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PLASTER SAND

USER CATEGORY :

DIY TRADES CIVIL COMMERCIAL

Packaging

  • 25KG

PRODUCT INFORMATION & RESOURCES

DESCRIPTION:

CEMIX PLASTER SAND is a graded No.1 sand, used in conjunction with cement and water to form a mortar.

TYPICAL USES:
Used for applications including:
– Brick & Block Work
– Exterior Plastering
– Roughcast

ADVANTAGES:
– Minimal chloride present, minimising possibility of efflorescence

MIXING:

A general recommendation for a mortar mix is a 4:1 ratio of CEMIX BUILDERS SAND with CEMIX GP CEMENT and one measure of CEMIX PLIMORTAR. Water as required.

Note: CEMIX PLIMORTAR is used at a ratio of 1:40 with cement. For more information, refer to the CEMIX PLIMORTAR datasheet.

DRYING & CURING TIME:
It is recommended that all mixes containing CEMIX GP CEMENT be cured for at least 28 days. Avoid walking or driving on fresh concrete for at least 7 days. To attain the maximum compressive strength of mixes, minimise water loss during the curing process. Regardless of the curing method, do not apply any sealers to freshly laid concrete for 28 days.

CLEANING:
Clean tools with water immediately after use. If cementitious material becomes set on tools, remove using CEMIX CONCRETE DISSOLVER.

LIMITATIONS:
The success of any project involving CEMIX PLASTER SAND is dependent on a variety of factors. Care and attention must be given to batching, mixing, selection of sands / aggregates / admixtures, placing, finishing, curing and formwork.

If your project requires Building Consent, please email info@cemix.co.nz about the suitability of this product before use.