rough plaster


Postby kismet » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:52 am

I have just moved to france and have a few walls that need to be plastered, I would like to do them so they have a slightly rough finish as the house is not new enough to have completly smooth walls. how do I rough plaster?
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:47 pm

Depends on what you mean by rough?
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Postby kismet » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 am

it just means that any kind of plastering I attempt doesn't need to be perfect, I'm not looking for totaly smooth walls. I haven't done any kind of plastering, but as this is very expensive to have done in France, I thought I would try it, and if I can get a rough look (as in textured) it would fit into the rest of the house nicely. if you could recommend a book or a dvd which I could follow that would be good. they don't do classes here as it's a registered profession. thanks
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Postby trowel09 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:01 pm

[quote="kismet"]I have just moved to france and have a few walls that need to be plastered, I would like to do them so they have a slightly rough finish as the house is not new enough to have completly smooth walls. how do I rough plaster?[/quote] you could add some silica sand to the plaster as you mix,test a small area first,or try to match exsisting roughness with more course sand they come in diff grade god luck
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Postby kbrownie » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:02 pm

Try
Repair and Renovate: Masonry and Plastering (Repair & renovate) (Paperback)
by Mike Lawrence
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Postby swidders » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:05 am

you could use plastering sand / cement mix and a wooden float to finish it off.

not easy but you'll have longer to play with it before it becomes unworkable.
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