There are a number of things that you should be examining when choosing what material you would like to do the walls of your home with. Of course, there is panelling, which can range from cheap to very expensive, but it doesn't always suit many styles of homes and the durability can vary depending on the type of material used. But, most houses have walls that have been done in either plaster or drywall, but what really is the difference?
It is a lot easier to use than plaster, but it has its drawbacks as well. According to dallas drywall contractors, it is easier to paint or put wallpaper over. Drywall is the cheaper of the two options and results in a blank canvas to decorate however you wish.
Plaster is a material that is older and has traditionally been used as a covering material to brick or block walls. It is used when someone wants more ornate decorations or texture on their walls. Plaster takes a lot of skills to work with and is more difficult to deal with than drywall. Plaster can be a tad on the expensive side, but the end results are beautiful.
What's the best material for your home?
You might be currently trying to decide which material you are going to use for your house. Maybe you are trying to keep up with the times and update your home. Maybe you are trying to go for an older look. Either way you should be well informed about what you are buying.
There are a lot of aspects that you need to think about when choosing the material for your wall. Ease of cleaning, modernism, cost, durability, style and difficulty. Are you looking for a job you can complete yourself? Are you looking to pay someone else to beautify your house for you? All of this can factor into what wall material you would like to choose.
Plaster is a difficult material to work with. It must have a material called lath. This material is what the plaster sticks to in order to make the wall. There are different kinds of lath you can use, but the different kinds will affect how well your wall is done.
When using plaster, you must remember that there is a lot that goes into the project. You might require several coats of plaster. These coats must bear their own weight without cracking and be smooth enough to decorate.
Drywall isn’t easy to put up, but it is a lot less difficult to put in place than plaster. Drywall is a board that you must cut to fit a certain area. Once it is cut to size you use a drill to drill in drywall screws. The hardest part of drywalling is making sure that the drywall is placed on the wall studs and the seams are covered and smooth.
Something else you have to look at when thinking about wall material is the style. Most newer houses have drywall as their wall material. This is because it is nowhere near as difficult as plaster and does not take as long. The only thing with drywall is that it is a flat surface that is undecorated and can look boring.
Plaster is old and if you want that authentic older look to you house then by all means, pick plaster. It can be sculpted into different designs and made to look extravagant. Plaster can be placed on a wall to look less flat and more textured.
Drywall and plaster both have different durability levels. If drywall is not being abused it can last for long periods of time. There are a few things that will absolutely destroy drywall, like water and heavy objects hitting it hard, but typically it can last for several years.
Plaster has its number of issues. Not being applied properly and moisture can cause plaster to deteriorate. Plaster can show cracks more easily when the walls or foundations of your house move slightly. However, major movements of the house's foundation will even cause cracks in drywalling.
The costs of drywall and plaster will depend on your region and the skills available. It also varies depending on the substrate material. Plaster costs increase with the number of coats required, with a very smooth finish plaster typically requiring two coats. Textured plaster is often more expensive to use.
When comparing drywall and plaster there is one last thing you should put into consideration, which is more modern? Drywall is more modern, and way more common these days. Plaster is something that is found in older homes, normally built before 1965.
If someone is choosing to put plaster walls into their home, it is normally because their walls are already plastered and in need of being repaired. Most houses, even though seemingly blank and unfeeling, use drywall as their wall materials.
Plaster is sometimes textured and difficult to clean. Drywall can be much easier to clean since it is flat. The ease of cleanliness also depends on what material you use over top of the plaster or drywall, but the texture definitely makes a difference.
Select the right material for your home
When it comes to making your choice there are a lot of things that you clearly need to think about beyond the look of your home. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered. You should never just jump into choosing your wall material as you might regret it later. Careful planning and serious decisions need to be made in order to determine what type of walls you should get. Ease of cleaning, modernism, cost, durability, style, and difficulty are all things that you should be thinking about anytime that you are making a choice to remodel your home in any way, shape or form.
