One of the most important stages of construction is architectural powdering. It is a very important material that is needed during the construction of any building. Whether it’s a home, or a building, it’s important to understand how the powdering process works, so that you know what needs to be done, and you can make sure the job is done efficiently. This article covers the first process of architectural powdering, which is preparing the surfaces to be cleaned, sanded and refinished.
The first thing you need to do is clean the concrete. Without the concrete being clean, there’s no point in giving the desired look to the walls. The powdering equipment must be used to clean all debris, and depending on the job you are constructing, the power tools might need to be used. For most jobs, dusting is needed to eliminate dust particles from the initial concrete mixture. A lot of power tools are used during this earlier stage, such as the ride-on, and wide-angle vacuums. Use the power tools to make sure the floor covering is very clean.
The next process is sanding the walls. For most jobs, it needs a palm sander, face- polisher, belt sander, 120-grit, rapid-cutting sanding belt with 3.0mm – 8mm random orbital sanding disk, and texture hopper. The tool will work all by itself. This process removes all imperfections from the wall, giving you a smooth finish. Nothing’s worse than a wall with imperfections that you cannot remove with chemical powdering. The paint will become dull without a smooth finish. Once you’re through the sanding stage, take some solvent and mix it 50 – 50 with a sprayer or a garden hoe. Then add water to create the formula of waterproofing, which will be used for applying the paint or liquid coatings. Understand that the formula is water-antiquoric or water-resistant, depending on your job.
The chemical powdering takes place after the power tools have been assembled to inside the forms. Yes, you have to start out by building the forms, but you’ll find that this is not much of a hassle. The forms are essentially just bags of cement that have been filled up with concrete. Before you apply the chemical powdering, you have to apply an even layer of primer on the wall surface, which seals the concrete and gives it a ready surface for the paint to be applied. Because this is usually a relatively large-scale job, it’s better if the surface is very clean. If there are many cracks in the surface, no primer will last a long time.
When the primer dries up an you can apply the first coat of paint, which will be about 3-6 mils thick. Sand between each coat to eliminate laps, but remember that there might be slight color difference because of the solvent? Be sure not to sand too much when you apply the second layer. Knowing the surface condition will guarantee that the coat that you will apply will be effective, long-lasting and look great. The most common problems of a paint job are the appearance of bumps and dark lines.
The drywall finish is not a difficult job, but it does require patience and hard work. It will be a great challenge for anyone to work, but the results will be great. The overall effect is the creation of a beautiful home. Before beginning to work, have some paint samples, cabinets, furniture, etc. in place so you can see the color and surface characteristics that go well together. You want the end results to look professionally done. It’s also a good idea to purchase a few sample tubes of paint to test and see how the textures of the texture of the walls produce the desired result. Ask your paint store about the best texture for each type of wall, and the number of coats are critical.
Finally, the walls must be finished with an application of primer and a quick application of paint, finish, or stain. This is a quick, but long job, and can take a couple of days to complete. Once all the steps are done, you have a beautiful professional-looking room. This might seem time consuming and complicated, but when you get going, it will all take considerably less time than if you went with the traditional approach. What’s more, with the actual heavy labor off your mind, you’ll be able to focus you attention on more pressing aspects of life, such as your family. Isn’t this an ultimate “green” solution to your family’s needs?