Can we use M-sand for plastering?
Manufactured sand quality available in India is well suited for the concrete application.
For plaster application it is advised to avoid the same, as % passing 150 microns is high (in the range of 12 – 20%) , demanding more water requirement for required application, thus prone to shrinkage cracks.
MANUFACTURED Plaster sand are specifically manufactured to match fine aggregate quality for plaster requirements and are manufactured for plastering applications.
My preference for plaster sand (if good quality natural sand is not available or available at an exorbitant price) to be replaced is Manufactured plaster sand.
Manufactured sand is very good for concrete, brick masonry and a big “no-no” form my end for plastering.