Plaster adds a charming, textured look on your interiors. This superior material choice for covering walls has been around for thousands of years because it tends to calcify and become more durable over time.

 

But moisture and damp conditions may cause plaster to crack and the paint coating to peel off, which will then encourage mildew colonies to build up. It is important to repair the chipped section right away before it results in an unsightly mess. You must never tear it down, however, and replace it with a modern drywall. With these simple steps, you can restore your plaster wall and make it stronger.

 

Prepare Your Wall

To get you started, it’s important to measure the extent of the damage. This way, you will know if you just need to re-plaster a small chipped section or restore the entire plaster coating. Before re-plastering, you must first prepare the wall by removing the mildew colonies, sanitizing the wall and keeping it dry. When removing mildew, try natural remedies first before using commercial mildew killers.

 

Remove the Paint Layers

One reason why plaster paint peels off is if the moisture content in the calcium of the paint material reacts with that of the plaster material. To remedy this, remove the old paint using a steam and a plaster knife. Once the paint layers are removed, clean the plaster with a rag and water at room temperature. Let the plaster dry for a day before resuming.

 

Patch the Cracked Plaster

If the wall requires re-plastering, it is best to leave it to the pros. There are several filling techniques that professionals do to make the wall more durable. They also know how to mix the correct ratios to prevent paint from peeling off in the future. The new plaster wall must be smooth and seamless so the new paint will adhere to the wall and last longer.

 

Pick the Right Paint

Giving the plaster enough time to dry and choosing the right paint material are keys to a successful restoration project. Choose a damp-proof plaster undercoat mix to eradicate any damp issues and choose a paint that is mildew-resistant and provides excellent adhesion to the plaster. Applying a primer in between the plaster and finishing paint can strengthen the bondage between the two materials, but this should be done by skilled painting contractors. If you have wall paper over your plaster, it might be worth getting a contractor in strip and re-plaster the affected area of the wall to ensure the job is done right.

 

Re-plastering the wall does not guarantee, however, that paint will not peel off and mildew will not come back. Remember that the root cause of the problem is not the plaster and paint material, but the high humidity and dampness of the environment. Take preventive measures early by locating and eradicating any source of dampness.

Plaster adds a charming, textured look on your interiors. This superior material choice for covering walls has been around for thousands of years because it tends to calcify and become more durable over time.

But moisture and damp conditions may cause plaster to crack and the paint coating to peel off, which will then encourage mildew colonies to build up. It is important to repair the chipped section right away before it results in an unsightly mess. You must never tear it down, however, and replace it with a modern drywall. With these simple steps, you can restore your plaster wall and make it stronger.

Prepare Your Wall

To get you started, it’s important to measure the extent of the damage. This way, you will know if you just need to re-plaster a small chipped section or restore the entire plaster coating. Before re-plastering, you must first prepare the wall by removing the mildew colonies, sanitizing the wall and keeping it dry. When removing mildew, try natural remedies first before using commercial mildew killers.

Remove the Paint Layers

 

One reason why plaster paint peels off is if the moisture content in the calcium of the paint material reacts with that of the plaster material. To remedy this, remove the old paint using a steam and a plaster knife. Once the paint layers are removed, clean the plaster with a rag and water at room temperature. Let the plaster dry for a day before resuming.

 

Patch the Cracked Plaster

 

If the wall requires re-plastering, it is best to leave it to the pros. There are several filling techniques that professionals do to make the wall more durable. They also know how to mix the correct ratios to prevent paint from peeling off in the future. The new plaster wall must be smooth and seamless so the new paint will adhere to the wall and last longer.

 

Pick the Right Paint

 

Giving the plaster enough time to dry and choosing the right paint material are keys to a successful restoration project. Choose a damp-proof plaster undercoat mix to eradicate any damp issues and choose a paint that is mildew-resistant and provides excellent adhesion to the plaster. Applying a primer in between the plaster and finishing paint can strengthen the bondage between the two materials, but this should be done by skilled painting contractors. If you have wall paper over your plaster, it might be worth getting a contractor in strip and re-plaster the affected area of the wall to ensure the job is done right.

 

Re-plastering the wall does not guarantee, however, that paint will not peel off and mildew will not come back. Remember that the root cause of the problem is not the plaster and paint material, but the high humidity and dampness of the environment. Take preventive measures early by locating and eradicating any source of dampness.

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