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August 12, 2017 18:08

Remove old plaster from the wall


  • 1 Analyze the old plaster
  • 2 Which tool to use to remove the old layer?
  • 3 As the plaster is removed?
  • 4 Removing old plaster

During repair work, many questions arise - whether to remove old plaster need?How to remove the plaster from the wall?To answer these questions you need to know when you want the removal of the plaster, which tools are needed for this work, and, of course, will not prevent knowledge of some of the features of such works.Let's investigate.

Analyze the old plaster

There are two ways to remove the old, unusable plaster: partial and full-scale.In the first case, we are talking about a local clean-up when the main area of ​​the layer holding up well, and only in some areas visible serious damage and fraying.In the second, it is necessary to resort to a more large-scale works and remove the entire layer.Before taking off the plaster from the wall, it is very important to decide which case is typical in your situation.

The easiest way - to check which areas are in need of local repair is as follows: it is necessary to pick up a trowel or small hammer and grip through the entire surface.In those places where the thud or plaster itself will disappear, accordingly necessary to carry out the cleaning and re-plaster to be seen.Also, the problem areas are checked by detecting foci of mold or moisture seepage.

even easier to determine the need of full-scale demolition work.If the old layer has already served his own, he will fall away with the wallpaper.In this case, you will need to pick up a tool and begin the operation to clean up wall surface of old plaster.

Which tool to use to remove the old layer?

Before removing old plaster from the walls armed with the appropriate set of tools.In fact, his name and the number will depend on the degree of wear.But in order to cover the entire section associated with the dismantling of the old layer, we will list the most popular.

To remove, we may need:

  • Protective goggles and a respirator;
  • gloves - rubber or canvas;
  • ax / hammer / small Maul;
  • Chisel - best taken with a long handle;
  • scraper / spatula;
  • Wire brush;
  • machine for removing old plaster;
  • Punch.
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Once again, we note that this list may not be characteristic of your case.

As the plaster is removed?

In this section we consider the question of how to remove the old plaster from the walls, when it comes to the complex dismantling.

First you need to moisten the entire surface of the water.It is desirable to use warm, liquid heated to accelerate the process.Water is essential not only to soften the old layer, but also to eliminate dust during work.If in the process of dismantling some areas begin to dry out, you can safely re-process them liquid.Do not worry about the condition of the main surface - it you will not do much harm, but the excessive wetting of the layer of plaster will significantly simplify the work.More options for how to clean the surface.

Removing old plaster

Now let us find out how to remove the plaster from the walls, absorbed in the process.It begins with the dismantling of tapping the surface: from the bottom up.You can use the handle of a trowel or hammer.Distressed pieces will soon fall off the wall.To increase the scale shedding pry spatula fallen off site.So you can remove the plaster layers intact.If this does not work, we have to take up more heavy machinery, such as rotary hammer.If this does not resolve the issue and plaster stubbornly refuses to fall off, Bulgarian used with special nozzles.She cut out whole sectors across the surface, after which produce stripping.

There is another way to remove the old plaster from the walls, but in this case need specialized electrical equipment.It is about grinding.But here to talk about withdrawal as such is not necessary.After all, when grinding is simply erased.The whole process is based on the use of special machines with abrasive discs.This work is very dusty, so as far as its implementation is necessary to constantly wet the surface to be treated.

final stage of processing is the sweep of the walls with metal brushes.In this plaster removal from the walls it is completed, and the process proceeds to prepare the surface for further finishing.