Easy-Spred® is used in plaster:

Because it helps the plaster to pump and spread at a more desirable sand to cement ratio and at the same time makes the mud feel lighter to drag. Easy-Spred® helps reduce cracks associated with drying shrinkage, reduces wash outs and corners without falling off. Easy-Spred® makes the plaster more cohesive and creates more consistency in set time. And because of its colloidal properties, Easy-Spred® will help achieve greater color consistency while reducing unwanted mottling and streaking. The fat and cream that Easy-Spred® produces in plaster will reduce trowel burn in finish coats and improve production.

And considering the variety of sand conditions that arise from job to job, it is important to use a material that helps to achieve productivity goals. Many times low sand to cement ratios result not only in lower profits, but can negatively affect the quality of the finished product. Because of Easy-Spred®’s great pumping ability, it will help crews achieve their objectives while reducing wear and tear on equipment. It is arguably the best pump aid in the industry.

Easy-Spred® is used in many cementitious environments and is recognized by the International building code for use in all seismic zones and has undergone extensive testing. These tests include density, sulfate resistance, autoclave expansion, drying shrinkage, water retention, corrosion resistance, compressive strength and flexural bond. Easy-Spred® has also been independently tested for water penetration (permeability) and efflorescence. Easy-Spred® has met all performance criteria.

As Easy-Spred® is conveniently packaged in seven pound bags, transportation and storage is very convenient. Easy-Spred® is also non-toxic and safe to the skin, helping to produce a more user friendly mortar.

Easy-Spred® ratio for 1st (scratch) coat is.....

1 x 94 lb. bag of Portland cement.
1/2 to 1 x 7 lb. bag of Easy-Spred®.
2.5 to 4 parts sand.

Easy-Spred® ratio for 2nd (brown) coat is.....

1 x 94 lb. bag of Portland cement.
1/2 to 1 x 7 lb. bag of Easy-Spred®.
3 to 5 parts sand.*

*The same or greater sand ratio shall be used in the 2nd coat than the 1st coat.

Easy-Spred® ratio for finish coat is.....

1 x 94 lb. bag of Portland cement.
1 to 2 x 7 lb. bags of Easy-Spred®.
1.5 to 3 parts sand.

Easy-Spred® ratios for use as a pump aid / performance admixture are.....

Approximately 1/4 x 7 lb. bag of Easy-Spred® per bag of cement.

Approximately 1 x 7 lb. bag of Easy-Spred® per 10 to 12 x 80 lb. bags of pre-blended scratch, brown or finish coat plaster.

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Easy-Spred® is mixed by.....

  • Adding to the mixer at least 1/2 to 2/3 of the total water to be used.
  • Adding Easy-Spred® (while water bar on high if applicable).
  • Allowing Easy-Spred® to mix briefly before adding additional ingredients.
  • Adding remaining ingredients in the usual or specified manner.
  • Mixing until the material has the desired consistency.

Note: Total mixing time is typically recommended to be six minutes.