What is beading in plastering?

What are stop beads used for?

Stop beads, also known as stop end beads, create a square-finished edge for external render systems. These can be up against window and door frames, soffits, copings, other claddings or building fabrics. A silicone sealant is usually ran along the return or back edge of the stop bead to prevent water ingress.

How should Beading be stored plastering?

In general, metal beads should be kept dry and stored flat. Care should also be taken to prevent damage to the galvanised coating. Refer to the plaster/render manufacturer for further information.

What is the purpose of a Bellcast bead?

PVC bellcast beads are designed to provide a stop to the render just above the damp proof course and the reveals to provide a straight edge, protect against impact and to deflect rain water. Bellcast beads can also be an architectural feature by being used at each storey to provide a shadow.

How do you fix Bellcast beads?

Fix bellcast beads onto a continuous line of render dabs, or better still, onto adhesive mortar to prevent slipping. Alternatively nail clouts or hammer-in plug fixings can be used along the length of the bellcast bead every 300-700mm. The beads are rigid enough for one person to fix alone.

What type of angle is a bead?

Then when you have got to grips with the basics the angle bead will be fairly straightforward. There are two types of angle beads for forming corners: Skim Bead For skimming only. The skim bead (also called thin coat bead) is fixed onto the corner using nails or finish plaster.

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