Beautiful stucco plaster perfectly complements the luxurious interior of the room, decorated in different styles. Such a relief decor hides various irregularities on the surface of walls or ceilings, allows you to adjust the space and make it more comfortable, and also favorably emphasizes the dignity of the room. Also, the decor of plaster has a number of positive properties:
- is environmentally friendly;
- easy to paint;
- amenable to various processing (gilding, patination);
- has a long service life;
- easy to restore;
- perfectly withstands temperature drops.
At the same time, volumetric stucco molding, created by hand, greatly ennobles the room and makes it original in appearance. This decor is used for interior decoration inside various rooms and even facades.
Elements of gypsum products
Volumetric decorations on the walls and ceilings have a variety of sizes and types. They can be very neat and miniature or, on the contrary, very voluminous and large, most often in the interiors decorated in the traditional style, such elements from gypsum are used:
- sockets (ceiling, less often wall);
- plinths of various sizes and volumes;
- columns, etc.
Premises that are decorated in a more modern style can include plaster products in the form of a solid wood, a flower, an imitation fireplace or others. Moreover, such decorative plaster decorations can be made with your own hands or standard elements made of polyurethane can be used. plaster moldings. The latter have one major drawback: they will not have the original look.
Gypsum stucco in the interior
To make an original home decor, you do not have to have a lot of talent and spend a lot of money. First of all, it is necessary to have a great desire and elementary skills of working with clay, hand tools (brush, sandpaper).
Before you get to work, it is worth choosing which elements you need to make and where they will be located. In this case, it is worth carefully determining the style in which the interior of the room is trimmed, the size and shape of a room or a separate zone, as well as functionality.
So the stucco decoration made of plaster, made by hand, can perform aesthetic or utilitarian functions. Moreover, the size of the room itself plays an important role, as purely for decorating stucco should be used in a spacious room, in order to fill it with comfort and luxury, in small rooms with stucco you can cover or hide the structural elements or some features of the layout.
Making bulk jewelry from gypsum do it yourself
After the dimensions, type and style in which the product will be made are determined, it is worth carefully preparing all the necessary tools, materials and even surfaces for work.
Since the gypsum solidifies very quickly, and there will be no time to search for this or that tool, everything should be at hand. For the manufacture of gypsum decorative elements you need to prepare:
- work surface: it must be flat and dust-free with a thick film;
- a set of tools (spatulas, stacks, stationery knives, brush, ruler, measuring cup, spatula);
- building clay (not sticking to the hands) or clay;
- building plaster;
- colorless varnish;
- PVA glue;
- acrylic silicone;
- Silicone Grease;
- mixing tank;
- finished item (molding, cornice, socket) if the work will be carried out on the template.
Careful preparation will avoid fuss and make work more productive, which will positively affect the quality of decorative elements.
Installation of gypsum elements
Depending on the size and type of stucco made by own hands, its installation is carried out in different ways. So small elements are mounted on the wall or ceiling with a solution of cement or putty.
Heavier decorative elements, the shapes of which differ in impressive volumes, are fastened with dowels and screws. For this, it is worthwhile to pre-treat all metal surfaces with anti-corrosion agents.
Decor elements in the form of cornices are also cleaned on the reverse side and have notches in order to make the putty better seized. Plaster on the walls where the element will be mounted, must have a notch.
After the decorative elements are attached to the wall or ceiling on the mortar, it is worthwhile to move them (very neatly) - the surplus mortar that will have to be removed with a spatula or a spatula will come out along the contour. To complete the decoration, the elements are coated with water-based paint, applied with a patina or other means.
The stucco molding created by your own hands will not only decorate the interior, make it richer and more original. Such an activity will help show your creative talents and make the interior very unusual and even individual, which is beneficial to distinguish it from others.