Is Respiratory Protection for Removing Stucco or plaster important?
Hello ambitious guys and gals,
Question, do you folks believe Respiratory Protection for Removing Stucco or plaster important?
You betcha, with, crystalline silica dust, lye, lime, asbestos, fiberglass fine hairs from animals and a whole lot more,the toxic crap in old stucco or plaster, I have removed my share of it without proper mask and have paid dearly for it with physical systems that were disturbing.
Jason, “my son”, has witnessed some of my down time and how ill I was,
“from being an idiot macho fool and not protecting my lungs”
he wanted you folks to also know that besides learning how to repair common stucco issues, there are certain protections that I have not shown that are of a serious concern, Your Health.
It’s tough to learn how to repair your commons stucco problems if your ill, so be smart and wear protection from not only stucco or plastering, and or crystalline silica dust but other chores that are equally harmful when working around your home.
Just some of the additives that may be in existing stucco that can make it toxic enough to make you feel that you have a serious cold for a week or two if you don’t wear a proper mask?
Lye, lime, asbestos, crystalline silica, fine hairs from animals and a whole lot more, it’s bad enough this toxic dust goes in your face but you really don’t want it in your lungs.
I speak from experience as there were a couple times “unlike clinton” I inhaled and was sick until my immune system had a chance to kick that toxic crap out of my body.
Usually when were done removing stucco a hot shower is necessary to open the pores and a wash rag to pull the dust out of the skin pores works well or you will get zits big time.
Ever cut a piece of garlic crush it and placed it on the bottom of your foot with some plastic wrap you will taste the garlic in about 15 minutes, great remedy for colds.
stucco and or plaster dust enters the blood transdermally, the the same way the garlic does, I have quite a few years left in the trades and want to be in good heath and spirits, so the mask is the main point of this video, I see to many guys using cheap paper masks, including your truly, bad choice.
You folks watching who try and plaster a ceiling and have a hard time, thats no crime as I have plastered well over 500 ceilings or so, my son Jason in the video has completed at least 30 but working against gravity does take a whole lot of practice, but it’s fun doing it as long as you don’t have to mix your own mud too.
Tip, guys or gals, if you are going to repair a ceiling make your stucco mix rich, as too much sand it will continue to drop out, no matter how good you are, while a rich mix will stick much better, as a rule we use 3 parts sand to 1 part stucco for walls and 2 parts sand to one part stucco for ceilings,
For this repair Jason used a clean corse washed thick or heavy sand, twice as difficult to spread on a ceiling than out typical Olympia or Felton Plaster sand, although more difficult to apply it will match a painted dash finish much tighter with green sponge floating than dashing plaster sand with a dash brush.
Professional trick of the trade, as Jason Is also a Licensed plastering contractor and knows this well.
Homeowners, it’s best if you apply your first coat one day allow to dry then do the second coat another day, we use accelerators but this also takes a lot of practice.
Lastly if you choose to score the stucco with a razor knife like Jason is doing in this video, wear gloves as I have scraped much skin off my hands with this approach., and plan on going through at least 5 blades, no big deal.
Old Kirk says, material knowledge is 70% of being a well rounded plasterer,
The other 30% is application.
Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc.
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