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August 12, 2017 18:06

Decorative plaster is water-resistant - benefits , types , features and application maintenance

Decorative plaster in the bathroom
  • Pros
  • Types
  • Application
    • Features applied to different surfaces
    • Preparing walls
    • finishing
  • care coverage

Despite the huge variety of modern waysinterior walls, including in the bathroom, the best option is still the use of water-resistant decorative plaster.

Water-resistant plaster at the moment is the most environmentally friendly and durable material, and, more importantly, sufficient budget and easiest option decorative treatment of walls.A varied assortment of decorative plaster and its availability increasingly attracts its customers.

Decorative plaster walls in the design of the bathroom
Venetian plaster
Plaster with their hands


Decorative water-resistant plaster for walls is a dry mixture, which consists of filling a variety of decorating elements that simulate different material- marble or granite, silk and metal, as well as special polymers, creating a protective layer of moisture resistant.

Processing this mixture forms the base under the tile or painting the walls in wet areas.The plaster with the addition of a color pigment can be immediately finish surface finish.In some compounds added crumb of natural materials - marble and granite, creating a better simulation of the surface.

Decorative relief plaster effect of the golden glow

What are the main qualities of this material, which so attracted buyers mass?

  • primarily moisture and vapor permeability material that prevents mold and mildew.
  • rather simple technology of application of decorative plaster.Manufacturer always applies to the goods receiving detailed instruction qualitative solution and ways of its application.
  • Decorative plaster perfectly hides all the bumps and cracks in the walls, creating a natural effect of textured coatings.
  • Many manufacturers produce plasters with thermal insulation properties, which do an excellent job with this feature without requiring additional thermal insulation of the room.
  • important role in the selection played the durability of interior trim options, which can be compared with a few modern materials.
  • Many buyers are attracted by environmental material.After all, the composition of the plaster does not contain chemical fillers, does not absorb odors, it is non-toxic, refractory and resistant to high humidity and temperature changes.
  • Another plus when you select this option finishes - originality and aesthetics.

Even using plaster popular classes, you can be sure that such a design you will not find anywhere else, because in different circumstances, the same plaster gives different results, but in any case it looks impressive and expensive.

Декоративная штукатурка "изморозь"
Decorative plaster and stones
Декор из штукатурки "ветка сакуры"


Decorative plaster is a special material, because its composition contains a variety of synthetic and natural fillers, by which creates the necessary relief.

Decorative plaster

The composition of decorative plaster divided into types:

  • Structural plaster - ready dry mix manufactured by the factory technologies.Most often this type of plaster used in public places that do not require excessive originality, for example, residential buildings facades, walls, stairwells, corridors and so on.Apply the plaster structure is quite simple, because its basic properties - high ductility that allows to apply to the surface shaped grooves.Typically, the mixture produced is white, but allows for the tinting of various colors.The finished surface is washable with water and detergents, long retains its original appearance.
  • Smooth plaster helps achieve the effect of a smooth surface or a silk fabric.Art paintings of walls and ceilings, classic finish plaster walls also refers to this kind of finish.
  • Venetian plaster simulates textured surfaces such as stone or marble and looks quite original and expensive in the classical interiors by the brilliant, luminous surface.To increase the surface shimmer masters often added to finishing beeswax, which gives the room elegance.
  • Mineral plaster is a mixture of a base material with the addition of crumb of granite, stone or marble.Experts advise to use mineral plaster finish in non-residential premises, such as living room, bathroom, hallway.In the living room a good material to use for decorating the individual parts of the interior, which will give the room a unique flavor.
  • Flok coverage just beginning to gain popularity among the population and is the application of colored flocks (chips) on the walls, followed by treatment with varnish.Floc particles like small colored flakes of irregular shapes.Flock-plaster is easy to hide the defects of the walls, is resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, causing her not to take the complexities.
Structural plaster
Smooth plaster
Smooth plastered with a picture
Venetian plaster
Mineral plaster
Flok Floor

All these decorative mixture can be safely used to finish the bathroom,most importantly - they must be water-resistant!


Apply water-resistant decorative plaster with your hands is quite accessible to every creative person.But we should remember that there are a number of mandatory rules and individual recommendations for each type of plaster.You must strictly adhere to the sequence of work and technology with plaster mixture according to the instructions to the new coating has an excellent view and properly served for a long time.

Options for applying textured plaster with your hands

Features applied to different surfaces

process finishes decorative plaster different work surfaces has its own nuances:

  • on different surfaces decorative plaster dries different times.For example, the fastest it dries on concrete surfaces, longer - on wooden or metal.
  • Concrete walls line the pre-gypsum mixture.In the presence of stains on the walls, it is desirable to process them white latex paint.
  • Plaster walls must be zashpatlevat across the surface, paying particular attention to corners and joints, and creating a completely flat surface.
  • wooden walls are processed with oil paint to prevent the deformation of surfaces.
Drawing on the prepared wall
Application of the plaster on drywall
Application textured plaster on the painted wall
Application brush

Preparing walls

before an independent application of plaster should be remembered that before working with plasters should be thoroughly cleanedand treat the surface. final result will depend on the quality of the walls.The procedure for preparation of walls:

  • Clear wall from old coatings: wallpaper, paint, plaster or whitewash, clearing the surface with a spatula or sandpaper.All metal surfaces to prevent rust, must be isolated.
  • Cracks, chips, bumps in the corners neatly repaired plaster blend surface to align.
  • Process wall acrylic primer deep penetration of two - three times, or plaster may lose their textural qualities.
  • If the walls are processed in the bathroom, you must first apply a coat of waterproofing mixture, for example, sanitizing plaster, then apply a primer.
  • necessary to wait for the complete drying of the base coat, and only after that you can proceed directly to the application of decorative plaster.
Preparing walls to spray plaster


Each type of plaster has a coating technology that necessarily prescribed by the manufacturer on the package, but it is possible to identify some general requirements that must be followed regardless of the type of solution:

  • plaster is applied only on a clean and dry surface.
  • knead the plaster should be prepared in small quantities.
  • Before applying the mixture you need to spend it on a small area of ​​testing: the solution should not be too thin or thick.
  • optimally work with a partner: a man inflicts plaster trowel uniform layer of 2-3 mm with a trowel and smoothing, a second immediately forms a decorative surface structure as well as the mixture dries very quickly.

care for coating

walls with decorative plaster moisture-resistant easy to clean with water and any liquid detergent.

In the event of damage to the wall, you can touch up and even completely repainted.The elasticity of the material will prevent cracking and chipping.Because of the waterproof plaster added antibacterial agents, exclude the possibility of mold, so just enough to wipe the walls with a damp cloth dust.

Design Ideas bathroom
The walls in the bathroom decorated with plaster
Decorative panels on plaster in the bathroom