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Puttying wet room walls

Puttying wet room walls

    In this article, we want to give some recommendations to the residents of subtropical Adjara how to protect the front sections of the walls from the inside as much as possible from moisture (only those sections of the walls that go outside). Everyone knows that the climate here is very humid and rainy. Therefore, this causes a lot of trouble for the owners of apartments and private houses. There is another very important reason, which promotes the penetration of moisture and water in the room. This is bad or incorrectly manufactured exterior finishing of the facade. We will not touch on the topic of facade decoration. Facade decoration does not depend on us, this is the developer's business. But we can protect our apartment from the inside from water, moisture and fungi.

We have our own solution for this case and we offer it to our customers. Using this solution (or a partial solution) as an example, we will consider this method in detail. And so, we emphasize that we are talking only about the interior decoration of the walls that go outside (that is, the facade), e.g. walls along a balcony or the edge of a building. In the article "The correct selection of putty" we already wrote that gypsum-based putties and plasters absorb a lot of moisture, this is a property of gypsum. Also in the same article we talked about the high cost of alternative means of finishing. Therefore, we have our own individual approach to this type of finishing work. Let's start with the plaster. Here, in Georgia, in use plaster-based (white) and cement-sand (black). In our climatic conditions, it is better to make rough plaster. No wonder all the developers in the bathrooms use it, gypsum in the bathroom will collapse over the years. The only problem is that it is very inconvenient to work with black plaster, in terms of overhead work and cleanliness, it is costly for the developer (and then for the owner). It is better to do rough plaster. But if, after all, the white plaster was purchased by the developer or someone else, try to use rough plaster at least for the walls we mentioned that go out. Moreover, if reinforced concrete columns are encountered, they must first be treated with a special primer. After the plaster is done, for example before puttingty treat all the same outgoing walls with a special waterproofing solution Aquamat from Isomat, on a cement basis. Before using it, you need to prepare the base of the wall so that it is even, without flaws. It is diluted in water and before use it is required to moisten the wall surface. Apply with a brush. After the first layer has dried (2-3 hours), immediately apply the second one. There is only one main condition, the wall should not be gypsum-based, otherwise the material will be unusable. After the completion of the waterproofing works of the walls, along the facade perimeter, you can proceed to putty walls. And in this case the same dilemma: use gypsum-based or acrylic-based putty? And if the customer cannot afford alternative putties, then we are again solving this issue outside the box. We finish inside with acrylic or cement putty again only those walls which are already treated with waterproofing, that is, they go outside. The rest of the interior walls can, in a budgetary plan, be finished with plaster-based putty. This is the main part of our method.

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