7 Differences between Plastering and Pointing

What is Plaster?

Plastering is the process which covering the rough walls and uneven surfaces in the construction of the houses and other structures with a plastic material, is called plaster. It protects the masonry work from.

To provide an even, flat, regular, clean, and durable finishing surface and, sometimes, to improve appearance also. To preserve and protect the surface from atmospheric effects by acting as a protective coating.

Conceal the defective workmanship. To cover the defective workmanship. To cover up the minor quality and previous materials and the joints formed in the masonry work.

Provides a satisfactory build or ground for decorating the surface by applying whitewashing, color washing, painting, and distempering. In that case the internal plastering and the basic objective is to protect the surfaces against dust and annoying vermin.

Types of Plaster

1. Lime plaster
2. Mud plaster
3. Cement plaster
4. Waterproofing plaster

Lime plaster: When lime forms the building material, the plaster which is called Lime plaster.

Mud Plaster: Mud plaster is one type of plaster which are mostly used in case village and temporary unfinished construction. This is the cheap type plaster.

Cement plaster: Cement plaster which called also a mortar plaster. When the cement forms the building materials, the plastering is called Cement plaster.

Water-proof plaster: ZONIL HARD which also name as waterproofing plaster, this is an extremely waterproof dry plaster mixture that will create a waterproof barricade after the application.

What is the Pointing?

Pointing which is an art of finishing the mortar joints in expose brick or stone masonry with the suitable cement or lime mortar.

It should be noted that the mortar joints are the weak spots in a structure and hence they should be properly protected from the fragment effects from rainwater, snowfall, can be adopted in the places of low rainfall.

Types of Pointing

1. Struck Pointing
2. Tuck Pointing
3. Flush Pointing
4. Recessed Pointing
5. V- Grooved Pointing
6. Beaded Pointing
7. Rubbed or Grooved or Keyed Pointing

Stuck pointing: When the lower edge of joint is keep inside the face of brick or stone it called over head stuck pointing.

Tuck Pointing: A channel or groove of 5 and 3 mm width and depth is create middle mortar of joint is called Tuck Pointing.

Flush pointing: Flush pointing which is the most accessible type of pointing and it is generally utilized in brick masonry and stone masonry.

Recessed Pointing: Recessed Pointing which has a vertical pointing face and a good appearance.

To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Civil Engineers

V –Grooved Pointing: V- Grooved Pointing is a similar to keyed or grooved pointing. It is formed by using shapeable steel rod.

Beaded Pointing: Beaded pointing which is made by steel iron rod have a concave edge, and provides good appearance.

Rubbed or Grooved or Keyed Pointing: This tuck point is a channel or groove of 5 and 3 mm width and depth is create in morter joint.

7 Differences between Plastering and Pointing