Acrylic plaster - Baie st paul

Acrylic coating is a particularly popular façade covering. As such, it has been specially designed for outdoor use. It is highly resistant to biological corrosion and weathering. This makes it suitable for almost any environment. It also protects the substrate from cracking. It can also be applied indoors.

What's the difference between plaster and acrylic plaster?

Many people tend to confuse plaster with acrylic plaster. In many ways, however, the two materials are quite distinct.

The purpose

Application surface

From a technical point of view, plaster is intended for use on rough, untreated surfaces. These are generally unpainted areas. It takes longer to dry and adheres poorly to pre-treated surfaces.

Coatings, on the other hand, offer better adhesion, thanks to their chemical composition. It can be applied to a wide range of substrates, whether rough, painted, rough or smooth. Simply adjust the formulas to suit your needs.

Chemical composition

Plaster is mainly composed of calcium sulfate powder mixed with water.

Coatings, on the other hand, have a more complex composition. This includes a binder such as cement or plaster, as well as mineral components such as sand.

These differences in composition also influence preservation methods. Plaster needs to be stored in a dry place.

Acrylic coating, suitable for both interior and exterior applications

For interior use, professionals use it to repair cracks. It can also be used to fill holes or smooth wall surfaces before painting. It adheres well to a variety of materials, including concrete and wood. For all these reasons, it’s a popular choice for interior renovation.

Acrylic coatings are also widely used for exterior applications. It acts as a protective shield against the elements. It acts as a barrier against humidity and UV rays. It also acts as a thermal insulator, preventing temperature variations. It can be applied to concrete, masonry, stucco and brick surfaces. It can even be used on painted surfaces to enhance their resistance to the elements.

At Pierre Gosselin Jointoyeur, we use top-quality acrylic coatings such as Adex and Dryvit.

a versatile coating

Acrylic coating’s ability to adapt to different surfaces and withstand outdoor conditions makes it a practical and versatile choice. It is suitable for a wide range of coating applications. It offers both protection and an aesthetic finish, whether inside or outside buildings.