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Textured plaster “bark beetle”: photos visually display it, is today one of the most popular and demanded facing materials which is convenient in drawing and is capable to create not only beautiful covering and and to protect the basis from negative influences of the environment and mechanical damages. In more detail about this universal material it is possible to learn from this article.
“Bark beetle” plaster: examples and description of structure
Material has received the name thanks to the fact that it creates surface which reminds structure of tree, corroded larvae of bug bark beetle. The surface of plaster has furrowed structure. These furrows have the different direction, the size, depth, length and grouping.
Plaster consists of two fractions: small, in the form of filler, and large – granules. Granules are round stones of approximately identical size. They determine width of grooves, thickness of layer and consumption of “bark beetle” plaster. The quantity of granules in material defines grouping of the drawing.
The principle of putting “bark beetle” plaster, video visually displays the sequence of actions, is as follows: when material with thickness of large fraction approximately equal to the size is applied on plain surface by means of stopping knife, these granules begin to move apart filler, creating furrows. To force to move granules across, verticals, crosswisely or around, it is possible by means of rectangular plastic trowel. The drawing reminding wood, corroded bugs bark beetles is so formed.
When putting decorative plaster “bark beetle” on surface, it is not necessary to press too on trowel as the longer and material will be more carefully rolled, the characteristic drawing will turn out less noticeable. The surface in this case will become glossy, as when using the Venetian plaster in interior of the house which photos display this effect on surface of walls.
Helpful advice! It is not necessary to stack material too thick layer that will become the reason for emergence shortly on surface of cracks.
As a part of “bark beetle” plaster there are granules of certain size which defines material marking. The size of fractions can be from 0.8 to 3.5 mm. Proceeding from it, it is possible to define for what works this mix is suitable. For example, if on packaging marking of K20 is specified, it means that there are granules, 2 mm in size.
The most fine-grained plasters with size of fractions from 0.8 to 1.5 mm are suitable for internal decor of rooms, and material with large fractions from 2 to 3.5 mm is used for plaster of facades. Photos examples demonstrate the gained impressive effect.
The size of granules influences depth of furrows in finishing and expense on 1 sq.m of “bark beetle” plaster. So, structures with larger fractions have bigger expense, than with small impregnations. Plaster with granules in 2 mm is spent by 2.5 kg for 1 m ². While the material consumption with granules in 0.8 mm makes about 1.8 kg on m ².
It should be taken into account that the price for bag of “bark beetle” plaster with smaller fractions will be much higher. It is caused by complexity of technology of filtering of grains.
Distinctive features of “bark beetle” plaster
Advantages of this facing material are:
- opportunity use of “bark beetle” plaster, photo of facades and rooms in the building visually display it, for exterior and interior finish;
- big viscosity and good adhesion of material with the basis, thanks to availability of mineral additives and polymeric materials in mixing ratio;
- ecological security of material;
- the small weight of the surface formed by facing material that does not create additional load of wall and the base;
- possesses the raised mechanical stability;
- material in the course of hardening does not shrink that excludes its cracking;
- has the increased frost resistance, it is capable to maintain temperature to -55 °C;
- material is steady against UF to influence and influence of atmospheric precipitation;
- it is capable to maintain to influences of corrosive medium;
- has good vapor permeability that allows walls “to breathe” and prevents formation of fungus and mold on surface;
- possibility of easy coloring by different structures of paints;
- the long period of operation without loss of original state;
- it is good to lay down on brick, concrete, chipboard, the plasterboard bases, sandwich panel and polystyrine plates, however demands creation of basic layer on the basis of cement or plaster plaster;
- affordable price.
Important! “Bark beetle” plaster is not recommended to be applied on wooden, metal, plastic or glass surface.
Types of decorative textured plaster for walls, examples of finishing
“Bark beetle” plaster can be made on polymeric or mineral basis. Polymeric structures can be acrylic or silicate.
Mix on the basis of acrylic differs in good adhesion and the increased moisture-proofness. Therefore acrylic textured plaster, photo of successful design decisions visually display it, is widely used for facing of rooms with the increased humidity: shower, bathrooms, pools. This material has good elasticity, hydrophobic and moisture resistant properties and also high adhesion to any bases. It is tinted in weight that allows to pick up the most suitable color and to create effective and long-lasting surface.
The low vapor permeability is considered the main shortcomings of material that does use of acrylic plaster reasonable only for not breathing surfaces. Besides, this covering is fire-dangerous.
