There are different types of special plastering materials used by plasterers in Sydney in order to improve the aesthetics of a building’s ceilings, walls and columns. The plaster can either create a smooth or rough surface that is durable to avoid damage due to vermin, dust and weather. Here is some of the special plastering materials used in construction.
- Granite Silicon Plaster. This is made from a combination of silicon and granite which is known for its high elasticity. This is durable and does not crack easily due to weathering. The setting of the plaster is fast and the end result is superior quality.
- Keene’s Cement Plaster. To obtain this plaster material, alum must be combined with Plaster of Paris. The colour is plain white and setting might take a number of days. The result is smooth-finished surface almost similar to glass.
- Snow Crete and Colourcrete Cement Plaster. Snow Crete in English means white-coloured plaster while colourcrete refers to cement plaster with colouring. These are achieved by mixing cement with various colour pigments. It is commonly applied on the exterior surfaces.
- Asbestos Marble Plaster. This creates a finish similar to marble and it is created by combining cement, asbestos and marbles in fine powder form.
- Gypsum Plaster. To get plaster of Paris, the gypsum must be subjected to a heat between 160 and 170 degrees Celsius. The formula hardens very fast as soon as water is combined. It is common to see Plaster of Paris mixed with lime for plastering because of its various benefits such as lightweight, fire-resistant and sound-proofing.
- Scagliola Plaster. This is the result when a mixture of Keene’s cement and colour pigments are added to glue. The finish is marble-like and it is often employed in panel finishes and column finishes among many others.
- Sirapite Plaster. This is achieved by plasterers in Sydney when they slaked petroleum product into the Plaster of Paris. Once the mixture hardens, the result is a white-finished surface. The setting is also quite fast and it is known for its fire-resistant property.