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Install corner guards and plasterOn heavily used wall corners, damage can quickly occur. Therefore, it is recommended to install a corner rail at this point as this will prevent damage to the corners.
But before that happens, always check the old plaster. This must not be crumbling, because if this is the case, you can attach the work of the corner protection rails and plaster clean, since in this case only the plaster needs to be renewed. A more durable plaster should be used than was previously the case.
Types of corner protection rails
The corner guards are available in many different designs and for different plaster types and thicknesses. Corner guards are quite widespread for a plaster thickness of around 10 mm, which is the common plaster thickness for interior plasters. In addition, corner guards for flush mounting of structured exterior plasters and single-layer exterior plasters are also used quite frequently.
Because of these many differences, it is always advisable to seek advice from a specialist in the hardware store. So you can make false purchases in each one
Install the corner guards yourself
Attaching the corner guards is not difficult. First, the old plaster is carefully removed at the corner to be processed, which happens up to the masonry. Then it has to be checked whether the rail exactly matches the plaster surface. Should not that be the case
Case, you can adjust the masonry using a flat chisel.
In the next step, the corner protection rail is shortened according to the length of the masonry and fixed pointwise with a so-called Ansetzmörtel. The Ansetzmörtel, which can be purchased as a finished product in the hardware store, is applied at a distance of about one meter.
Then press the rail into the correct position, check the position with a straight board and let everything dry. This takes at least two to three hours and only then can the plaster be applied. This is the only way to ensure that the corner protection rail can not become loose. When applying the plaster, make sure that there is a good transition to the existing plaster surface.