Doing your own rolling plaster

Doing your own rolling plaster

Walls cleaning is the job of a specialist? Not always. Smoothing board and wall cells are not used in all variants. The rolling plaster, which even the hobby craftsman can apply without problems, is becoming more and more popular. As the name suggests, this plaster is merely rolled. It does not take the whole company to do that.

The benefits of plastering with roller plaster itself

Whoever takes matters into his own hands knows what he did in the end. It's part of the home-made honor to tackle things. With roller plaster can also plaster the walls in your own home succeed. For here color is combined with plaster, only the kurzflorige role is used for applying and still creates the characteristic surface. Anyone who lends a hand has the most varied design options. After all, roller coats can also be treated with a brush, sponge and other things after application. This is what the wall looks like. Similarly, the cost factor is a not insignificant part lower than at a contracted company. Rolling plaster is available in several variants. He can be bought ready. Here the binding types differ. Roll plaster is available on a lime, clay or synthetic resin base. Also, it differs in the grain: There are coarse and fine roller plasters. The latter offer less structure. In addition, roller trim can be purchased in white, but also mixed with paint.

Is there any advantage to producing the roller shutter yourself?

In principle, everything can be done on the subject of roller cleaning. There are manufacturers that offer pure lime or marsh lime. This can be mixed with sand and paint. The mixing ratio of limestone and sand should be one to three. This can then be applied to walls made of clay, sand, concrete or stone.

The self-mixed Kalkrollputz is suitable only for mineral substrates.

There are many other ways to mix the rolling plaster itself. But there are also many dangers lurking here. "For heaven's sake, no gypsum," warns a handyman after another expert has advised in the rolling plaster mix in the forum. Others, however, recommend Rotband in the base mix. The advantages of touching the rolling plaster itself are therefore not always the same as the benefit. In addition, the finished mixture is so enticing in terms of cost, that many do-it-yourselfers do not see the reason for their own mixture. However, if you do not want to do without mixing, but have hardly any knowledge, you can also use powdered versions of roll plaster. When bought in a sack, they are still to be touched with water. The desired color can also be mixed into the plaster itself.

Self-application: With these tools, it works

When applying roller coats, however, almost every DIY enthusiast is back in his element and can not resist doing it himself , Not many tools are needed for this:

  • Mixing stirrer
  • Paint roller, short pile
  • brush or quast if required
  • Scraper
  • Painter's carpet

Also the material list is not very long:

  • Rolling plaster
  • Depth
  • if required Color
  • Putty

If all materials and tools are concerned, the do-it-yourselfer can get started and apply the rolling plaster on their own.

Instructions: Roll-on Rendering Step by Step

Simply mix and set up clap the wall - but that does not lead to the goal. When applying the roller coating, a certain sequence should be observed:

  1. Shaping the wall
  2. Apply primer and / or primer and allow to dry
  3. Stir rolling surface if necessary
  4. Mask surface with plaster «
  5. Apply roller coating
  6. Edit Structure
  7. Paint over it with

Important before applying is that the wall has no holes and cracks. Because these are not covered by the rolling plaster. Therefore, appropriate places should be processed with the putty. Some walls are very absorbent. This is where Tiefengrund helps, so that the rolling plaster will not be absorbed too much later. Plaster base ensures adhesion. When applying, it helps to moisten the paint roller so that it better accepts the rolling plaster. Afterwards, the structuring is done as desired.

The rolling plaster can dry very quickly after application. Anyone who wants to edit the structure retrospectively should do so within ten or 20 minutes - depending on the type of plaster. If this is too much of a hustle and bustle, a second man is recommended.

Tips for rolling plaster

Anyone who wants to apply roll plaster himself must not only pay attention to the material and the flat wall, but also the correct room temperature is crucial. For plastering it must be neither too cold nor too warm in the room. Optimal is a temperature of ten to 20 degrees. If it is colder, plastering is difficult. If it is warmer, the plaster dries too fast. Attention damp rooms: Which rolling plaster is suitable depends also on the humidity. In the bathroom and kitchen should rather be used a diffusion open Rollputz. Here is lime or clay as a base. With these variants it is even possible to clean over existing tiles.


If you want to lend yourself a hand when plastering the walls, you can use roller plaster. Applying it yourself is child's play. However, mixing the roller brush is not for everyone. Here finished products can be purchased in the trade. The prices depend on the type of plaster. But self-application is always cheaper than commissioning a professional company.

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