PLASTERMAX INTERIOR WALL FINISH

ABUSE-RESISTANT, ONE-COAT PLASTER

PlasterMaxTM is an extremely hard mineral-based interior plaster that is highly resistant to impact, abrasion and other abuses and provides outstanding abuse resistance for high traffic and use building spaces. This abuse-resistant interior wall finish is an ideal finish for many commercial and institutional buildings including education, retail, medical, hospitality, public safety, correctional facilities, and multi-family housing.

FEATURE BENEFIT
High impact and abrasion resistance At an incredible 8,500 PSI compressive strength, PlasterMax is one of the most durable interior wall finishes available today.
Non-combustible Does not burn and provides an additional layer of protection form fires and flame spread indoors. Meets NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
Low shrinkage Mineral-based cement does not shrink during curing unlike Portland cement, reducing chances for cracking of the finish.
Low VOC Natural ingredients and low in volatile organic compounds for quality indoor environments.
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ONE-COAT, TWO-PASS INSTALLATION

Initial Pass
An initial base coat of material is troweled and spread evenly onto the wall.
Feiberglass Mesh
An 11-ounce fiberglass mesh is worked into the base layer using a trowel.
Final Pass
A final coat is troweled onto the wall while the material is still wet and then worked to final finish.

PlasterMax finish options include (1) hard troweled to a smooth flat finish, (2) worked with a sponge trowel to reveal fine aggregate for a textured finish, or (3) worked with a textured roller or stencil to create an ornamental finish.

Suitable Substrates

  • Bautex Block
  • Gypsum or cement wall board
  • Fiber or magnesium-oxide wall board
  • Concrete Masonry Units (CMU)
  • Concrete

Application Rates

StuccoMax can be applied at different thicknesses, but is typically installed at 3/16" final thickness for Level III (highest) abuse resistance. Following are typical yields for a 75 pound bag of PlasterMax material:

UNITS 3/16” APPLICATION
Coverage for 75 pound bag 40 sf
Weight per square foot 1.78 lbs

*Product yields may also vary due to water content and substrate conditions.

Finish Options

Concrete Sealer
StuccoMax can be left a natural tan color by simply applying a concrete sealer after the wall finish has cured.

Paint
In cases where a solid color is desired, StuccoMax can be painted.

Concrete Stain
StuccoMax will accept concrete stains, but the resulting color profile will tend to be more muted and mottled than a painted wall.

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PLASTERMAX TESTING

Interior Wall Coating System

PlasterMax is manufactured from all natural elements, contains no Portland cement or silica, and exceeds USEPA and California indoor air quality and VOC standards. This interior wall coating system provides a durable and attractive finish to any building.

* StuccoMax is manufactured by and is a trademark of GigaCrete, Inc.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS PERFORMANCE
ASTM E84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials. Flame Spread: <25 Smoke Development: <450 Flame Spread: 0, Smoke Development: 0
NFPA 286 - Standard Methods Of Fire Tests For Evaluating Contribution Of Wall And Ceiling Interior Finish To Room Fire Growth. Pass Meets NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®
ASTM E136 - Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C Pass Non-combustible
ASTM G21 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi. Score: 0 to 4 Score: 0, No Growth Detected on Surface of Sample
ASTM C587 - Standard Specification for Gypsum Veneer Plaster Pass Passed
ASTM D5116 - Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions From Indoor Materials. Declared Value Low emitting (TVOC 0.002 mg/m3), GREENGUARD IAQ compliant
ASTM C109 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars - Declared Value 8,000 psi at 7 days

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