FAQ

If you have a question regarding SkamoWall Basic, we have collected a number of the most frequently asked questions here.

General questions

Can I mount SkamoWall Basic myself?

Yes you can. Learn more here.

Can you use other products for mounting SkamoWall Basic?

No, it will invalidate the warranty.

Do I have to use protective equipment when mounting SkamoWall Basic?

It is not a requirement.

Do I need specific tools to mount SkamoWall Basic?

Only ordinary hand tools are required. Learn more here.

How do I mount SkamoWall Basic?

Learn more here.

How much should I use of each SkamoWall Basic product?

Calculate it here.

What are the benefits of using SkamoWall Basic?

Improved indoor climate by regulating moisture and removing mold growth.

What is the minimum number of products needed for assembly?

SkamoWall Basic Adhesive and SkamoWall Basic Board. Do not use other external products with SkamoWall Basic.

Will nitrate extracts be visible on the SkamoWall Basic Board?

In extreme cases, it will be visible.

Questions about the board

How much can the SkamoWall Basic Board carry?

The board is screw-friendly. Learn more here.

What insulation value does SkamoWall Basic Board in 25mm provide?

R = 0.37

U = 2.72

What insulation value does SkamoWall Basic Board in 50mm provide?

R = 0.74

U = 1.36

What insulation value does SkamoWall Basic Board in 100mm provide?

R = 1.47

U = 0.68

What thicknesses can I get SkamoWall Basic Board in?

20 to 105mm.

Questions about the plasters

What is the difference between SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster and SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster?

SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster is a smooth plaster.

SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster coarse-grained plaster (up to 1mm).

What is the grain size of SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster?

The grain size is up to 1mm.

Questions about mounting

Can electricity be milled into the SkamoWall Basic Board?

Yes, you can. Learn more here.

Can I mount SkamoWall Basic on a half-timbered house?

Yes you can. However, you must place a bituminous membrane between SkamoWall Basic and the truss and then complete the mounting.

Can I mount the SkamoWall Basic system on a skeleton wall?

Yes, if the skeleton wall is not made of an organic material.

Can SkamoWall Basic be mounted on wood?

SkamoWall Basic must not be mounted directly against wood or other organic materials. However, you can place a bituminous membrane between SkamoWall Basic and the organic materials and complete the mounting.

What distance should there be between the SkamoWall Basic Board and the floor?

We recommend 5mm.

Should I prime SkamoWall Basic Board?

Yes, but only the side of the SkamoWall Basic Board that will be be plastered must be primed.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be fully glued?

Yes, it must be.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be mounted bonded?

Yes, we recommend it.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be positioned/rotated in a specific way?

No, there are no requirements as to how the board must be positioned/rotated.

Should the wall be completely sanded down?

Paint residues and other organic material must be removed. Unevennesses must not be bigger than 15mm.

Should the wall be completely straight?

With SkamoWall Basic Adhesive you can correct up to 15mm of unevennesses.

Should the wall be primed?

No, only the side of the SkamoWall Basic Board that will be plastered must be primed.

Should you fill with SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster one or more times?

It's up to you. Most often, the nicest result is obtained by laying several thin layers on top of each other.

When do you recomment to to use SkamoWall Basic Mesh?

SkamoWall Basic Mesh should only be used in cases where the walls are exposed to vibrations, e.g. next to train tracks.

Questions about finishing

Can glass tissue be mounted on SkamoWall Basic?

No, we do not recommend it.

Can I paint SkamoWall Basic?

Yes you can. A diffusion-open silicate paint must be used that has an SD Value = 0.01.

Can you mount felt on SkamoWall Basic?

No, we do not recommend it.

Can you mount wallpaper on SkamoWall Basic?

No, we do not recommend it.

Can you mount tiles on SkamoWall Basic?

Yes, you can. However, the SkamoWall Basic Board will not be able to release moisture into the room.

Can you paint directly on SkamoWall Basic Board?

No, you can not. First you must apply SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster or SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster.

Do you recommend a specific nail?

No, but it must be a stainless steel nail.

Do you recommend a specific paint?

We recommend diffusion-open silicate paint that has an SD Value = 0.01.

Do you recommend a specific screw?

No, but it must be a stainless steel screw.

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