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Types of Plaster

Architecture
Architecture

LH: Venetian plaster is really a general term that refers to putty made from fired limestone combined with water. It’s then mixed together to make lime plaster. (So Venetian plaster and lime plaster are the same thing.) And when that lime plaster is applied to walls and exposed to the carbon dioxide in the air, the mixture turns back into limestone.

Art
Art

In art, lime plaster is the traditional matrix for fresco painting; the pigments are applied to a thin wet top layer of plaster and fuse with it so that the painting is actually in coloured plaster. In the ancient world, as well as the sort of ornamental designs in plaster relief that are still used, plaster was also widely used to create large figurative reliefs for walls, though few of these have survived.

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Cement Plaster
Cement Plaster

Plaster vs Stucco. Like I just mentioned, the ingredients are what make the difference in these two similar building materials. Both are made with an aggregate of some kind, usually sand of various sizes and textures. Both need water in order to mix everything together and activate the curing process. The big difference is the binder.

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Clay Plaster
Clay Plaster

Clay plaster is a mixture of clay and sand that makes a beautiful, environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plaster and paint. It is natural, non-toxic, durable and beautiful. Unlike most paint, it does not contain VOC’s (harmful chemicals that are released during and after application).

Funeral Processes
Funeral Processes

One time, we held a funeral for a young boy and, understandably, the family was taking it very hard. The family mentioned that the boy had been a big fan of Wegmans, so on the way to cemetery, one of my co-workers bought a bunch of balloons from Wegmans and brought them to the family, who released them at the end of the ceremony.

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Gypsum Plaster
Gypsum Plaster

Plaster of Paris and gypsum both contains calcium sulfate’s hydrate form, but their water content in a molecule differs from each other. Gypsum Gypsum is a hydrated calcium sulfate mineral with the molecular formula CaSO4·2H2O.

Heat Resistant Plaster
Heat Resistant Plaster

The other Vitcas Heat plaster is the finishing plaster that is only resistant up to 650°C The Vitcas Fireplace Render is going to be in most cases used as a scratch coat for the finishing heat plaster unless the temperature is going to exceed 650°C then you will have to make do with just the render finish.

Lime Plaster
Lime Plaster

Lime plaster is a type of plaster composed of sand, water, and lime, usually non-hydraulic hydrated lime (also known as slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime). Ancient lime plaster often contained horse hair for reinforcement and pozzolan additives to reduce the working time.