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16/5/2020 03:13:16 pm
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15/6/2020 08:51:11 pm
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16/6/2020 09:57:04 pm
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15/9/2020 05:44:45 pm
My dad is planning to install drywall in our house because this may help prevent the fire from spreading, which is why we're currently looking for a shop that sells building supplies. It's great to learn that the drywall may last for a long rime. Well, I also agree with you that it's more modern compared to plaster.
7/11/2020 02:15:46 pm
Very nice and informative article! We 're started doing drywall construction and I've learned a lot of great things after reading! Thank you
18/12/2020 12:41:23 am
Thanks for explaining how to decide between plaster and drywall for our home. My brother wants to hire someone to finish the walls in his basement. I'll share this info to help him see if a drywall service would be the right choice.
20/2/2021 04:24:43 pm
Thanks for having this article, it helps a lot. It’s a well-written blog and it is very informative. Keep on blogging, looking forward to see more of your posts!
23/2/2021 02:54:19 pm
Thank you for explaining that a drywall is more convenient than plaster as it dries quicker. My dad is planning to have the hole in his wall repaired. I will recommend him to consider drywall instead as he needs it done quickly.
27/2/2021 01:10:34 am
Quite nicely explained and I agree that drywall is in trend. I'm curious to know, which one is long lasting and less expensive?
2/3/2021 01:28:34 am
The look of drywall over plaster wins in my book every time. But it always matters who does your drywall...sometimes doing it yourself becomes a bigger project than it could have been.
29/3/2021 10:16:53 pm
I had no idea that the price of your plaster will vary depending on your location. My brother wants to add some plaster to his living room this summer. Hopefully, he can find a contractor that can help with the installation process.
28/5/2021 04:19:15 pm
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5/9/2021 12:01:41 pm
I'd typically say that Drywall is the best choice, but in some cases plaster might be the move. Thanks for pointing out the differences, very helpful.
8/9/2021 10:20:20 am
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5/10/2021 02:25:07 am
Your interpretation on the differences of plaster and drywall is unique in itself. I appreciate the informative read but the most attention grabbing inference was it's complimented motive to modernism. Plaster may discredit the modernistic approach , so the industry will definitely notice the shift to all green board and drywall with wall paper very soon. Thanks for the time
19/10/2021 12:24:49 pm
I like how you mentioned that drywall is cheap and it results in a blank canvas to decorate however you wish. My cousin mentioned to me last night that he is planning to fix their drywall and asked if I can help him do the holes. Thanks to this informative article and I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if we hire a professional drywall repair as they can do the job properly and will prevent mistakes that may cause another problem.
10/3/2022 04:26:02 am
It is used when someone wants more ornate decorations or texture on their walls. Plaster takes a lot of skills to work with and is more difficult to deal with than drywall. Thank you for taking the time to write a great post!
17/3/2022 02:52:15 pm
Drywall damage is a risky and frequently confounded to fix issue numerous property holders are not ready for. If you find any holes, cracks or buckling in your walls, you can hire professionals. The professional will first assess the damage and then determine the best way to fix it.
17/3/2022 08:32:22 pm
Drywall is a popular choice for walls and ceilings in homes today. It is easier to install and less expensive than plaster. The debate between drywall and plaster has been around for years. Which is the better option for your home? So, let the experts at Drywall Repair Naperville help you decide!
2/4/2022 12:17:03 am
Thanks for sharing nice article. This article is very interesting and very informative. Keep it up that's very good work,
6/6/2022 01:00:12 pm
I really love your article, I like how you listed the pros and cons of each one instead of just saying that one is better than the other. I found it very helpful and informative! I appreciate you posting this.
22/11/2022 08:32:25 pm
If you're considering a home renovation, you may be wondering whether to use drywall or plaster for your walls. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to weigh your options before making a decision. Drywall is a popular choice for many homeowners because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Drywall also provides a smooth, consistent finish that can be painted or wallpapered. However, drywall is not as durable as plaster and is more susceptible to damage from impact or moisture.
10/12/2022 05:06:48 am
It's helpful to know that drywall could last many years if it's maintained properly. We're building a house in a few months, so my wife and I are researching different home materials, and we believe your tips will help us learn about drywall and plaster. Thanks for the intake on the durability of plaster and drywall.
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