Gypsum plaster: this is how it works

Even beginners can work with gypsum plaster. Gypsum plaster is inexpensive and easy to mix. With the right tool and after a few test runs, the first surface is plastered. A chic wall enhances the living space.

Requirements for perfect processing

Before starting the plastering work, there are a few prerequisites that you need to make sure of. The surface to be plastered must not be damaged, dirty or dusty. There must be no paint residues or loosened old plaster on it. Damage in the wall must be repaired. If it is a freshly renovated subsurface, only work on it after the necessary drying phase. Protect the floor with a film and tape up windows and doors that could be soiled by the plastering work. Never plaster plaster at temperatures below five degrees. The plaster of paris does not mind high summer temperatures.

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Insert the tool correctly

You will learn how to use the tool through practice. Have an experienced craftsman explain the correct use to you or take a look at the corresponding tutorials on the Internet.
For the processing of gypsum plaster you need:

  • Mortar (7.79 € at Amazon *) bucket or tub to mix
  • Electric stirring rod or corresponding attachment for the drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *)
  • Trowel
  • spatula
  • Smoothing trowel

Mix the gypsum plaster exactly according to the manufacturer's instructions. Put the dry mortar into the flowing mixed water and stir the mass thoroughly for at least five minutes. Now you can apply the plaster. Take about half a trowel of the ready-mixed gypsum plaster and apply the plaster to the wall. You pull it up onto the surface from the bottom up. When the first two square meters of the wall are plastered, the smoothing trowel is used. You can use it to smooth the plaster. Depending on your further design requirements, you can continue working with a felt board when the plaster is to be felted. Or you can use special tools to work structures into the plaster. You can use a float to do this, for example.

Tips & Tricks When applying plaster in several layers, each individual layer must dry before the next layer of plaster can be applied. The drying process becomes visible on the wall. In the dried areas it is lighter, in the damp areas it remains dark.