Plaster for plasterboard: the Morandi Bortot finishing cycle is a conscious choice


Plaster for plasterboard is a different mixture than for masonry, and is spread in much thinner layers. It has to be passed everywhere with foil and trowel, that is, by employing a straight bar that allows you to lay out very thin layers.

If you have decided to apply a finish on plasterboard with plaster effect and want to achieve a perfect result, it is important to employ the right technique but above all you need to use high-quality products.

In this article we will talk about our finishing cycle for plasterboard Morandi Bortot.

Plasterboard: a practical, versatile and widespread material

Although its spread in recent decades has exploded in the world of interior design and building renovations, plasterboard as we know it today, is not a recent invention, Plasterboard was created in 1916 by the American company Gypsum Company.

It took years for plasterboard to spread, its success is surely due to its cost-effectiveness, versatility and ease of installation. Plasterboard is produced and sold in sheets, consisting of plaster and cardboard sheets.

The applications of plasterboard are virtually endless, among the most important are:

  • fire retardant plasterboard, for applications mainly in the public sector
  • thermal plasterboard, ideal for thermal insulation
  • Acoustic plasterboard, excellent for false ceilings and false walls, used especially in schools, offices and hospitals.
  • Curved plasterboard, for interior design or creative applications

The choice of plaster or finishing for plasterboard

When building plasterboard elements for homes, apartments or offices, the plastering phase is the most important one, as it will be the finishing that will give the final appearance to the aesthetics of the work performed.

The use of plasterboard finishing thus fulfils 2 primary functions:

  1. Create a protection to plasterboard sheets against cold and moisture, weather
  2. Finish the decorative layer

Morandi Bortot’s plasterboard finishing cycle is a specific cycle for finishing and decorating plasterboard, based on lime putty, for interiors.

It is characterized by the use of the following products:

  • primer preparation of the medium, a pure acrylic dispersion, containing very fine particles, free from solvents and odorless, which penetrates the support in depth, regulating its absorption and favoring the adhesion of the product subsequently applied without compromising its breathability;
  • SMOOTHING LIMESTONE SANDS (extra white), a natural smoothing plaster based on lime putty aged for at least 8 months, limestone sands and clean water enough to improve the processing, completely free from cement additives, chemical and organic, which is used as smoothing and also for grouting plasterboard, up to a maximum thickness of 1-2 mm;
  • for finishing you can choose from the following products, all based on lime putty aged for at least 8-10 months, completely free from cement, chemical and organic additives: EXTRA SMOOTHING LIMESTONE SANDS, smoothing plaster filtered to 200 microns, characterized by very fine calcareous sands;BADIGEON, decorative painting, filtered at 200 microns, available in “pastel” colors (shades of yellow, pink, green, hazelnut) obtained with natural earth dyes with particle size less than 100 microns;LIMESTONE SAND SMOOTHING, finishing characterized by calcareous sands, and also available in “pastel” colors (shades of yellow, pink, green, hazelnut) obtained with natural earth dyes.

If you want to find out how to properly apply the finishing cycle for plasterboard Morandi Bortot, download the PDF here For more information on our plasterboard finishing cycle contact Tel. +39 0438 28719 / 488182



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