PLASTERBOARD AND MICROCEMENT – The plasterboard is the construction material that has possibly become the most popular in recent decades. Thanks to its low weight and maneuverability, it is quite easy to reduce previous construction times. The plasterboard is a technical material that provides soundproofing, has a high resistance to fire and has very remarkable insulating properties. Its acoustic and thermal insulation, to which we have to add that it is easy to install and barely leaves dirt, is the reason for its use in renovations and decoration.
Currently, a time when life inside the home has become so important, it was to be expected that the combination of plasterboard and microcement would play a fundamental role. Its use has not been limited to homes, but in commercial premises and offices, its use has become popular. Currently, the possibility of joint-free surfaces has convinced all kinds of architects, hence its success.
As with any support where the microcement is to be applied, it is important to have experience and to respect the installation guidelines. It must be taken into account that each surface has a different absorption, and that of plasterboard is usually with relatively high absorption. As microcement is a natural product whose drying can tone the final tone, its result can end up with different tones depending on the installation conditions. The absorption of concrete walls, plasterboard and tiles is different. Therefore, its treatment becomes necessary to homogenize it and thus avoid those marks that would ruin a work.
An acrylic bonding bridge is not sufficient to avoid these absorption differences. Only with its use, unwanted stains could appear or the joints between the different plates could be marked. To solve it, we recommend treating the surface with an epoxy primer that evens out the different absorptions.
If the surface were entirely in plasterboard, it would be possible to save the two base coats and directly apply the two coats of ONEROCK S or M. This would save a lot of time and cost, being the perfect result. Contact us so that one of our experts can give you the instructions so that your work is optimal.
Obviously, before applying the microcement, the plasterboard plates must be fully taped and the screws putty to avoid possible absorption problems as described above.
It should be borne in mind that in bathroom areas, the type of plasterboard to be used will be moisture resistant. This is normally green in color. To avoid problems, it is recommended either to use a colored base (L or XL) or to use a white epoxy paint that homogenizes all the plasterboard surfaces. This will prevent differences in tone from showing through.
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