Use coating inside

Easy handling makes it possible. More and more do-it-yourselfers no longer want wallpaper on their walls and put on brushing plaster indoors. Because the plaster has a longer life than the paper layer on the wall: The shape is retained over years, a renovation is much less necessary.

Why plastering? The Benefits

Many a DIY enthusiast avoided the use of interior plaster during his years as a wallpaperier out of respect for complicated workmanship. Just these craftsmen will be amazed at the ease of workmanship. Coating plaster has numerous advantages that predestine it for the interior walls:

  • robust
  • durable
  • easy to use
  • does not need any prior knowledge
  • can be provided with color

There are already finished products in the trade, which can be used directly. This makes cleaning easy for the handyman. Prepare the surface, mask off the corners and apply the coating once - this is how easy the finish can be. Only with a brush or brush is it brought to the wall. Even inexperienced do-it-yourselfers can do that. Compared to the wallpaper, the coating plaster has a longer life and it is also available in particularly hard-wearing variants. Also, many products are already provided with color. Depending on the taste, however, the plaster can also be decorated with paint afterwards.

Selection: Which plasters for which room?

There are various plasters that can be applied to interior walls by brushing. They differ due to the basic substances. If the plaster is based on lime, it is a natural plaster, mineral and breathable. This plaster gets along well with moisture and can do well on damp stone walls. Also in areas of the apartment, where there is a lot of moisture, lime plaster is suitable: such as in the kitchen or in the bathroom. He also has mold-inhibiting properties. Another variant is synthetic resin plaster - also called dispersion plaster. Above all, they are characterized by an enormously high mechanical resistance - here something rarely breaks off. This makes synthetic plasters particularly well appear in children's rooms, tool rooms or other work rooms. Last but not least, there are also clay based coating plasters. He can also absorb moisture from the air. This plaster provides a good room climate and is particularly suitable in rooms that are much heated with central heating.

If you think of the distance when plastering, you should use loam plaster. Because it can be easily removed, unlike other brushstrokes: with water and scraper.

Not only suitable for walls: Coating on the ceiling

Another advantage of brushing indoors is also the possibility to apply it to the ceiling use. Here the same product should be applied as on the wall in the room. Only the processing is - as in painting - a little more complicated. Here it is advisable to use an extension bar to reach with painter roller or brush the ceiling easy. Who wants to work with a ladder on the ceiling, needs a professional bucket attachment to avoid tedious getting on and off. System ladders are recommended here, which can also be converted into scaffolding. Some models can also be easily moved by rolling. Similarly, invest in a protective suit for plastering the ceiling. This optimally protects against dropping product residues during processing. Attention: A hood should be included!

Painting over: Special cases indoors

In many cases there is no rough wall in your own four walls. Many walls are already provided with decorative surfaces. But even here the coating can be painted over it in many cases. For wallpaper, this is possible if it is resistant to moisture. This excludes many fabric wallpapers - these must be removed. The insecure craftsman can test the wallpaper with a damp sponge. If no bubbles are created, the wallpaper can be painted over with a brush. But even older plaster does not always have to be removed before applying the new coating plaster. If you use products with emulsion paints, you can make this old surface disappear through several layers.

Coating plaster is in many cases very thin and covers colors, but no bumps. These should be removed before application.

Basic question: rolling or brushing?

Many indoor coating brushes are not only suitable for painting the wall, they can also be applied with a paint roller. Here these products are often called roll plaster. The only difference is just using a role instead of a brush. This poses the do-it-yourselfer the question: what is better? Depending on your choice, the wall appears with different structures. If you roll, the grain can be particularly visible. The painter's role should therefore be chosen especially when brushing with large grain size. The brush leaves its lines in the plaster, which looks visually very beautiful with lime plaster. The brush is also more flexible, can be chosen as a round or flat brush and imitates especially old plasters at rustic times.


The coating plaster can be a good alternative to the wallpaper indoors. Handyman, who are untrained, can plaster their own four walls by its particularly easy handling. The coating plaster is robust and can be provided with paint. The blanket is also suitable for this. Beautiful materials are created with the right materials.

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