Plaster (Italian stuccatura, from stucco -. Gypsum, lime, plaster) - the finishing layer formed of hardened mortar, as well as the mixture itself.
Stucco can be categorized by purpose:
Conventional plaster - designed to align the walls (creating a flat, level surface for subsequent application of a thin layer of decorative coatings) and the protection of the external walls of buildings on the environment.
Special plaster - are used as insulating layers and filmed (heat-saving, X-ray, etc.).
Decorative plaster - used for finishing walls, ceilings and structures to enhance their aesthetic expression.
Decorative plaster, in turn, are subdivided into the following types:
Coloured plaster, which is ideal for interior walls, door and window openings.
Stone plaster that their appearance resembles natural stone. Venetian plaster. This type of plaster in appearance resembles a real marble. Sgraffito - a kind of plaster was so named due to the peculiarities of application. Terrazitovye plaster. This type is suitable for interior walls and facades.
Silk plaster - is designed for interior applications. Non-flammable, does not accumulate static electricity. The material consists of natural or synthetic fibers, mineral fillers and different decorative additives. Apply a plastic spatula on plastered and coated with a primer or oil paint surface. It has a variety of color and texture solutions, has no odor, is obtained by applying a seamless coating, the material is flexible and will not crack when "shrinkage" of the walls. The main disadvantage - poor moisture resistance, but can be used in rooms with high humidity in the processing of a moisture varnish (kitchen, bathroom, etc.).
Mortar used mainly in outdoor applications, as well as the inner workings.
Plaster is a building material used for the protective and/or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements
Plasterwork refers to construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior or exterior wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.