We are all used to the same standard plaster that is made of acrylic. Of course, this plaster has its own set of advantages, it is durable, quick to dry, and so on. However, we also know that there are downsides to plaster, and that is having to deal with it peeling, cracking, bubbling, and blistering. Plaster can be damaged due to weather conditions, changes in atmospheric pressure, excessive humidity, a possible water leak in your home, physical trauma and, general wear and tear. All of these will require repairs as they show up and present themselves.
Now, there is another alternative that you can opt for here, and that is lime plastering walls. A lot of people do not know this, but there is an alternative to standard plaster, and that is lime plaster. The use of lime plaster can be traced back to thousands of years, and it is still used in different parts of the world. Lime plaster is made of a mixture of sand, lime, and water.
Lime plaster is widely used in areas with high humidity and this is because lime plaster is naturally breathable. This means that moisture can be passed through lime plaster, preventing the materials from having to deal with moisture exposure-related damages. Lime plaster also happens to be incredibly durable and is believed to only get stronger over time as opposed to getting weaker as standard plaster does.
You do not have to get lime plaster done in your entire house if you are not comfortable with it, however, lime plaster is great for bathrooms since that is where the most moisture and water are present and used. So, if you want to keep your bathroom walls in good condition and not have to worry about plaster-related repairs anytime soon, go for lime plaster.