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BUILDING FINISHES

Finishes are applied to the final surface of an element during the construction or manufacturing process. They can provide protection from impact, water, frost, corrosion, abrasion, and other factors and be beautiful.

Plastering, varnishing, dis-tempering, white-washing, coloring, and other building finishes serve two purposes they provide a protective covering to the surfaces that protects them from environmental impacts such as rain, frost, heat, and so on, as well as ornamental elements that enhance the appearance of the surfaces and the structure as a whole.

BUILDING FINISHES|TYPES

1. APPLICATION OF PLASTER

Plastering is a building finish that involves applying a polymeric material, such as cement mortar, lime mortar, or composite mortar, to various surfaces of a structure to achieve an even, smooth, regular, clean, and durable surface. Plastering hides low-quality materials and unskilled craftsmanship while also providing a protective layer against the elements. It also serves as a foundation for various ornamental finishes such as painting, whitewashing, and so forth.

Plastering’s endurance is determined by the background adhesion, which can be good if it is solid and plain enough for proper plaster application. Solid background, Lathing, Boards, and Slabs are different types of plastering backgrounds.Perhaps a small piece of plaster can be used to create a delightful dimension to a room. Even if you want a plain, smooth wall, hiring a professional to lay the plaster means that you won’t have to deal with tension cracks anytime soon.
Contact us if you’re keen to learn much more about the possibilities of plaster for a remodel or new build.

2. POINTING

Pointing is a building finish procedure for finishing exposed brick or stone masonry mortar joints, consisting of two steps. Masonry joints in brick or stone are first raked out to a depth of about 15 mm and then filled with an appropriate mortar of a richer mix. Pointing enhances the aesthetic of the stonework while also preventing water from entering the wall. Beaded, flush, recessed, rubbed or grooved, tuck, and struck are the major kinds of pointing. A small wooden scale of a thickness of 5 mm is positioned on the mortar joint, and a thin line is drawn at the joints to determine the regularity of the blockwork. Pointing is frequently done after blockwork.

3. PAINTING

This is the process of applying paint as a finishing touch to all surfaces, including walls, ceilings, woodwork, metalwork, and so on, to preserve them from weathering effects, prevent wood decay, and prevent metal corrosion, as well as to provide a clean, colorful, and beautiful surface.

4. VARNISHING

This is the procedure of adding varnish to wooden and painted surfaces to improve their appearance and protect them from the effects of the environment.

5.DISTEMPERING

This is the practice of protecting plastered surfaces from weather impacts and improving their appearance by painting distemper over them more simply and at a lower cost than paints and varnishes. Whiting (powdered chalk), glue or casein as a binder, and appropriate amounts of fast color pigments make up a distemper as a water paint. Distempers come in a stiff paste or dry powder form in sealed tins and come in several distinct colors.

6. WHITE WASHING

A combination of pure fat slaked lime in water is first prepared in this technique. It is then filtered through the coarse fabric before being mixed with cooked gum and rice in specific amounts. The resulting solution, known as white-wash, is then applied to a particular number of coats, usually three, using brushes.

7. COLOR WASHING

It’s identical to whitewashing, but instead of lime, a coloring pigment of the desired hue and nature is added to the whitewash. Only one or two layers of color washing are used.A color wash is the most acceptable option because of its textured appearance. It is ideal for covering imperfections in your walls and furniture.

8. MICRO CEMENT

Micro-cement is a high-performance cement combined with polymers, ultra-fine particles, additives, and color pigments to attach to various surfaces. It is a highly adaptable and versatile finish. Because micro-cement offers a continuous surface, it does not require a substrate (in other words, it may be put over existing finishes other than parquet or timber floors), is non-slip, and is environmentally friendly.

Thus these are the different kinds of finishes option for a different look to your place.

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