--Skamo--Wall Living FAQ

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

General information

Are specific tools needed to mount SkamoWall Living?

Only ordinary hand tools are required.

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

Can a private person mount SkamoWall Living?

Yes.

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

Can other products be used for mounting SkamoWall Living?

No.

Thus the warranty lapses.

How much is needed of each SkamoWall Living product?

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

How to mount SkamoWall Living?

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

Is protective equipment needed when mounting SkamoWall Living?

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 Living?

Improved indoor climate by regulating moisture and removing mold growth.

What is the minimum number of products needed for mounting?

SkamoWall Living Adhesive and SkamoWall Living Board.

Do not use other products with SkamoWall Living.

Where to buy SkamoWall Living?

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

Will nitrate extracts be visible on the SkamoWall Living Board?

In extreme cases, it will be visible.

Board information

How much can the SkamoWall Living Board carry?

The board is screw-friendly.

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

What are the dimensions of SkamoWall Living Board?

Standard dimension is 1,000 × 610mm.

Other dimensions available up to 2,000 × 1,220mm.

What are the thicknesses of SkamoWall Living Board?

Standard thickness is 50mm.

Oher thicknesses available ranging from 30 to 60mm.

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

R = 0.91.
U = 1.10.

Plaster information

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

SkamoWall Living Smooth Plaster is a smooth plaster.

SkamoWall Living Structural Plaster coarse-grained plaster (up to 2mm).

What is the grain size of SkamoWall Living Structural Plaster?

The grain size is up to 2mm.

Mounting information

Can electricity be milled into the SkamoWall Living Board?

Yes.

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

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

Yes.

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

Can SkamoWall Living be mounted on a skeleton wall?

Yes.

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

Can SkamoWall Living be mounted on wood?

Yes.

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

Does Skamol recommend a specific biocide?

No.

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

5mm.

Should SkamoWall Living Board be fully glued?

Yes.

Should SkamoWall Living Board be mounted bonded?

Yes.

Should SkamoWall Living Board be primed?

Yes.

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

Should SkamoWall Living Board turn in a specific way?

No.

Should SkamoWall Living 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 Living Adhesive.

Should the back wall be primed?

No.

When to use the SkamoWall Living Mesh reinforcement mesh?

SkamoWall Living 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 Living?

No.

Can glass fabric be mounted on SkamoWall Living?

No.

Can paint be applied directly on SkamoWall Living 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 Living 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 Living?

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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