Decorative plaster in the interior: do with their hands
One of the favorite tricks of designers – decorative plaster in the interior of any premises. To decorate the walls in such a way and in the rooms and in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Created based on gypsum or synthetic binders, the mixture for the plaster perfectly withstand any climate in the house, which simulates valuable breeds of stone, wood or repeats the pattern of the grass in the meadow.
How to use decorative plaster in the interior?
Applied a thin layer of the mixture can be used to cover all the walls in the room and be used on only one of them to highlight it. Partially cover the walls with decorative plaster is possible, highlighting the part of the wall from ceiling to floor or do the inserts of Venetian plaster frames from moldings. This combination always looks exclusive and elegant, Recalling the interiors of the Royal chambers of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The style of rooms decorated with decorative plaster, can be quite varied. It is important to remember the combination of style and coverage. Ridiculous will look wall, decorated with imitation of polished marble in the room is loft style but classic interior it fits perfectly.
The Mediterranean style of Provence, or country good support walls mimics travertine plaster. Modern minimalism or loft is also perfectly with the rough surface of porous stone, covered with a sloppy whitewash.
Not less appropriate in the styles of country and Provence, loft and ethnic areas will be the plaster in the form of a pierced pests of trees. This type of decor is called «beetle«, due to the similarity of the irregularities on its surface moves with the larvae of wood beetles.
Different types of plaster under the General name «liquid Wallpaper» can be similar to textured Wallpaper made of different materials. These are usually mixes that need only be diluted with water according to instructions. It is composed of cellulose and silk fibers, decorative fillers and dyes. This finish is characterized by greater ease of application in comparison with the rolled material and even in the hands of an inexperienced wizard is able to give excellent results.
Is it possible to decorate the wall with plaster?
Before applying any kind of textured finish coating the wall need to be straightened and primed. Then applied a ready-made mix, which include fillers in the form of a marble crumb of various fractions. Their presence gives the opportunity to create a surface with a porous structure and roughness.
- dry plaster (Venetian, bark beetle, Wallpaper, etc.);
- grater and spatulas;
- a rubber roller.
Performing plaster «bark beetle», apply a layer of the mixture on the wall. Write for setting for 10-15 minutes.Grater to decorate the cover, making vertical and horizontal, or circular, spiral, undulating movement. Marble chips scratches in the layer of gypsum binder furrow of varying depth and direction. The texture is similar to the damaged wood.
Complete setting and drying occurs within 24 hours. After this period, you can paint a wall of tinted latex paint.
For applying such a coating will take a little more time. The mixture should be tinted in shades of one color, from light to dark (ochre, orange, terracotta, for example). First apply the lightest shade, covering the entire surface. The next layer is darker. His individual strokes to put on top of them to make even more rare strokes of the darker shade.
Each layer needs to set for at least a few hours. So you can apply up to 10 layers of different colors. Be guided in this matter can only own taste and sense of proportion. If desired, you can simulate and plates that supposedly the wall is faced with: having straight lines that mark their boundaries. If to mark the surface directly, it is possible for each «plate» to create your own unique pattern. After drying, Polish the surface with a trowel until a slight Shine.
A version of this plaster consider travertine – mimics the eponymous stone cover. To run the prepared mixture was chaotic to jot down on the wall. Just his weight slightly to flatten a wide spatula or trowel, to preserve the randomly porous structure. To simulate travertine with a striped surface use a roller with a plastic «skin», which made the slant wide apertures. When rolling smooth layer of plaster on it remains a number of horizontal stripes of different depths. After a little drying of the surface a little to smooth with the trowel.
Other options coatings
Wrapped rubber roller with a thick cord, when applied it carelessly plaster you can get interesting effect of grass stems . Laminating is necessary from top to bottom with uniform velocity, without interrupting the movement to the bottom wall. After drying of the paint.
To achieve the effect of old walls suitable technique of «the old castle». The mixture is applied with a layer thickness equal to the fraction of filler. Wet plaster to ride fur cushion and floor makoveckogo layer apply chaotic Islands of the mixture, pressing it with a trowel and removing the tool perpendicular to the wall direction, forming the ridges. After drying the surface is lightly sanded with a float with a grain size of 20-30. Remove dust, apply the tinted lacquer to the entire surface at once. After drying, the velour roller on the protruding surface to apply paint to Wallpaper.
The application of textured coating is available for a person who knows little about the craft of the painter. But the decorative plaster in the interior with their hands, able to compete with the work performed by a professional. The necessary skills may only emerge during the practice.