Most of us not only know, but even at least once in our lives tried to glue paper wallpaper on the wall. And only a few can boast that they know how to apply silk wallpaper . This amazingly beautiful material does not need any specific application tools or any special labor-intensive preparation operations.
How to breed silk plaster
Before gluing silk wallpapers, they should be properly prepared. To do this, dry material, packaged in bags, is poured into a container of a suitable volume. Then it is diluted with water, preheated to 40 - 50 ° in a precisely set proportion. For silk plaster, the instruction suggests adding 4.5 - 5 liters of water.
Then glitter is added to the resulting substance, then glue. Professionals recommend pouring glue into a funnel created in water by hand. This will minimize the risk of lumps. A mixer and other similar devices should not be used in this situation, as they can damage the fibers of the material.
Finally, the resulting substance is sent back to the package, which must be tightly closed. In this state, the material needs to stay for 8 to 12 hours. Only in this way can it acquire the necessary consistency. The silk plaster is now ready to be applied.
Preparing walls for silk plaster
Before by applying decorative silk plaster, walls or ceilings should be prepared accordingly. To do this, they need to be freed from the remnants of old wallpaper, whitewash, damaged putty.
Silk plaster on drywall or concrete also provides for the treatment of surfaces with acrylic primer (colorless or white), then with a starting putty and, finally, with a primer again.
Technology of applying silk plaster
Now you can proceed directly to applying silk wallpaper . This is a fairly simple task, which even a beginner in the field of repairs can handle. The most difficult thing is to evenly distribute the resulting adhesive mass over the surfaces. The optimal layer is 1-1.5 mm.
Follow the recommendations of experts:
- Use a special plastic grater equipped with a comfortable handle.
- Start from the corner and work from left to right.
- After applying silk plaster, rub it straight across the plane.
- Hold the grater at a 20 degree angle to the surface to be treated.
- It is desirable to start the application process from the corner and in the direction from left to right.
- If it is necessary to continue work the next day, process the walls once from corner to corner so that the joints are not noticeable.
We are also often asked if silk plaster can be washed ? The answer is clear: no! But this material is easily restored if necessary.
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