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Tips on using RhinoLite & CreteStone

 

I receive a lot of complaints and enquiries from homeowners who have used, or had work done in their homes using both RhinoLite and CreteStone. Most of the problems arise from lack of product knowledge, either on the part of the homeowner, or on the part of the contractor. Many homeowners have been left with badly finished walls, flaking paint and paint that has turned to dust.

 

 

Both RhinoLite and CreteStone are great products - when used within their recommended application guidelines:

 

Gyroc RhinoLite

 

A multipurpose finishing plaster applied with a one-coat application method using a steel trowel and a rubber float. RhinoLite is a lightweight retarded hemihydratre gypsum plaster, specially manufactured as a combined basecoat, finishing and multi-purpose plaster for internal application onto brickwork, concrete block, concrete and Gyproc RhinoBoard, and as a finishing plaster onto sand cement basecoats.

RhinoLite provides a highly polished smooth surface, or alternatively a brush or textured finish.

RhinoLite can be applied onto uneven surfaces to ensure a smooth surface finish. However, such application calls for a thicker plaster layer (10mm+). If you need to cover up stipple paint or textured plaster, Rhinolite can be applied after surface preparation with grippon is done.

RhinoLite is not recommended for use in areas of high moisture, such as wet rooms, showers or exterior surfaces.

As in good building practice, roof, windows and doors should be installed before plastering with RhinoLite, to help prevent dry-outs and ensure consistant setting.

Before painting the plaster must be hard set, dry and free from dust or powder. Under no circumstances should RhinoLite be sanded.

All RhinoLite surfaces must be sealed with an oil-based paint bonding liquid or a pigmented plaster primer, suitably thinned down with mineral turpentine. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying two coats of acrylic paint.

 

Gyproc CreteStone

 

A skim finishing plaster applied with a skim application method, by using a steel trowel. This product is suitable as a skim finishing plaster for application onto low suction-concrete soffits, concrete pre-cast blocks and Gyproc RhinoBoard.

Skim plasters are not intended for smoothing uneven wall surfaces. They provide a smooth finish to a pre-levelled and plumbed surface.

As in good building practice, roof, windows and doors should be installed before plastering with RhinoLite, to help prevent dry-outs and ensure consistant setting.

Before painting the plaster must be hard set, dry and free from dust or powder. Under no circumstances should CreteStone be sanded.

All CreteStone surfaces must be sealed with an oil-based paint bonding liquid or a pigmented plaster primer, suitably thinned down with mineral turpentine. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying two coats of acrylic paint.

 

How to apply Rhinolite

 

If you want to know the correct way to apply RhinoLite, I have included a video below.