Microcement walls are a trend in decoration. More and more people are considering this continuous coating when it comes to renovating at home or in the office. You may be familiar with the decorative possibilities offered by microcement on floors, but what is the added value of microcement cladding on walls?
When we talk about decoration, we have to think about this material that creates a very elegant effect of continuity and is suitable for both large and small surfaces. Besides, when added with mineral pigments, it offers an infinite variety of colours.
In MyRevest we detail everything that microcement on walls can bring to an interior design project.
A microcement wall is resistant to knocks, scratches and extremely easy to clean, due to the absence of joints. But there are even more reasons to apply this material on walls:
With all these advantages, bathroom or kitchen walls are a good option to start with microcement. As it is waterproof, it is a perfect solution for these spaces which are usually exposed to humid environments and high temperatures.
In the case of bathrooms, it should be taken into account that there will be a lot of corners and edges that will make the work more complicated than on a smooth wall. In this space the options offered by microcement go far beyond just covering walls.
Shower trays, bathtubs or washbasins can be clad without any problem to create a common style and bring about a greater sense of spaciousness in this part of the house.
If the shower tray and the wall are made of different materials, it is advisable to use a silicone strip to prevent water leaks. Microcement on the bathroom wall can also be used to cover old tiles without having to remove them.
For the application of microcement on walls, the first step is to rely on a professional in order to guarantee the durability of the material and the highly decorative finishes.
Before starting the application process, make sure that the surface is free of dust, grease, oil and dirt. It is important that the base is consolidated and in good condition.
Once the surface is completely clean and in a good flat and leveled condition, for tiled substrate it is necessary to fill joints before applying the primer.
The adhesion promoter or primer facilitates the bond between the existing substrate and the microcement, but it must be taken into account whether it is an absorbent or non-absorbent surface.
Depending on the type of substrate, a different primer will have to be applied. MyRevest catalogue includes MyPrimer 100, the microcement primer for absorbent surfaces, and MyPrimer 200, the adhesion promoter for non-absorbent surfaces.
After consolidating the substrate where the microcement is going to be applied, the next step is to place the fibreglass mesh to reinforce the microcement and prevent the appearance of cracks and fissures on the surface.
The mesh provides extra strength to the microcement coating and also absorbs small tensions transmitted by the substrate.
Apply two coats of MyBase microcement preparation on the fibreglass mesh. These two coats serve as a support base for the finishes. The preparation is perfect because it offers great mechanical resistance and guarantees strong adhesion to the substrate
Apply two coats of MyWall microcement finish with the colour and texture that best suits the needs of the project. This is fine-grained microcement and it is the best choice to achieve a highly aesthetic wall covering.
Before applying a new layer, let the first one dry and sand gently with 40-grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections.
After 24 hours of the second coat of microcement finish, it is time to start the process of sealing the coating. This process consists of two coats of sealant primer such as MyCover and two coats of sealant varnish such as MySealant.
The sealant of the microcement on the wall should be carried out once the coating has hardened but never before the coating has a humidity level of less than 5 percent.
It should be borne in mind that high temperatures reduce the pot life of the product and low temperatures extend it.
Microcement has become the trendy decorative covering for architects, decorators and interior designers. The boom of this material has led to a wide variety of brands, products and prices.
The prices of microcement vary depending on the following factors:
To achieve walls with a more natural finish, MyWall microcement is the perfect solution. With its application, the professional creates a coating with a watermark effect ideal for the most exquisite decorative atmosphere.
MyWall is available with a fine grain that allows a smooth and silky surface to be achieved. It is the best choice to have a resistant and sophisticated coating.
If you have a renovation or interior design project in mind and you want to know the price of covering a wall with microcement, contact us for technical and commercial advice.