Which sand is best for plaster?

When it comes to home construction or renovation, it’s always best to use the best quality and strongest materials to ensure that your structures remain durable for as long as possible, even if it means stretching your budget a little bit. When it comes to plastering, sand is used as an effective ingredient in plaster mix.

In this blog, we’ll take you through some of the best types of sands to use for your plastering needs. If you’d like to skip this learning curve and find a solution right away, you can contact us and we’ll help you out.


3 Types of plaster sand and their uses

Soft Sand

This sand is basically a fine dust. It is used mostly for filling plaster cracks or laying down the coating over an existing finish. Besides plastering, you can use this type of sand for several things like painting your kitchen walls. All in all, this is the best choice for covering up dark areas and cracks in your plaster.



Natural gravel from rivers, lakes and seas have been used for hundreds of years. They are non-toxic and it’s non-contaminating, making them ideal for your plastering needs, a reason that many people feel good about using natural gravel for their plaster. This sand can be used to create stunning rough-textured finishes for your plaster and add a bit of spunk to your home. Gravel is commonly used in combination with river sand, keep on reading to find out why.


River sand (and gravel)

River sand creates a natural look that many homeowners enjoy. In addition, river sand is an environmentally friendly choice as it can be reclaimed from waterways and doesn’t require any form of polluting processing.

Once this material has been reclaimed, it can be cleaned and recycled. By using river sand and gravel for plastering, you can protect the environment while creating a beautiful, smooth or textured finish for your home. River sand for plastering also offer a professional finish that is easy to maintain and is the preferred type of plaster sand to use.


All in all, you have several options when it comes to finding the right kind of plaster sand for your requirements. Contact us today if you need further assistance on deciding which type of plaster sand is right for you!

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