Multi Finish Plaster

Multi Finish Plaster

About Plastering Work

There are some different types of plater too and one of these is Multi Finish Plaster. Plaster is a soft mixture of water, lime, and either sand or cement. This mixture is spread on walls ceilings, or other structures to form a smooth hard surface when dried. Plaster is often used to cover surfaces such as internal or external walls and ceilings. It can also be called plaster of Paris, plasterwork, or stucco. However, stucco generally has a rougher texture than plaster and is typically used for outdoor work, while plaster is typically used inside and out.

Plasterwork has been around since ancient times. The earliest examples of plaster date back to 7500 BC in civilizations located in present-day Jordan and Turkey. Interestingly, these cities also represent some of the earliest archaeological examples of civilization.

The ancient plaster was clay-based and used on large scales to cover the walls, floors, and hearths within their homes. It was also used to create frescoes, depicting scenes of hunting and volcanoes.

Plaster has certainly evolved over the past several thousand years. Today, you can purchase different types of plaster that are smoother, easier to apply and spread, and more durable than their ancient counterparts.

About Multi Finish / Multifinish Plaster

Multi finish plaster, or multifinish plaster, can be applied to a multitude of backgrounds including internal walls and ceilings. It also makes an ideal base for decorative finishes. Multi finish plaster is appropriate for nearly all varieties of suction.

But what is suction when referring to plaster? Basically, a high suction surface means it’s very porous and any plaster that is applied to it will stick very well. However, the plaster will have all of the moisture sucked out. This would leave the plastered surface too dry before you have time to flatten it out. The suction can sometimes be controlled by first applying water over the surface.

Multi finish plaster has several notable benefits.

  • It is quick and easy to apply.
  • It is incredibly versatile and can be used on nearly any background.
  • It has a reliable setting time.
  • It is durable.
  • It has excellent workability.
  • It can be applied in one or two coats (preferably two).
  • It can be used for walls in damp locations.
  • It is relatively easy to mix by hand.

These benefits make multi finish plaster an ideal decorative finish for your walls or ceilings. It can also be used as a finish over undercoat plasters.

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster is a particular brand of multi finish plaster. Like all multi finish plasters, it can be used on a wide range of mediums, including interior and exterior walls, floors, and ceilings. Thistle Multi Finish Plaster provides a durable base for decorative finishes. It is ideal for low suction, smooth backgrounds such as plasterboard, tiled surfaces, painted surfaces and medium to dense blocks.

Because Thistle MultiFinish is so versatile, it is an ideal choice for small projects that require patching and repairs.

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster is a gypsum-based plaster, which gives it good insulation properties, fire resistance, and impact resistance. Many people also consider the finish to be superior to non-gypsum based plasters.

Other benefits of gypsum-based plasters such as Thistle are:

  • Walls plastered with gypsum do not require putty or whitewashing before painting, which can save time and money.
  • No curing required – compare that to cement plasters that require curing for 21 days to settle.
  • Gypsum produces a good finish plaster with a very smooth, crack-free finish.
  • It makes a good background for high-quality paint and wallpaper finishes.

Cement Plaster

Cement is another popular option for plastering your home. It is made by mixing a ratio of cement to sand (often 1:4) and water. Plasticisers can also be mixed into the plaster to help protect walls from parasites.

Cement plaster is a great base for adding electrical fittings or replacing wiring. It offers a durable base for drilling and does not tend to develop cracks when doing electrical work. This durability makes it a top pick for both internal and external work.

Cement plaster is a great option for both external and internal plastering. Particularly, it is ideal for external plastering jobs due to its moisture-resistant properties. These same properties help it to hold up well against climate change and environmental pollution.

Moreover, cement plaster’s excellent durability makes it an ideal choice for plastering internal areas, as well. Cement plaster can add strength to walls, especially if they consist of hollow concrete blocks or similar material.

Contact us today to discuss your plastering needs!