way that they slightly dissolve the insulation board in the upper layer and form a solid chemical bond - similar to water glass on corresponding plasters.

Coordinate reinforcement plaster, reinforcement mesh with all building materials

So you always have to match the reinforcement mortar, reinforcement fabric and the additionally used top and bottom plasters exactly to one another. The plastering of reinforcement mesh is different depending on the plaster used and the material of the reinforcement mesh. Always use the instructions for use from the manufacturer concerned.

Tips & Tricks Reinforcement mortar has also been used as interior plaster for a long time. You can find out under what conditions you should use reinforcement plaster as interior plaster and when using it does not help if you follow our linked guide.