Remedies of Plaster Defects – Building Construction15th September 2020
Remedies of Plaster Defects
Following measures or remedies should be taken to minimize plaster defects:
1. First of all, The surface which is to be plastered should be properly prepared and well-watered before plaster coat is laid over it. This will help to prevent water absorption from the plaster.
2. The finished plaster surface should be prevented from being trowelled excessively.
3. The superior quality of bricks should only be used for brickwork.
4. The water used to prepare the mortar should be free from soluble salts.
5. Efflorescence if any should be removed by rubbing the surface with acid with four to five parts of clean water may be prepared and applied on the affected surface with brushes. The surface is lastly washed ith clean water.
6. Water should not be used for washing the surface to remove efflorescence, because some soluble salt again may get absorbed with water in the surface and reappear again in the form of efflorescence.
7. The painting work should be carried out after fully remove the efflorescence from the plastered surface.
8. Proper damp proof course should be laid correctly.