Remove cotton plaster with water and use it again

Cotton plaster is also known as liquid wallpaper. The proximity of the materials and their processing are particularly noticeable when removing. Almost all manufacturers of cotton plaster use water-soluble glues made from cellulose as binding agents. This leads to an easy detachment from the wall after extensive moistening and wetting.

Get wet and slide

The removal of cotton plaster corresponds in principle to the return to the processing state. In contrast to the removal of interior plaster, which "clings" to the substrate and is physically "entangled" with it, the cotton plaster remains an independent solidified mass.

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In order to liquefy the textile mass again, it is sprayed with water. A conventional plant spray bottle with a capacity of five liters is the most practical to use. The cotton plaster is sprayed generously from top to bottom. Since it can "slip" after just a few minutes, a protective film should be laid generously on the floor in front of the wall.

Reuse possible

The soaked cotton plaster is pushed down from the wall with a spatula. If it doesn't come off easily, spraying again will help. If the old plaster is caught, it makes sense to collect it in a ready-made container such as a bucket or bowl. The removed cotton plaster can be mixed with glue again and applied as a fresh new plaster.

It can be disposed of with normal household waste without any problems, as cotton plaster does not contain any chemical components. In many cases, removing, at least partially, is less time-consuming than cleaning cotton plaster.

Aids and tools

Only a few tools are required to remove cotton plaster:

  • Water spray bottle without artificial pressure booster
  • spatula
  • Cover film
  • If necessary, screwing tool for skirting boards
  • If necessary masking tape
  • Collection vessel such as a bucket or bowl

When wetting the wall, it is important to pay attention to the subsurface. If it is moisture-sensitive materials such as soft rock, other flush-mounted plaster, lime or clay content, the substrate can also be solved when piloting the cotton plaster.

Tips & Tricks When scratches, cracks or holes were created at their cotton plaster, they can target them targeted and rework. However, make sure not to distribute color traces through angered dirt or dirty tools.