Can I Apply It On Any Surface?
The resins present in its composition assure it an adhesion such that it makes it suitable to be applied almost on any surface, including glass, although little choice would be made of glass as a support material.
Regardless of this, it is mainly applied on thick plaster with an even finish.
If this is not the case, it will be necessary to make a previous or level preparation, with the same diluted product or with ceramic adhesive applied with a trowel. Otherwise, its reduced thickness would reveal the irregularities of the background.
It is offered mainly in cans of 10 or 20 liters (or “Kg.”, According to other manufacturers), in an extensive palette of colors and with a fine, medium or thick finish.
These three terminations will depend primarily on the granulometry (i.e., the size) of the mineral components (sands) of the dough. These are the ones that when pressing the mixture on the wall will leave the rugosity and marks so typical of this product.
Plastic Wall Covering
The size of the coarse aggregates (sands) marks the roughness of the texture
They are usually sold together with a roller application base, which as a primer, uniforms the absorption and gives more mordant (anchoring) to the new surface to improve the application of the coating.
Advantages Of Plastic Coating
still not being clear about its benefits?
To the elasticity above, which makes it much more resistant to aging and the aggression of atmospheric agents, add the reduction of work times. In a single step, the fine plaster, the finished plaster, and the finishing paint are replaced, and that is where a comparison should be established that leads us to evaluate the suitability of its use.
Behind the objective of lowering the costs of your construction, admittedly at this point, you will already have a pencil and calculator in hand. Let’s see it them.
Is Plastic Coating More Expensive?
Although from the economic point of view it is still a more expensive product, we should not keep that first impression.
If we compare the traditional finishing system of excellent renders and paint, with its duration in time and the need for less frequent maintenance, the equation is leveled and can even tip the scales in your favor.
It is much more resistant to the formation of fungi and molds, and its maintenance is reduced to a mild hydrolavado, whenever it is necessary. I advance to the question you will be asking yourself: the day you get tired of the color, you can paint with any free latex.