Silicate plaster “bark beetle” has good vapor permeability, water-repellent, hydrophobic and protective properties. Material has high adhesion with the mineral bases where creates covering, resistant to cracks. Plaster is easily tinted and is provided by variety of flowers and shades that allows to create presentable and unique surface. It is proved by finishing photos plaster of facades of owner-occupied dwellings and internal rooms.
From shortcomings of material it is possible to allocate high cost. Also, before work it is necessary to execute priming of surface using silicate mix. Silicate plaster very quickly grabs therefore all facing works should be carried out very quickly.
It is important! To receive necessary color at gratin of structure, mix and tinting material have to be from one manufacturer.
Mineral plaster consists of mix of cement and quartz crumb. It has high vapor permeability, fire resistance and frost resistance that does it by irreplaceable material for finishing of the house outside. Decorative plaster “bark beetle”, photo clearly demonstrate it, can be applied in several ways, is capable to create complete and noble building image. However material cannot be tinted in ready solution that assumes carrying out additional works on painting of the ready basis.
What plaster is better? Features of popular structures
Depending on type of textured mix for plaster of walls “bark beetle”, there are distinctive features of technology of putting material on surface. Mineral mix demands the minimum skills of plastering, and it is better to entrust putting polymeric plaster to the professional as it is much more difficult to work with these mixes that demands certain experience.
Polymeric decorative plaster on walls, photo visually it is confirmed, looks much more esthetically and more attractively, than simple mineral. It is on sale in the form of the ready solution completely suitable for drawing. It is only necessary to tint material paint of the necessary color.
Mineral plaster is produced in the form of dry powder in bags that demands preparation of working solution, but also cost is much lower than it acrylic. One more indisputable advantage of polymeric mix before heavy mineral structure is rather small consumption of “bark beetle” plaster which makes about 3.2 kg on m ². While mineral material about 4.5-5 kg on m ² are required. They also do not demand the subsequent coloring of ready surface that reduces work time.
Polymeric plaster is more elastic that excludes emergence of cracks at thermal expansion of material and shrinkage of the building. Mineral mix is not rather plastic therefore it is better to apply it after the building shrinks.
Helpful advice! To exclude emergence of bubbles and spalling on facing surface, polymeric plaster “bark beetle” should be applied on completely dry basis.
Polymeric structures are more long-lasting and steady against any kind of mechanical damage and the nature of pollution. However the cost of material is much higher, than mineral analog.
Decorative plaster “bark beetle”. Price of material and cost of performance of work
The cost of “bark beetle” plaster depends on certain factors:
- type of material: dry or ready, polymeric or mineral;
- like mix: for internal or outside works;
- size of granules of filler;
- manufacturer’s countries.
The price of liquid plasters for walls, will be higher, than at mixes in a dry form.
It is possible to distinguish from the famous producers of textured plaster “bark beetle” the Ceresit companies, Baumit of Kreisel, Bergauf, Knauf, “Bolars” and “Dufa”.
Increased requirements on quality and durability are imposed to material which is applied to finishing outside work. Therefore front plaster will be more expensive. While for internal works it is possible to buy plaster decorative “bark beetle”.
It is also possible to prepare “bark beetle” plaster by the hands from dry ingredients. Process of production idle time, but complexity consists in strict observance of proportions that not always manages to be made in house conditions. Therefore it is better to gain ready dry structure from the producer.
Today many construction organizations offer the services in performance of facing of internal designs and outer surfaces of the building by “bark beetle” plaster. The work price for sq.m depends on labor input, the area of the basis, availability of preparatory activities, type of facing material and technology of its drawing.
If it is necessary to execute simple finishing front finishing of the building “bark beetle” plaster.
If it is necessary to carry out additional preparatory activities in the form of mounting of armoring lattice and heater before “bark beetle” plaster.
After performance of facing of surface by “bark beetle” plaster, the price of work can include additional painting of facing layer.
Characteristics of “bark beetle” Ceresit plaster
The Ceresit company is considered the most popular brand which releases quality finishing materials. It makes all types of plasters “bark beetle” with different granularity.
Mix ST-35 is pigmented plaster on mineral basis. The size of granules can be 2.0; 2.5 and 3.5 mm. Depending on it, the consumption of material will be respectively 2.8; 3.5 and 4.9 kg/m ². This structure is steady against atmospheric actions, shock loads, has the increased frost resistance, moisture resistance and vapor permeability. It assumes coloring of ready surface using acrylic, silicone or silicate paints.
Material is ideal for facing of facade of the house. The photo of owner-occupied dwellings which plaster was carried out by mineral structure of “bark beetle” proves that by means of inexpensive finishing material it is possible to create long-lasting and beautiful covering of the building.
