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How to plaster with abe.lite

How to plaster with abe.lite

Plastering onto brickwork, concrete blocks, drywalling, ceiling board, and as a finishing plaster over sand cement renders is an integral part of any house build or renovation – it leaves the option of a smooth durable finish or a brush / textured finish on walls and ceilings you can admire for years to come.

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    HERE’S HOW:

    Preparation

    • All surfaces to be clean, dry, sound, free from all laitance, fungal growth, grease, oil, or loose and flaking particles.
    • Use clean tools.

    Mixing

    • Water/powder: 55 – 65 ml water to 100 g plaster.
    • Add 40 kg abe. ® lite to 22 – 26 L of water.
    • Allow soaking for 5 minutes.
    • Mix until lump-free to a smooth paste.
    • For best results use water that is 20 °C to 25 °C, approximately 22 L per bag.

    Application

    • Apply to clean surface.
    • Sprinkle water onto the surface.
    • Apply abe®.lite finishing plaster onto the surface with a steel or rubber-faced float.

    After 20 – 30 minutes

    • Level with steel float.

    After 45 – 55 minutes

    • Moisten the float that has a carpet or rubber face finish and float the surface to raise the fines to the surface (“fat”).

    After 60 – 70 minutes

    • Final finishing by scraping off the excess fines and proceeding by steel floating to obtain a smooth polished finish.
    • Do not mix more abe®.lite then you can apply.
    • Do not apply less than 3 mm thick.
    • Do not retemper the mix, if the mix becomes unworkable, discard it and mix a fresh batch.
    • Pot life of mixed plaster: 40 – 70 minutes.
    • Initial set: 65 – 90 minutes. Final set: 75 – 130 minutes.
    • Typical drying time on board is 2.5 – 3.5 hours

    Coverage

    • Thickness m2
    • 1-3 mm thick 28 m2
    • 5-6 mm thick 11.5 m2
    • 12-15 mm thick 4.5 mm2

    Cleaning

    • Clean all tools and mixing vessels thoroughly with water before mixing the next batch.

    GOOD TO KNOW:

    Do not mix more abe®.lite then you can use in an hour.

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