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1964paul Sep 19th 2013 2:52 pm

plastering sand
 
Hi where we live the building merchants has only one sand which is a course sand I need a fine sand for plastering so could anyone tell me what the Spanish US and what the proper name of it is please.we live in martos .

snikpoh Sep 19th 2013 3:11 pm

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by 1964paul (Post 10908329)
Hi where we live the building merchants has only one sand which is a course sand I need a fine sand for plastering so could anyone tell me what the Spanish US and what the proper name of it is please.we live in martos .

Around here, even though the builders merchants sell two types of sand, the Spanish tend to use the coarse for rendering.

Have you seen Spanish walls that have been 'plastered' - very coarse indeed.

For plastering they use Yeso Liso - a very strange product to use:ohmy:

jimenato Sep 19th 2013 3:37 pm

Re: plastering sand
 
Plaster is yeso (hard to work with as it hardens very rapidly) or escayola which is more like normal finishing plaster but a bit coarser.

If you mean sand-and-cement render then you might have to sieve the sand to get rid of any big bits. And use some plastificante to make it smoother and easier to work.

TGA Sep 28th 2013 6:48 pm

Re: plastering sand
 
for rendering you need "arena fina" , its the orangy coloured sand, tell then parra morterro (for mortar) this will give you a decent smooth finish. Another option is do a first coat with arena fina and do all the ruling off (similar to a uk "scratch coat", then buy bags of "capa fina" its a ready mixed (dry) render that goes on thinner and is easier to work with and give you more time to sponge up.

1964paul Sep 28th 2013 10:18 pm

Re: plastering sand
 
Thank you it's what I wanted cheers

COWBOY_BUILDER Sep 30th 2013 8:11 am

Re: plastering sand
 
Hi ,if you put a scratch coat on then a top coat making sure that you have the right amount of cement in the top coat you should be able to trowel the coarse grey sand to a perfect finish, if you have a good uk style steel trowel .
There is an art to using Yeso but once mastered you can achive a perfect finish with a little effort ,but never use Yeso on any wall that might get damp as it will flake off after a few months.

LizFox Oct 4th 2013 10:20 am

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by jimenato (Post 10908394)
Plaster is yeso (hard to work with as it hardens very rapidly) or escayola which is more like normal finishing plaster but a bit coarser.


Escayola isn't for plastering - It's for putting up ceiling boards.

jimenato Oct 4th 2013 10:39 am

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by LizFox (Post 10930073)
Escayola isn't for plastering - It's for putting up ceiling boards.

It has many uses. Here is the Wiki entry...


En pasta: la escayola se presenta en estado pulverulento, envasada en sacos de unos 20 kg. Amasada con agua se usa en enlucidos donde se requiere un acabado muy fino (acabados sobre guarnecidos de yesos bastos), sujeciones (generalmente junto con esparto, etc.) Mezclada con aditivos se utiliza para estucados.
Conformado: la escayola se moldea en fábrica o taller con formas diversas, para la confección de elementos decorativos: columnas, bustos, molduras, e incluso muebles.
En planchas: la escayola se mezcla con micro-fibra de vidrio para formar placas con aceptable resistencia. Se utilizan para la elaboración de falsos techos o paneles para divisiones de espacios interiores.
Mezclada con perlita se aligera y le da propiedades especiales para su uso como aislante, protección contra el fuego, etc.
También al mezclar al 3 o 7% con pegamento de escayola, se consigue un retardo en el fraguado del material para su aplicación en enlucidos finales.

Mixed with water it is used in coatings which require a fine finish (finishes on rough plaster trims), fasteners (usually together with hemp, etc..) Mixed with additives it is used for stucco.

TGA Oct 4th 2013 2:10 pm

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by LizFox (Post 10930073)
Escayola isn't for plastering - It's for putting up ceiling boards.

nonsense!
its used for plastering walls as is perlita (softer) and yesso normally ceilings -kitchens and bathrooms (humidity)

timmyf Oct 5th 2013 7:13 pm

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by 1964paul (Post 10908329)
Hi where we live the building merchants has only one sand which is a course sand I need a fine sand for plastering so could anyone tell me what the Spanish US and what the proper name of it is please.we live in martos .

paul I also have used a builders merchants in martos and found the sand very good for rendering

1964paul Oct 7th 2013 11:17 am

Re: plastering sand
 
Thanks Jimmy.f
Can you tell me what d.I.y you used please ,thank you.Paul

timmyf Oct 7th 2013 1:45 pm

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by 1964paul (Post 10933748)
Thanks Jimmy.f
Can you tell me what d.I.y you used please ,thank you.Paul

the builders merchant just off the industrial estate in martos ,very reasonable prices,ive been constructing a patio and used the sand to render outside walls it was ok

timmyf Oct 7th 2013 1:52 pm

Re: plastering sand
 
the name I remember now is yesos aranda ,and its on camino castillejo, martos

1964paul Oct 7th 2013 4:31 pm

Re: plastering sand
 
Cheers Tim ,we will try and send More photos during the week CHEERS mate


Paul

timmyf Oct 8th 2013 12:21 pm

Re: plastering sand
 

Originally Posted by 1964paul (Post 10934189)
Cheers Tim ,we will try and send More photos during the week CHEERS mate


Paul

I brought 100 concrete blocks , half tonne sand and 3 bags of cement and it came to £48 half the price of the uk ,delivered by a site dumper within 2 hrs of odering


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