There are plenty of options for finishing the exterior walls of country houses, but the most popular and affordable is plaster. Decorative plaster bark beetle on the facades of houses creates the effect of wood shed by the bark beetle, and also protects walls from the effects of weathering. The unique decorating effect of this type of plaster is achieved thanks to marble or granite chips in its composition, the amount and size of which is chosen for a specific situation. The process of plastering walls “bark beetle” is technically simple, so it can even be done independently. Beautiful facades of private houses that have the effect of “bark beetle” in plaster, the photo can be viewed in our article.
Plaster bark beetle on the facades of houses: features of the application
Features of the material bark beetle plaster
The bark beetle plaster is sold in construction stores with either ready-to-use mixture in buckets and dry in bags. Ready mixes are available in white and gray, and dry plaster has an exceptionally white color. As for the color change, the easiest way to tinting is to dry plaster, the color of which can be changed by stirring. The finished mixture is almost impossible to mix with the dye without the use of special tools. If you decide to paint the already plastered walls, it is best to use the spray gun, since it can evenly apply facade paint on an uneven striated surface. You can recognize the decorative effect of the bark beetle on the plaster from the photo of the facades of private houses immediately after reading our selection below.
Technology finishes home bark beetle plaster
“Bark beetle” belongs to a type of structural plaster, and is applied to the wall in several layers equal in thickness to the granules in the composition. The first layer of plaster is smeared on the wall until small scratches begin to appear. The next layer of plaster must be evenly distributed on the wall surface, smoothing the plaster in a circular motion without pressure. The final third layer of plaster is applied after 15 minutes, when the previous layer dries.
To get the bark beetle pattern, it is necessary, pressing the grater, to rub the plaster from top to bottom before the appearance of grooves going in one direction. The process of drawing the bark beetle on the plaster is shown in the photo of houses below.
Preparatory measures for finishing the facade of the house with plaster bark beetle
Before you plaster the facade of the house, photos of private houses where the bark of bark beetle is applied on the walls are required to be viewed. This procedure will help to understand how the exterior walls of your house will look after plastering, as well as be in the trend of modern facade design.
During the finishing of the facade with “bark beetle” plaster you need to do the following steps:
Preparation of the surface of the walls, which includes leveling the surface, putty and priming;
Installation of the warming layer (as a heater foam is most often used);
Installation of a reinforcing layer, consisting of a reinforcing mesh, laid on the adhesive base. The grid helps to firmly consolidate the plaster on the surface of the wall;
Bark beetle plaster: photo examples of beautiful houses
The high popularity of the bark beetle is caused by a unique decorative effect, high resistance to atmospheric phenomena and a long service life, which reaches 25 years without losing the texture and color of the surface. The quality and relevance of this method of finishing is also evidenced by the fact that for the facades of houses in Europe, bark beetles are often used as plaster. Photos of houses with exterior walls of this plan are presented below.