According to the name, cotton plaster consists of up to 95 percent textile fibers. They result in the unique wall covering, which is also known as liquid wallpaper. The nature and thickness of the material can cause problems that do not play a role with other types of plaster and wallpaper. Odors and discoloration are noticeable.
Four important aspects
Cotton plaster, which is popular in the Far East, is becoming more and more popular among the types of wall plaster. The texture of the textile is not directly comparable to curtains and drapes, but it develops properties that are known from these materials. The following three problems more or less affect cotton plaster:
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- Even coverage
- Uniform and unaffected color of the wall plaster
- Moisture can dissolve the plaster and lead to mold
- The textile fibers absorb intense odors
Secure coloring and color
In order to apply an even color, the substrate must be checked for discoloration potential before applying cotton plaster. All remnants of previous wall coverings such as paint and glue or dirt can lead to staining and discoloration.
If the surface has a darker color than the plaster when processing the cotton plaster, this can shine through after drying. Particularly when spraying cotton plaster, a uniform material thickness must be ensured in order to avoid staining. To ensure that coloring substances or translucent substrates affect the plaster, an insulating paint should be applied as a primer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not underestimate odor absorption
Often underestimated is the ability of a cotton plaster to absorb odors and "store" them permanently. When deciding for or against textile plaster, two arguments play the most important role:
- How sensitive are the residents to smells?
- How intense and strong are the smells that develop?
While this aspect plays a subordinate role in odorless rooms such as bedrooms and living rooms, hallways, children's rooms and staircases, the following rooms may not be suitable for this high-quality plaster:
- All rooms where people smoke and especially the ceilings
- Heavily used kitchens that fry and cook a lot
- A room in which a wood-burning stove or open fireplace is operated?