Façade coatings cover the basic material of your home. Different types of coatings exist, but their purpose is the same: to protect the house and to decorate its facades.
Façade coatings: what is it?
The term "facade plaster" refers to the thin layers of mortar that cover the facades of dwellings. These facades can be brick, concrete, or stone. Façade coatings must be compatible with the materials used for the construction of your home.
Façade coatings can be applied in one or more layers depending on their nature. In the case where several layers are necessary, they are distributed as follows:
- A layer of attachment, also called gobetis, is first projected on the support,
- A coating body (or sided) is then applied to standardize the surface,
- A finishing layer is then put in place for decorative purposes.
Coatings can be applied manually or using a planer.
What are facade coatings used for?
Façade coatings have several uses:
- They allow to standardize the facade of a house. They mask the masonry, but also the cracks, joints and irregularities of the walls.
- They protect the facade from various factors such as humidity, pollution, climatic variations, etc. Façade coatings are specially designed to allow masonry to "breathe" while having a waterproofing function.
- They give a second life to a home to renovate, or simply give a particularly neat aesthetic to a new home. Many effects are possible with facade coatings. Thanks to the facade coating, you can give your façade a realistic faux-stone effect or brick effect.
Façade coatings are therefore both practical and aesthetic. These reasons explain their great popularity.