Advantages of using plaster of Paris

Plaster of Paris is a building material made up of gypsum. Gypsum is heated up to 150c to make a white substance called the gypsum plaster or the Plaster of Paris. It is mainly used as a coating for walls and ceilings. Also, it is used to make several architectural designs. Plaster of Paris is mainly sold as a dry powder which is to be mixed with water to make a paste during the time of the use.

Here are some of its advantages of Plaster of Paris so that you can know whether or not to use it in your dream home –

  • It is light weight and easy to apply.
  • It is very durable.
  • It is a very good fire resistant. It insulates heat.
  • It has low thermal conductivity.


  • Plaster of Paris will not shrink while it sets. Hence, it will not crack or damage once it is set or in fire.
  • It mixes easily with water.
  • It forms a consistent paste with water which is easy to apply and spread.
  • It can be applied thickly to resist any force.
  • It sticks well to fibrous materials.
  • It creates a firm surface for the colours to settle.
  • It lessens the consumption of the paints on the wall.
  • It does not react with paints and has no alkali attack.
  • It is easily moulded into any required shape and size.
  • Plaster of Paris makes the best decorative interior finish.
  • It provides shine and smoothness to any surface.
  • It can be painted with any colour.
  • The blocks and tiles of plaster of Paris are light weight and have high fire resistance.
  • Plaster of Paris gives a very decorative and modern interior finish.

Plaster of Paris is the very basic thing used in the construction industry with it being the base for all wall paintings. Manufacture of Plaster of Paris is going full swing in India, and you can find several companies selling and dealing with Plaster of Paris. You can get the powder in whole sale prices too.


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