do roll-up plaster yourself

With a little skill, you can easily do roll-up plaster yourself (€ 49.99 at Amazon *) and thus save the costs for the work of the craftsman. You can also usually do decorative designs well yourself. However, there are a few important things to consider.

Apply the roll-up plaster correctly

In contrast to the trowel, you don't need a skilled hand when plastering from the roller, and smoothing and correcting the layer thickness is not necessary if you swap the trowel for the roller. It is only important that you use the right product on the one hand and the right tool on the other. For the application of the plaster, the roll should be as short-pile as possible, as the plaster covers better and rests firmly on the wall. If the plaster is to be structured, either with a surface brush, a structure sponge or a structure roller, you should start with it no later than 10-15 minutes after application. If larger areas are to be plastered, it is therefore worth engaging a knowledgeable helper who will start structuring on the surfaces already covered with plaster. Otherwise you can of course also work your way from surface to surface when you are alone - but this usually means a certain hectic pace. Since plaster splatters, you should remember to mask off cleanly beforehand.

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Proper wall preparation

Since almost all surfaces to be plastered are absorbent to a certain extent, it is advisable to prepaint Tiefengrund (€ 4.81 at Amazon *) with the brush in almost all cases. One coat is usually sufficient, but on highly absorbent surfaces you should apply a second coat to be on the safe side. Particular attention should be paid to very strongly chalking substrates. Correct and careful masking with painter's tape and foil is part of a proper procedure - by the way, you should remove all coverings as soon as possible after applying the plaster.