Concrete effects, associated with a not very well-known trend in art, brutality, are now popular in homes and apartments, as well as hotels and restaurants. Raw, aesthetically neutral surface and texture of the concrete is considered to be a professional, even though it is cold to the touch. To get this effect by using decorative plaster, it takes quite a lot of work and a lot of time, but the effect is really excellent: wall may look as if formed from precast concrete.
The use of plaster allowing for the effect of the concrete has many advantages: these are organic materials, and therefore consistent with the spirit of modern construction, safe, because naturally permeable to water vapor and prevent mold. Concrete coatings are also characterized by high resistance to both mechanical damage and the effects of many detergents (with the exception of those with strongly acidic pH).
Concrete Art is a concrete plaster with a thick grain that looks very impressive especially on large surfaces. It can be colored according to the template, so you do not need to worry that the concrete interior will be grey, bland and expressionless. The investor decides how exactly the finish will look. Coarse plaster do not require subsequent cover with other preparations (except of protection), and still look very well due to naturally arising material shortages and inequalities arising from the content of grains of differing size. Thanks to the possibility of application of different effects, concrete plaster is today one of the most diverse ways to finish the interior.
LIME PLASTER CONCRETE ART – WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
- Concrete Art is a plaster that allows for free diffusion of water vapor, which means that this kind of finish does not spoil the microclimate of the space, because it allows the walls to breathe freely.
- It is a completely natural product which, thanks to the naturally high pH prevents the formation of clusters of mold and other potentially harmful microorganisms, which is important for the health and well-being of people with allergies or asthma.
- Characterized by excellent adhesion to various substrates, and used together with the rest of the system becomes very high impact resistance and completely resistant to scrubbing (also with the selected detergents).
Where to use plaster Concrete Art?
Lime plasters, including thick-grain Concrete Art are ideal for the restoration work, but not only. This plaster has a lot of applications.
– Renovation work, especially in buildings with drainage systems, because lime plasters allow for free diffusion of water vapor. Concrete Art plaster is also suitable for the maintenance and aesthetic filling of defects in precast concrete and other concrete elements.
– As a completely natural product, lime plaster is perfect for the new facilities, which have to meet environmental criteria. It is worth noting that the natural origin of these plasters causes that they are also naturally resistant to mold and moisture.
– High resistance to impact and total insensitivity to abrasion are the reasons why this types of plasters are very useful in warehouses, manufacturing plants, as well as boiler rooms, garages, small manufacturing firms and services, but also in the halls, dining rooms, public catering outlets, etc. .
– Due to the high vapor permeability limestone plasters are also useful in kitchens, bathrooms, in the backrooms of catering, or wherever there is a problem of too high humidity.
HOW TO APPLY CONCRETE ART LIME PLASTER?
– The first step is thoroughly cleaned and degreased of the substrate, and then applying of the standard or reinforcing primer. To increase the adhesion of the plaster Concrete Art, Bucciato backing quartz is applied on the dried primer and it is allowed to dry (for about 5 hours).
– The primer is applied to the quartz backing layer Calce Marmorino, squeezing an excess of the thickness of the grain, leaving the surface dry (about 8 hours).
– Concrete Art is applied to the substrate with use of a metal trowel, and the drying layer is supplemented with the texture for example using a brush with stiff bristles. You can also complete the design with the expansion joints or other decorative details.
– Each stucco surface needs to be impregnated using a 1: 1 mixture of water and transparent paint Lumicca Incolore, and if it is necessary additional impregnation should be performed after the drying of a primary one, impregnation is performed with the same diluted paint, wherein this time the dilution may be 10 to 50%.