Making a wall straight - step by step
The result of a renovation is convincing only when the wall is straight. Most craftsmen have to do many work steps to achieve this.
1. Measure Wall to Determine Deviations
Each wall should be exactly vertical and at right angles to the adjacent walls. With spirit level, leveling plate and angle iron, the deviations from the nominal values can be easily determined. For completely slanted walls, a new plaster application is required. If the old plaster is sustainable, the new order can be made on it, otherwise the old plaster must be down.
2. Preparing for straightening
Should a complete plaster application be necessary, it makes sense to screw it to the wall at intervals of eighty centimeters. These can be aligned with straightening wedges and a spirit level exactly vertical, which is a great help when straightening a wall. Generally, the wall is to be dedusted and prepared with a primer so that the new plaster or putty adheres.
3. Mix plaster properly
When plastering a larger amount of plaster is necessary, therefore, the mass according to the manufacturer's instructions in a mortar bucket with a stirrer to touch. For smaller bumps, it is sufficient to spatulate. For the small amounts of putty a plaster cup and a spatula are sufficient for mixing.
4. Making walls straight
To apply the mixed plaster, a steel trowel is suitable, on which the mass is to be laid with a trowel. If a field is filled between two cleaning strips, it is smoothed with a staff to smooth it out. Individual unevenness can be filled with a spatula and putty.
5. Checking the plastered or filled surfaces
Even those who carefully plaster or fillet, can not avoid small bumps. Therefore, it is important to hit the wall again with a crossbar. If these hang on elevations, material is to be removed. Wells can only be detected by looking closely. Important: mark the unevenness found immediately with a pencil.
6. Perform required reworking
The recesses detected during the test are usually so small that it is sufficient to dispense the finished putty and to remove the surface with a wide spatula. When the mass is dry, the ledge is used once more to detect and mark elevations.
7. Sanding for a Perfect Surface
This step is neglected by many do-it-yourselfers, but anyone who has put so much effort into making a wall straight should also take this step carefully: Sanding with coarse sandpaper and a sanding block is a bit of a hassle Wall but perfectly prepared for painting or wallpapering.
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