Baumit Blog - Airless Plaster An Extremely Efficient Method Of Applying Plaster To Walls

Does Airless Plaster mean it's time to throw-in the trowel?

Airless plaster offers an extremely clean and rapid method of applying plaster to a wall. Once administered, surfaces can be ready to paint in an astonishingly quick time.

An airless appliance negates the need for pre-mixing with water and is a truly ‘tidy’ solution, both in terms of the finish it provides and the minimal waste it creates.

Containing a specially-developed fast-drying compound, airless plaster is applied with an airless spray gun – a simple, less-labour intensive alternative to the traditional hand-and-trowel method.

Innovative solution
Innovative construction tools and procedures are crucial if the industry is to keep pace with the urgent demand for additional new housing. To help solve the current property crisis, the UK government has committed to delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. Therefore, innovations, which create a speedier, more effective passage towards that goal, should be considered as a way to streamline project time-lines. 

Baumit recently introduced its SX Airless Plaster range to the UK market. Applied via a spray gun attached to an airless spray machine, the plaster is 30% more rapid to install to interior walls than traditional application methods. In trials which have taken place over a three-month period at properties in the UK, feedback from users has been unanimously positive.

Rapid-set solution
SX Airless Plaster has been praised for its superb workability, even coverage and the speed at which it is applied to plaster board and existing plaster-based walls. It requires just six hours’ setting time, after which it is able to be sanded.

In terms of application, the airless method offers the user total control, resulting in an exceptionally clean and tidy finish. There is no overspray, and cutting-in couldn’t be easier when using a spray gun rather than a trowel - one bag of SX Airless Plaster will cover a hugely impressive 16m2 area. The finished surface will look every bit as impressive as a traditional application, but fewer man-hours will have been spent on its completion.

Due to its associated time and cost benefits, there can be no question airless plaster is the future solution for smart, durable interior walls.

For more information about Baumit's SX Airless Plaster, get in touch and one of us will get back to you.