fill in plasterboard Rigips properly and grind

Plasterboard panels filling and grind

Plasterboard is also known as plasterboard panels often, which is only partly true. The company plasterboard - specifically the Saint-Gobain Rigips GmbH - is one of the leading companies in interior design and has significantly introduced the use of plasterboard in Europe and further developed, thus the term Rigips has become for many DIY enthusiasts become synonymous with plasterboard.

Plasterboard plates are available in different thicknesses of 6 mm to 25 mm, available and are suitable in interior fittings for dressing or creating walls and ceilings. Their particular advantage is in a tough and very smooth surface, which can then be wallpapered or decorated with paint. A uniform and smooth surface results, however only if the panel joints properly plastered and sanded. If this is done in an appropriate quality, no individual board joints more can be recognized by a color design and gives a smooth surface.

fill in plasterboard Rigips properly and grind: Contents

  • The right joint filler
  • mix grouts
  • vorspachteln in two steps and smooth
  • filling transitions on corners and edges
  • Grinding of primed joints

The right joint filler

Plasterboard edge planingThe use of the VARIO edge planer facilitates chamfering and gives a uniform Spachtelfuge.

Matched to the respective plate edges is the suitable joint filler to use with or without reinforcing strips. In order to ensure better absorption of the joint filler and a higher joint strength, the non-paper covered cross edges in many plasterboard panels at the factory chamfered ( "bevelled"). Open cut edges caused during cutting of the plates, or non-chamfered plate transverse edges must be almost uniformly before the filling with a blade knife or the VARIO edge planing.

The right spackling to be learned! In the processing of plasterboard panels always gaps appear at the joints. For drywall professional proper Filling these gaps is considered the crowning glory and handwriting of his work.

Make it the same way, making sure that the joints are correct and clean plastered. Because performed incorrectly, it can result in work such as wallpapering, painting and plastering, cause damage in the form of cracks and adversely affect the optical quality of the work. Therefore please be on the safe side: Run the Filling of joints with the appropriate joint filling of plasterboard through. When Dachgeschossausbau and in the ceiling area while the manufacturer generally recommends to grout with joint tape.

Frequently used panel edgesFrequently used panel edgesDrywall joint tapeDrywall joint tape made of fiberglass, which are embedded in the grout, ensure a high joint strength.

Important: Spackling you until the entire construction is completed, d. h., at a wall must be the (first) position on both sides of the wall screwed on, before it may be smoothed. Please remember to free the plate edges of gypsum and construction dust and clean with a damp sponge or brush. Dust acts as a release agent, and this can cause hairline cracks.

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Before you touch your putty, put the necessary working materials ready and clean them if necessary. Because: Dried residues in the mixing vessel or on the tool may affect the setting time and are considerably reduced.

For filling you need:

  • a sufficiently large mixing vessel
  • a small trowel or plasterer trowel
  • a large trowel or trowel

Note on stirring the manufacturer's instructions for mixing ratio and stir never putty on than you can fill in the prescribed processing time. Convert better with a little less, because you need to dispose of unused putty.

First, enter the required amount of water into the mixing vessel and then slowly the dry filler it. With too solid mixture you can add a little water, but the subsequent addition of dry powder should be avoided due to possible lumps. Note that you only after the specified aging period - start mixing - usually three minutes. Compounding the filler and the filling itself requires some practice, you will therefore start with small amounts and increase them after you have gained some experience.

vorspachteln in two steps and smooth

The first process is a spatula Vorspachteln, in which it matters mainly that all joints are well filled with putty. To do this, take some putty to the trowel and press this across the course of the joints in the joint. At intersecting joints oblique trowel guidance facilitates the filling.

Is a joint completely filled, it can be peeled in the longitudinal direction and smoothed. Keep a slight angle to the course of the joints, so as not to slip again the trowel at joints crosses again with the trowel in the transverse joint. The longer the joint area is that you pull off so the fewer paragraphs which have to be reworked. Do not forget the screw heads and let it dry completely before finishing the putty.

In order to increase the joint strength of the putty on, when Vorspachteln a glass fiber reinforcement strips can be inserted additionally. Fill this first on the joints with putty. Then place the joint tape after peeling off in the mass and press it again at by carefully pulling. Absolutely avoid additional material order, but let thicken the joint filler.

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At the finish (Smoothing) process is the same as in Vorspachteln. Stir the joint filler according to the manufacturer's instructions in a clean container or use a prefabricated filler, such as the VARIO finish of plasterboard. Check the joints previously leveled and push, if necessary protruding filler with the trowel from. Discover it badly filled joints, repeat at this point the Vorspachteln and let the putty dry thoroughly.

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filling transitions on corners and edges

Corner joints between plasterboard panels or wall connections must be made separately in order to avoid further cracking.

  1. Connections to concrete, plaster or brickwork must be separated. For this, the abutting edge of the wall is taped with masking tape, the shock plastered and cut off any excess crepe afterwards.
  2. Outer edges, which are subject to particular strain, can be reinforced with edge protectors. These are recognized with putty and eingespachtelt following depending on the desired surface quality.
  3. Meets your drywall construction to another, leave about 5 mm and fill the gap with putty subsequently made.

Use at corners and edges - if possible - always a dull turned lease flashed glass fiber reinforcement strips. This additional protection against cracks.

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Grinding of all joints joints in plasterboard panels

Once the entire joint filler set and is completely dry, you can start grinding the surfaces. Form at the abrasive material lumps, this is a sure sign that the grout has not yet dried right!

for grinding Use a hand sander with sanding screen. Move the hand grinder always in a circular motion, making sure that it lies flat. Tilting, too soft a grinding surface or bumps under the grinding means generates a non-flat grinding surface which is clearly visible by a color scheme.

Depending on the final surface finish is a polished section with a thicker wall surfaces such. As tiles or wallpaper, with a sanding screen grit sufficient 100th If, however, only take place one color design, all primed surfaces with a finer grit should be further smoothed. Move the hand grinder and this only in a circular motion and thereby avoid the formation of unsightly grooves.

Before any further surface treatment, the entire area should always be primed.

Further details can be found at: www.rigips-heimwerker.de/spachtel