Where should you apply a heat resistant plaster?

Plasters of various types are widely known and used by plasterers in our apartments( both new ones and when re-plastering an old house or flat ), but there are several simple rules, which should be taken into consideration when plastering the walls. Abiding those rules will save you not only money, but also in many cases some effort, because after reading this short article you will know when and where should you use a standard gypsum plaster and when you should decide to switch to a heat resistant one.
In general the vast majority of surfaces in any apartment can be plastered with a gypsum plaster without any problem, but there are at least two important exceptions.

The first one is a chimney breast,…

The first one is a chimney breast, which absolutely requires to be plastered with a heat resistant plaster( because the wall will most likely be much warmer than 50 degrees centigrade, which is the maximum heat resistance of a standard plaster )and the second is a fireplace.

Or, to be precise, the…

Or, to be precise, the area around the fire opening – about 3 meters of the wall around the fire opening has to be plastered with a heat resistant plaster, because it will stay on the wall regardless of the temperature( maximum heat resistance of such plaster is about 650 degrees centigrade ). If you plaster your apartment using the above info, you surely won’ t have to re-plaster it for many years.