Plaster is a popular material used in home and commercial projects. There are many advantages and disadvantages of using plaster for a variety of projects. When choosing a method of plastering to help your project, consider all the options before you decide.
Plaster can be used on wood, concrete, or vinyl. It can be applied to high traffic areas with little to no maintenance. For most projects plaster is simple to apply, gives a nice finish, and lasts for a long time.
One advantage is it’s a single application type of product. It’s applied in the same way as paint is applied. It also doesn’t react with other types of materials. But there are disadvantages to using plaster paint.
A disadvantage is it’s messy. Because it requires applying to a surface and then being painted over, it leaves streaks. But if you’re planning to apply a large area, it’s worth it.
Two other disadvantages are hard to use. It’s difficult to remove without a professional. Also it dries out quickly, so if you need to clean up a mess, it’s best to do it quickly to prevent damage. The fact that it dries out quickly means when it’s time to paint again, you have to repaint it all over again.
Another advantage is it’s easy to clean. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Also it’s easy to apply to a surface with only a little work.
There are some disadvantages to using plaster. One is it’s easy to miss tiny cracks, so you can’t see your finished project when you first start working. It also can sometimes be difficult to stick to the material.
If you apply paint over plaster, it often does not cure properly. It might run or flake, especially if it’s a heavy coat.
The most important disadvantage of plaster is there’s no finish job. You can’t apply another coat of paint when the first one flakes off or looks unattractive. That means there will be ugly paint splotches on the wall when you’re done.
Other than that, it’s a fairly common type of material for finishing. It’s a good choice for projects that will be exposed to water, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. It’s even a good choice for large exterior projects.
One advantage is it’s relatively inexpensive. It’s less expensive than other finishes, but it still costs less than the other choices. It can even be purchased at discount stores, which can save even more money.
The most disadvantage of plaster painting is you can’t see the final results once you’re done. You can’t add another coat or polish it, or anything else to make it look better. It needs to look exactly like the way it was when you applied it.