Microcement on walls, all you need to know.

The most applied areas with microcement are on walls. We are already used to looking this coating on floors, this trend is spreading very quickly to other elements, such as stairs, countertops and, above all, walls, whether in interior areas, such as kitchens and especially bathrooms, or on facades and outdoor walls.
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The popularity of microcement has grown exponentially in recent years, and it is not by chance. It is a coating with multiple advantages and functionalities, which offers an elegant aesthetic finish without the need of large investments or renovations, and in this case, thanks to the Cementec Ready to Use product, with an easy application. All are benefits for the applicator and for the final client. In fact, this is its main advantage: being able to completely change the look and style of a room with a single product, in a spectacular way. Why choose a continuous wall coating? Microcement on walls offers great versatility to traditional coatings, such as paint, stucco, vinyl, etc. Its high aesthetic and technical value make it ideal for its application on walls. In addition, its artisan and handmade personality provide it a unique and singular feeling. If you have any questions about what coating to apply on your home or business walls, below, we detail some of the advantages to use microcement on walls.

Advantages of microcement in walls.

  The microcement on walls is applied at a very low thickness, maximum 3 mm, which makes it suitable for being applied on almost any type of previous support (tiles, plaster, cement, plasterboard, etc.). In addition, it does not require previous demolition, because its high adherence degree allows it to be applied very easily on all types of surfaces, logically as long as they are well anchored to the underlays. We highlight some of the best reasons why you can choose microcement for walls:

No construction works! Apply microcement on walls.

As we have previously mentioned, microcement on walls does not require the prior demolition of the existing support, thus avoiding noise, debris, dust cloud, etc. Thanks to this, the process of applying microcement on walls is considerably reduced, even being able to be applied in a period of 2-3 days as long as the walls are made with a smooth surface and with perfect flatness (such as plasterboard walls or a perfectly screed plaster). The microcement on walls covers and decorates your area, providing a spectacular change, and without the need of masonry work.

Microcement walls: strength and durability

When we decide for microcement on walls, we are providing a very prominent advantage over paint or other classic coatings; its hardness and resistance is much higher, and its ease and effectiveness in cleaning is clearly very high. The protection with which the work is completed helps to maintain its aesthetics in perfect condition for a long time.

Microcement for interior and exterior walls.

Another advantage offered by microcement on walls is its versatility. It is a product adapted to be applied to both interior and exterior walls of any home or area. It can be the solution for a facade where the aim is to have a different finish from what we are used to see, as well as for any area where it is intended to provide continuity between interior and exterior microcement walls.

Use the waterproof resistance of microcement walls.

When we use liquids or any type of product that can dirty or wet the microcement walls, we don’t have to be worry about it because Cementec uses a special and specific protection for areas prone to this type of action. The “positive” waterproof provided by the Finish Forte product is approved for use on any type of microcement walls, such as showers or bathroom areas.

Almost non-existent cleaning thanks to microcement for walls.

Another of the main advantages of microcement on walls is that it does not require exhaustive cleaning and maintenance. All our microcement wall systems are protected with varnishes with a waterproofing and sealing capacity, as is the case with the Finish Forte Plus product. Although any type of abrasive liquid may spill, this will not affect its final finish, keeping its initial appearance intact. Any type of neutral soap, as well as other abrasive products (systems protected with the Finish Forte Plus) can be used to clean our microcement wall coating. Using a simple cloth that we have at home and a little neutral soap.

Application of microcement on walls.

The process of microcement on walls will depend on what type of surface you are going to apply it. On the one hand, if we have walls with joints such as tile or stoneware, we must cover all those joints and place a fibreglass mesh with a special anchoring resin (SEAL). On the other hand, in case that we face a continuous cement-based surface, we will always apply a consolidating product, and then the fibreglass mesh. And if, finally, we jump into an ideal support, such as plasterboard surfaces, MDF wood, or well smoothed (screed) plaster, then we should not carry out a previous preparation, and simply apply the layers of the Cementec product. It must always be sanded between layers, and respecting the minimum drying times. All these processes are explained in detail in our online tutorial videos, where you can learn how to apply microcement on walls.

What is the price of applying microcement on walls.

The price of microcement on walls can vary depending on the sqm that we are going to make, and the difficulty that the surface which is going to be applied has (if there are niches, holes, furniture, etc.). Likewise, when microcement is applied on plasterboard walls or any support that does not require prior adaptation, its cost will be cheaper than if it is applied to other types of supports. In our price calculation tab, we can provide and guide you on the price of the material you need to apply.

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