--Skamo--Wall Basic FAQ

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

General information

Are specific tools needed to mount SkamoWall Basic?

Only ordinary hand tools are required.

See which at https://www.skamowall.com/how-to/

Can a private person mount SkamoWall Basic?

Yes.

See how at https://www.skamowall.com/how-to/

Can other products be used for mounting SkamoWall Basic?

No.

Thus the warranty lapses.

How much is needed of each SkamoWall Basic product?

Calculate it at https://www.skamowall.com/calculator/

How to mount SkamoWall Basic?

Learn how to at https://www.skamowall.com/how-to/

Is protective equipment needed when mounting SkamoWall Basic?

No.

There is no special safety equipment required, but it is advised to check the safety datasheet for instructions.

What are the benefits of SkamoWall Basic?

Improved indoor climate by regulating moisture and removing mold growth.

What is the minimum number of products needed for mounting?

SkamoWall Basic Adhesive and SkamoWall Basic Board.

Do not use other products with SkamoWall Basic.

Where to buy SkamoWall Basic?

See retailers at https://www.skamowall.com/dealers/

Will nitrate extracts be visible on the SkamoWall Basic Board?

In extreme cases, it will be visible.

Board information

How much can the SkamoWall Basic Board carry?

The board is screw-friendly.

Learn more at https://www.skamowall.com/skamowall-basic/technical-information/screw-friendly-system/

What are the dimensions of SkamoWall Basic Board?

Standard dimension is 1,000 × 610mm.

Other dimensions available up to 2,440 × 1,220mm.

What are the thicknesses of SkamoWall Basic Board?

Standard thicknesses are 25, 30, 50, and 100mm.

Other thicknesses available ranging from 20 to 105mm.

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

R = 0.37.

U = 2.72.

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

R = 0.74.

U = 1.36.

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

R = 1.47.

U = 0.68.

Plaster information

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 2mm).

What is the grain size of SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster?

The grain size is up to 2mm.

Mounting information

Can electricity be milled into the SkamoWall Basic Board?

Yes.

See how at https://www.skamowall.com/how-to/

Can SkamoWall Basic be mounted on a half-timbered house?

Yes.

However, a bituminous membrane must be placed between SkamoWall Basic and the truss.

Can SkamoWall Basic be mounted on a skeleton wall?

Yes.

However, the skeleton wall must be made of an inorganic material.

Can SkamoWall Basic be mounted on wood?

Yes.

However, a bituminous membrane must be placed between SkamoWall Basic and the wood.

Does Skamol recommend a specific biocide?

No.

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

5mm.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be fully glued?

Yes.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be mounted bonded?

Yes.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board be primed?

Yes.

Only the side of the SkamoWall Basic Board which will be plastered needs to be primed.

Should SkamoWall Basic Board turn in a specific way?

No.

Should SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster be applied one or more times?

Most often, the best result is obtained by laying several thin layers on top of each other.

Should the back wall be completely sanded down?

Paint residues and other organic material must be removed.

Unevenness must not be greater than 15mm.

Should the back wall be completely straight?

Bumps up to 15mm bumps can be corrected with SkamoWall Basic Adhesive.

Should the back wall be primed?

No.

When to use the SkamoWall Basic Mesh reinforcement mesh?

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

Finishing information

Can felt be mounted on SkamoWall Basic?

No.

Can glass fabric be mounted on SkamoWall Basic?

No.

Can paint be applied directly on SkamoWall Basic Board?

No.

However, if SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster or SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster is applied, a diffusion-open silicate paint with a SD Value = 0.01 can be applied.

Can SkamoWall Basic be painted?

Yes.

A diffusion-open silicate paint with a SD Value = 0.01 can be applied after SkamoWall Basic Smooth Plaster or SkamoWall Basic Structural Plaster has been applied.

Can wallpaper be mounted on SkamoWall Basic?

No.

Does Skamol recommend a specific nail?

Skamol recommends a stainless steel nail.

Does Skamol recommend a specific paint?

Skamol recommends a diffusion-open silicate paint with a SD Value = 0.01.

Does Skamol recommend a specific screw?

Skamol recommends a stainless steel screw.

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