Types of surface treatments

Brick walls can be treated in various ways. Felt plaster, scratch coat, smooth plaster smoothed with burlap bag, and slurry plaster are the preferred methods. Here you can read more about this. 

Scratch coat

The mortar layer is spread as thick as possible with the help of a steel plank or a screed plank. The surface is processed with the help of a moist brush, with diagonal movements. After processing, the surface is smoothed out and covered in a thin layer of mortar with the help of a brush.  

Felt plaster

The surface is plastered by the rotating movements of a felt brush. A felt brush is a brush covered in felt, hence its name. The finished surface becomes even after the treatment, as flaws are filled with mortar. As little of the brick surface as possible should be covered in mortar.

Plaster smoothed with burlap bag

The surface is processed with the help of a burlap bag, hence the name. The finished surface becomes even after the treatment, as flaws are filled with mortar. Most of the brick surface isn't covered in mortar.

Abrasive plaster

The mortar is applied to the blank wall and finally scraped with a steel brush or a brick trowel. The surface is abraded with a moist brick. This brick needs to be moistened quite frequently. In this processes the surface and the eventual protrusions will be smoothed off with the abrasive brick. The finished surface becomes even after the treatment, as flaws are filled with mortar.

Build the right house first time

It costs a little more to have a completely brick built house, but it's a very worthwhile investment. The inner walls made of bricks help to adjust the building's temperature, as they store heat and cool air.

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