Why ready-mixed filler?
Ready-mixed filler

Why ready-mixed filler?

In the Nordic region we usually use ready-mixed filler. But in the rest of Europe they still mainly use powder filler. Ready-mixed filler is precisely what it sounds like: ready to use. No need for mixing on site, which saves times and creates less dust. There is also no waste material, once you have finished your job, just put the lid on the bucket and move on to the next job.

How you finish a substrate is the key to achieving the expected result, for both the applicator as well as the end customer’s wishes. 

It takes great skill to apply a finish to walls and ceilings, but it is of course easier and better when using quality products specially developed for different kinds of substrates and application methods.

Benefits of using ready-mixed filler

  • Efficient – no need for mixing
  • Fast application
  • Better working environment – less dust
  • Ergonomic – lower density, less to carry on site
  • Easier and faster to achieve top quality
  • Consistent quality, same each time
  • No waste material

Which filler should you choose?

Select the filler on the basis of the kind of final surface you want. If walls and ceilings will be exposed to a lot of raking light, to avoid flashing joints it is usually necessary to apply a thin smoothing to the whole surface. The same applies if walls or ceilings are to be painted with a high-gloss paint in a darker shade.

EN code 13963 or 15824.

All filler qualities have EN code 13963 or 15824. This provides a guideline on which filler you should use for each application.
  •    EN-13963 is a filler that is approved for use in plasterboard joints together with a paper tape, but also for installing corner beads of the Habito type.
  •    EN-15824 is normally only used for the thin smoothing of ceilings and walls, but is also excellent for texturing ceilings.

Did you know?

Filler is available in different colours. But the colour has nothing to do with its function, area of application or quality, apart from wet room filler, where the colour denotes its use for wet rooms. In Scandinavia we often use grey filler, while in the rest of Europe they mostly use white.