During the preparation of walls and ceilings for finishing, a finishing material such as fiberglass is often used. Especially if the owners have chosen a paint, under which the wall should be perfectly flat. Our advice site has found out what are the advantages of using fiberglass and what are the disadvantages.
Fiberglass is not fiberglass at all. This is a non-woven spider web made of quartz sand, fiberglass is also sold in rolls, but it is never used as a finish. Fiberglass only looks white on a roll. When unwinding, you realize that this is an almost transparent interweaving of thin fiberglass threads. They are bonded to each other with a special compound based on organic resins.
Serves as a fiberglass for reinforcing various surfaces. The portal has already written how to stick it on the ceiling. With walls, the process is somewhat easier..
Important! For vertical surfaces, choose fiberglass with a lower density – from 25 g / m2. For walls, you need to choose a material denser – up to 50 g / m2. Such a roll weighs much more.
There are a lot of advantages of using fiberglass on walls for painting:
- Allows you to quickly and reliably get rid of visual surface defects;
- Reinforcement prevents cracking. The wall on which the fiberglass was glued for painting will remain in its original form for many years;
- It is possible to work with the material at temperatures from -40 ° C to + 60 ° C;
- Fiberglass is hygienic and breathable. On the wall, previously pasted over with this material, fungus and mold will not appear;
- Does not accumulate dust, as it is not electrified;
- Safe for everyone, does not cause allergies, can be used in children’s rooms and anywhere else;
- Does not burn;
- Very inexpensive;
- You can repaint the wall several times. The surface will remain level and prepared. So it will be possible to forget about major repairs for years, the owners will only need to carry out “cosmetics” when there is a desire and need.
It seems that the use of fiberglass for painting has only advantages. But there are also disadvantages:
- You need to work carefully! The finest filaments of material can disintegrate into small fragments that get into the lungs, on the skin, in the eyes … As a result, such particles can cause irritation and more serious problems. If fragments of glass fiber get into your eyes, we advise you to consult a doctor. Therefore, you need to work in closed clothing, gloves and it is very desirable to wear protective glasses or a respirator;
- From significant flaws on the wall, you still have to first cope with plaster and putty. Potholes, chips, wide cracks will not be hidden by glass fiber;
- Additionally, you will need glue, as for glass fiber, which needs to be impregnated with fiberglass for its more reliable fixing on the wall, to enhance fixation. And these are new expenses;
- Not everyone knows how to work with fiberglass, many prefer to call specialists, which also costs money.
Despite some drawbacks, paintable fiberglass, in fact, like wallpaper, continues to gain popularity. A perfectly flat wall effect and long lasting rough finish are prized by many homeowners.