Redecorating is a complex and, at the same time, the most interesting creative process. Starting from planning the entire usable area and rough work to finishing the walls. And there are several options: either glue the wallpaper, or make decorative plaster, which, in fact, is even more profitable.
The calculation is simple – if the wall is damaged, and you have expensive wallpaper, then you have to completely rip off and buy new rolls; and if the plaster is damaged, then part of the wall can be easily repaired with the same materials bought at Travis Perkins. In this case, there will be no difference at all. That is, in the long term, from an economic point of view, plaster is much more profitable than wallpaper, which a cat can tear up or a dog can dirty (of course, if you have animals). Moreover, today, materials for wall decoration, when dried, are completely washed. By the way, this is also true if there are small children in the house who love to paint the surfaces of the walls. You can give the offspring a washable marker and calmly watch how they add paws and whiskers to the conditional flower fresco.
Another aspect worth mentioning is aesthetic. Any decorative moulding, pattern or picture can be applied to the wall. Complex or simple – it’s up to the customer to decide. But the fact that it will look organic and unusual is undoubtedly.
What Types Of Plaster Exist?
Structural plaster, which is also called “textured” has a heterogeneous and granular mass. The mixture is based on synthetic latexes, minerals – a cement-lime base – or potassium silicate, which are supplemented with granules of small pebbles, pieces of mica, wood fibre, quartz. The water-based mixture is applied to freshly prepared plaster with a spatula, brush, roller, brush.
Flock plaster (translated from German “flock” – snowflakes, flakes). Builders call flocks “chips”. This is an unusual material based on acrylic paint for wall decoration, which includes several components, including: an acrylic base that dries slowly; flock, which is applied to a wet base; satin or acrylic matt lacquer to protect the surface.
Mosaic plaster from Travis Perkins contains mineral fillers in the form of small coloured pebbles, which, when applied with a spatula, form various patterns on the plaster. It is flexible due to the resin bonding material and resistant to damage. Indoors, it is best suited for decorating walls in kitchens and bathrooms because it pairs well with ceramic and granite tiles. But more often it is decorated with facades.
Silk or Japanese plaster consists of cotton hyphae, silk, mineral and cellulose fibres, mica, and minerals. It is bought in the form of dry mixes, to which colouring pigments and water are added. For the first time, mixtures were brought from Japan, hence the name “Japanese”.
Venetian plaster is able to imitate natural stones, such as marble, skilfully and accurately conveying the natural depth and texture of the stone. The composition of the plaster includes fine stone dust from malachite, onyx, marble, quartz, lime, acrylic and pigment. The plaster is sold as a dry mix. Ready plaster is easy to clean with warm water and soap. Consultants from Travis Perkins can help you choose the most profitable variant!
The main advantage of decorative plaster is that you can decorate the interior design in an original way. At the same time, it turns out a unique, unlike anything else, wall surface finish. Textures, in this case, will form the space of both a house or a flat in general, and a separate room in particular. Depending on the type of plaster application, different types of wall surfaces can be obtained: absolutely smooth, very deep or simulating a hole in the surface.
But in any case, it all depends on imagination and taste! Find the best variants at Travis Perkins!