Plaster sand is a fine, washed sand often used in construction. It is lighter and finer than concrete sand, with smooth and round particles. Plaster sand is usually made from crushing larger rocks into very small, fine particles. The process involves multiple stages of crushing and screening to produce particles that are smooth and consistent in size. It’s also washed to remove any impurities, such as silt or clay, that could affect the quality of the plaster. Uses for plaster sand:
Plaster Production: Plaster sand is primarily used in the production of plaster. It provides the bulk to the plaster mix and gives it its smooth texture. This makes applying easier and ensures a smooth and even finish on walls and ceilings.
Masonry Work: Plaster sand is used in masonry work as a component in the mortar mix. It helps the mortar adhere to the bricks or blocks and provides a smooth finish.
Pool Liners: In pool construction, plaster sand is often used beneath vinyl pool liners to provide a smooth surface.
Playgrounds: Plaster sand is sometimes used in playgrounds as a safer, softer alternative to other materials due to its soft texture.
Gardening and Landscaping: It’s also used in gardening for soil amendment and as a top dressing for lawns and gardens.