Apply roller plaster correctly

If you ask how best to apply roller plaster (€ 49.99 at Amazon *), you often hear the succinct answer: "Simply apply with the roller". But that's not quite true - roll-on plasters, and especially decorative plasters, also offer very different design options when applied. Know how.

Ordinary application

It is best to use short-pile rolls as possible for normal application - they can be made of lambskin or plastic; when applying roll-on plaster, that doesn't matter, so to speak. However, you should always make sure that the role is always compatible with the plaster used. Plasters with a high level of lime and some mineral-based plasters can attack certain plastics, making it difficult to apply evenly, and after a short time the roller is usually no longer suitable for working and is completely stuck together. If in doubt, you should ask again before buying. Existing rolls from previous renovation work should only be used if they are really completely clean and completely intact - otherwise a small amount of damage or dirt on the roll will often be transferred to the wall. In order to enable even movement over the entire wall surface, it is advisable in practice to use an extension handle if possible; a drip grille on the container is a matter of course, as is the case when painting paint with the roller.

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Structure and finish rolls

Each roll creates its own, slightly structured look on the wall - that's why it is necessary to apply it as evenly as possible. Depending on the type of role, this pattern is often slightly different, lambskin, for example, looks a little different from plastic. In addition, there are also so-called finish rolls from some manufacturers that are so short-pile that the plaster is almost smooth after processing with this roll. The use of a finish roller is not absolutely necessary, just another design tool. Alternatively, flat or round brushes, structure sponges or structure rollers could be used - with most types of plaster, however, you should start working on most types of plaster no later than ten minutes after the plaster has been rolled up, as it is still easy to work with here.