B $amp; K Plaster Corp
B $amp; K Plaster Corp

FAQs

  • Q: What is Veneer Plaster?
  • A: It has versatile finishing characteristics creating a beautiful white monolithic finish that may be left undecorated when skip-trowelled, floated or applied with other texture techniques. The treatment is much harder than a regular drywall surface, making it less likely to get unsightly dents and scratches. Like traditional plastering, the coat is applied in one continuous flow over the whole wall, hiding joints.
  • Q: What are the Veneer Plaster advantages?
  • A: Veneer plaster offers two advantages over ordinary drywall - quality and convenience. Veneer plaster is much harder than regular drywall surface, making it less likely to get unsightly dents and scratches. Unlike drywall, the top surface of plaster veneer is continuous over the whole wall, so joints are hidden. Veneer plaster\'s continuous surface is also a better base for paint. Though many people are happy with the off-white color and smooth texture of veneer, making painting unnecessary, it's continuous surface is a better base for pain that the rough base of drywall. It's also possible to colorize the plaster coat itself, either by adding a high-quality color to the plaster at the mixing stage, or by using proprietary coloring systems.
    Advantages: Moisture resistant, no sanding or dust, pleasing surface, faster.
  • Q: What is the difference between 16/20, 20/30, Lace, Dash, and Smooth Finish?
  • A: The difference in these unique finishes is the gradiation of the aggregates to achieve a scope of finishes from coarse to smooth.
  • Q: What is Venetian Plaster?
  • A: Venetian plaster is a faux painting or faux finishing technique using thin layers of plaster applied with a spatula or trowel and then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture.
  • Q: Can I restucco a painted wall?
  • A: A painted surface is a substrate to which stucco will not readily bond. First we must sandblast or water blast to remove the paint in its entirety; or we can or use a bonding agent. Then a new coating of cement plaster will bond.
  • Q: How long will sandblasting take?
  • A: Sandblasting time depends on a variety of factors. A typical 1200 square foot home takes up to 6 hours for completion.
  • Q: How long does a typical plastering job last?
  • A: This varies on the size of the surface and what is being done to it.
  • Q: Why does smooth finish cost more?
  • A: Some plasters carry a higher cost than others due to the labor intensive application and higher cost of material.
  • Q: What is Lath?
  • A: Exterior Lath (stucco wire) is the application of building paper, woven wire and stucco grounds (weep screeds) to new homes and structures prior to the three coat stucco process. Lath building paper is applied over all areas of a framed house which will receive exterior stucco. The weather resistive barrier is part of a complete moisture control system. The paper provides a drainage plain behind the scratch, brown and color coats. Our building paper typically is a two layer grade D paper which serves as a major deterrent against water intrusion and moisture problems. Over our double black paper B & K provides a self furred woven wire. It serves as reinforcement for the cementitious three coat stucco. Weep screeds are placed at the bottom of all framed walls and are used as stucco grounds. They provide a weep mechanism as part of the drainage on your house.
  • Q: What is the Three-Coat Plaster System?
  • A: A three-coat plastering system includes Scratch, Brown & Color Coat
    A three coat plaster system begins with two course or rough coats.
    • The first coat is called the Scratch Coat and is applied at 3/8-inch thick, then scratched or scored to provide a key for the second coat.
    • The second coat is called the Brown Coat. It is applied directly to the Scratch Coat, also at 3/8-inch thickness, but left unscored. The sand in the Brown Coat provides a rough texture that gives the light 1/8-inch finish color coat a surface to grip onto.
    • Our Color Coat can be applied with a number of various textures, i.e. smooth, 20/30, lace, etc.