The good decision also is use of mineral plaster “bark beetle” for internal works. This material can be used for wall decoration of balcony or loggia that will create additional layer of heater.
Helpful advice! It is not necessary to use ST 35 plaster for facing of surface from gypsum cardboard, plaster and wood-shaving plates.
Acrylic ST-63 and ST-64 plasters with size of grains of 3 mm and 2 mm respectively, are the elastic materials steady against mechanical damages and influence of moisture. This material can be used for both plaster of external walls of the house, and internal surfaces from any material, including from chipboard, plaster and gypsum cardboard. However it should be taken into account that because of the technical characteristics, plaster cannot be used for facing of socle of the building. The consumption of “bark beetle” ST-63 plaster makes 4.5 kg, and ST-64 – 3 kg on m ².
Silicate mixes ST-73 and ST-75 represent elastic, convenient in work, steady against mechanical and atmospheric actions, vapor-permeable structures which are applied on the concrete, brick and plastered surfaces. Plaster of walls “bark beetle” ST-75 will create not only esthetic surface, but also will give it heat-insulating properties. This material can also be applied on polyfoam. The expense on 1 sq.m of “bark beetle” plaster makes 3 kg for mixes with granules of 2 mm, and 4.5 for facing material with granularity of 3 mm.
ST-175 plaster is provided by silicate and silicone mix which has integrated in itself all advantages of silicone and silicate plasters. It is steady against impact of atmospheric precipitation, possesses high rate of moisture-proofness, resistance to ultra-violet radiation and also is steady to pollution and defeat by mold and fungus. The consumption of decorative plaster “bark beetle” on 1 sq.m makes 3 kg.
Where can textured plaster “bark beetle” be used?
Today for facing of facades of owner-occupied dwellings, public (hospitals, educational institutions), commercial (clubs, restaurants, bars), industrial, office buildings, flights of stairs and internal rooms of apartments textured plaster “bark beetle” is widely used. The hands, video visually displays the sequence of actions, it is possible to apply easily this mix on surface, having received unique picture which completely depends on imagination of the performer.
In the apartment, “bark beetle” plaster, is applied to facing of halls, corridors, meal zone in kitchen, as decorative registration of arches, colon, partitions and even to finishing of ceiling.
Pay attention! For finishing of the apartment, it is possible to use plaster of walls without beacons if the surface is previously leveled and puttied.
This material can be applied on any bases which have good adhesion and do not cave in over time. It belongs to surfaces from gypsum cardboard, brick, concrete, cement and chipboard.
Material can be applied on the system of heat insulation which is specially prepared for “bark beetle”. For house facade, it can be grid for the system of heat insulation, armoring lattice, primer ST-16 (Ceresit). Plaster, hard putty, and primer ST-17 (Ceresit) is applied to interior finish.
Textured plaster of walls, is finishing covering which to be put with the thin layer which is a little exceeding diameter of granules. Therefore the basis before putting textured plaster it is necessary to clean, close up well all cracks and hollows, to level and ground.
Helpful advice! It is not necessary to use “bark beetle” plaster for filling of dents on wall surface. She can hide only small defects. The thick layer of material will look roughly and modestly.
Very often for registration of unique interior, textured plaster for walls, photos on the Internet visually confirm it, is combined with other materials that allows to realize the most unusual design decisions.
Registration of facade of the house “bark beetle” plaster
For facing confirm with decorative plaster of facade of the house, photo of country mansions demand of material, acrylic or mineral mix is usually used.
Using this material, it is possible to create the unique drawing on facing surface which will successfully underline the chosen style of registration of the house. “Bark beetle” plaster, it is possible to paint in any color that creates additional variations for the embodiment of design intention.
By means of “bark beetle” plaster which are provided in this article visually display that it is possible to create presentable and perfective aspect of the building in any style. Very often this material is used for finishing of outer surfaces of the building which design is executed in the Japanese direction, modernist style and Provence.
Today the combined finishing of facade of the house enjoys stone and plaster wide popularity. I emphasize with photo of the owner-occupied dwellings executed in this direction harmony, originality and uniqueness of courageous design decisions.
By means of decorative plaster to facade of the house, photo of two-storeyed houses visual to that confirmation, it is possible to give the made old look that, undoubtedly, will allocate it for the forefront among other buildings.
“Bark beetle” plaster, photo of houses and internal rooms with its use show popularity of material, is natural, universal, strong and durable facing material. It is capable to create reliable protection of the basis against mechanical and natural influences and also gives the chance to realize any design intention.