What are Wall Finishes and the purpose of using them?
As the name “Wall Finishes” itself suggests that it is finish given to the wall to enhance the interior or exterior look of the structure. Wall finishes used for the interiors are quite delicate and need maintenance. The new contemporary trend has brought about great deal of increase in the usage of various types of wall finishes for the aesthetic purpose.
In this article, we are going to discuss various types of wall finishes, their preparation and application process…
Here is a list of different types of Wall finishes:
- Cement plastered Finish
- Cement Textured Finish
- Plaster of Paris Finish
- Gypsum Plaster Finish
- Glass Mosaic Finish
- Designer Mirror Finish
- Laminate Finish
- Marble Powder Finish
We will be discussing some more different types of Wall Finishes in our successive articles…
Cement plastered Finish
It is prepared in the form of mortar with cement, sand and water in proper proportions and applied on masonry manually to achieve a smooth finish or sand faced finish.
Cement Textured Finish
This is a decorative finish and its mortar is prepared in cement based material. It is applied with sand faced plaster with a trowel and after that it is coloured with paint.
Plaster of Paris Finish
Plaster of Paris or simply plaster is a type of building material based on calcium sulphate hemihydrates. This is a smooth finish achieved by plaster of Paris generally applied on internal walls.
Gypsum Plaster Finish
This just like plaster of Paris finish but gypsum based material is used to prepare mortar. It is more durable and finer as compared to Plaster of Paris Finish.
Glass Mosaic Finish
Glass mosaic tiles are small 1”x1” on a cloth to get a workable size 12”x12” and this tile is pasted with an adhesive on wall surfaces. It can also be pasted on curved surfaces.
It comes in different colours and generally used in swimming pools.
Designer Mirror Finish
Designer mirrors are obtained by small pieces on walls to create mural like design.
Laminate comes in various colours and designs. It comes in the form of sheet and is pasted with fevicol on Plywood.
Marble Powder Finish
This is a very smooth finish. The finish looks like Marble flooring. This finish is obtained by mortar of marble powder, white cement and water. It is applied manually.