BELKA PREPARATION STEPS
You can cover Belka on plaster, cement, wood, metal, glass or all painted surfaces such as acrylic, water or oil-based. You can even use Belka to cover a wall with surface flaws such as unevenness, holes, gaps and cracks – just apply straight over them.
BELKA CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY SURFACE
For normal, even surfaces, such as plaster, soft cement or paint, each kilogram of Belka will cover 3.5 square meters. Naturally, for uneven surfaces, we will need Belka more than the standard amount to achieve a smooth surface.
(Example: 3 kg Belka x 3.5 lit water = 10.5 lit water)
(Example: 1 kg Belka + 3.5 lit/kg water)
1 lit water = 1 kg water
MIX THE WATER AND BELKA WELL, SO THE BELKA TURNS INTO PASTE.
MASSAGE THE PASTE FROM 3 TO 10 MINUTES BASED ON THE WEIGHT AND VOLUME
AFTER KNEADING, LEAVE THE PASTE ALONE FOR 25-45 MINUTES.
MASSAGE THE PASTE AGAIN FOR A FEW MINUTES BASED ON ITS VOLUME.
NOW YOUR PASTE IS READY TO BE APPLIED ON YOUR SURFACE.
Belka, after application with the trowel, dries between 3 and 24 hours.
(The time depends on the location, temperature, and degree of air circulation.) In a cold area, Belka will naturally take longer to dry, but if the region is hot, Belka will dry quickly. On average, if the finished surface is exposed to proper circulation in hot or even warm weather, in 3 hours, it will dry up to 75 percent and, within 24 hours, 100 percent, whereas in cold or very humid areas, drying will take a little longer to happen. (Note: it is true that hot weather has a direct bearing on the drying of Belka, but the main factor is air circulation. Lack of circulation and air stagnation can seriously harm the quality of the Belka in the area it has been applied.) After Belka has dried, you will witness a beautiful and smooth surface on the wall.