Characteristics and applications of plasterboard
Il drywalldue to its characteristics, represents one of the best solutions for configuring spaces: it is, in fact, an extremely material versatileperfect, therefore, to furnish contemporary homes.
Today, in fact, one is required high flexibility of the spaces given by the continuous change of needs: plasterboard, applied to the ceiling, as a partition wall, as a container unit (walk-in closets, bookcases, shelves) is easily installable and likewise removable in a short time.
The latter can be treated with resins and additives to increase its insulation and resistance, depending on the function it has to perform.
Being a dry systemare used only screws and dowelswithout using mortars or cements, which would make the structure difficult to remove.
Being an easily installed element, it can be done in do-it-yourselfbut it is necessary to know well all its components and the techniques to work it, as well as use the suitable tools not raw materials of excellent quality to have an excellent and long-lasting final product.
How to putty plasterboard
Once the core of the structure to be built has been installed and the panels positioned, the most important phase in preparing the plasterboard walls for painting is the grouting of joints between the slabs.
This fixes all of those irregularities that are created in the manufacturing process, making the surface more homogeneous: in this phase we proceed to fill the joints and to treat corners and perimeter junctions.
For a plasterboard grouting in a workmanlike manner they are recommended three hands of product; this way you ensure to support both soundproofing That fire and cut resistance.
The product we recommend for this crucial phase of substrate preparation is Gyproc EvoPlus 60 – Saint-Gobainpowder product available in 10 and 5 kg bags.
It’s about a plaster mixture treated with synthetic materials and with special additives: after diluting it with water and after mixing it is necessary to let the mix rest for about 10 minutes. After application, the required drying time is approximately 1 hour.
After grouting, it is advisable to proceed with the plasterboard sanding with sandpaper or emery cloth; if these phases are not carried out correctly against the light, you will notice the signs of the rolls, or if the absorption has been uneven, the plasterboard wall will present important problems when the paint is going to be applied.
Therefore it is very important to carry out operations with accuracy and precision.
How to paint a plasterboard wall
Among the many water-based paints for plasterboard available on the market, the use of paint is recommended weberdeko gypsum of Saint-Gobain: it is a washable product specific for plasterboard, based on synthetic resinswhich does not require the prior application of a primer, but is applied directly to the plasterboard, guaranteeing excellent adhesion and significant coverage of joints and seals.
This turns out to be a significant advantage because reduces by a lot times of painting and the consumption of materials. It is available in 5 and 14 liter buckets with a yield of approximately 8/10 m2 per liter per coat, which always varies according to the substrate.
It can be used as it is or optionally dilutable with drinking water in a first coat, up to 25%. This paint, which guarantees a significant masking of the joints or streaks of the plasterboard slabs, can be applied fits perfectly, the roller o airless in two coats, without the need for prior application of primer.
In normal wall painting conditions, i.e. with a temperature of around 22°C and 50% relative humidity, it is necessary to wait between 6 and 8 hours for the second coat of paint to be applied; this second coat requires a 15-20% dilution in water.
Although it is a specific product for plasterboard, on which it can be applied without the prior application of a primer, weberdeko gypsum can be used on other internal supports such as gypsum, plaster, stucco, as long as they are clean of dust, mold and old paint that is badly anchored or crumbling.
Discover the basic steps for plastering and painting plasterboard.
However, it is very important to use the paint in certain conditions, i.e. with one temperature including employment between 5°C and 30°C, non apply it on the outside, on fresh substrates o in the presence of moisture; when diluting, follow the instructions in the technical data sheet precisely and, once diluted, apply the product within 12-24 hours.
Therefore, if you want to proceed with the construction of a plasterboard structure independently, it is very important follow precisely as reported in the manuals in order to avoid problems and obtain professional results.
Alternatively, you can entrust yourself to the hands of experts with the certainty of using high quality products.
THE EDITORIAL RECOMMEND
Grout and paint the plasterboard
For information on how to plaster a wall and how to choose it plasterboard putty best suited to your needs, it is advisable to rely on a company specialized in this sector such as Weber world leader in the production of premixes for the building industrywith a wide range of solutions that are based on advanced technologies and formulations in order to satisfy the highest technical requirements.
The development of innovative solutions developed in direct collaboration with customers guarantees quality, security and competitiveness; the corporate values that inspire the choices are the researchin the laboratory and in the field, the will to offer effective and simple solutions to be applied, in respect for the environment and health.
Saint-Gobain Weber has over 200 employees and boasts primacy positions in the field of professional building products, plasters, mortars, adhesives and sealants for tiles, external insulation systems, waterproofing and water containment materials and for the restoration of concrete and facades.
It is widespread worldwide, but respect for local peculiarities is guaranteed by one capillary presence in contact with customers in 57 countries.
For more information, visit the website www.it.weber
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