Whip together shotcrete, papercrete or quikcrete structures in no time with a simple DIY tirolessa sprayer
The tirolessa sprayer is a simple tool that makes stucco work a blast. I have used the tirolessa to quickly cover my fence, battery dome, and front gates with an inexpensive cement plaster. Spraying makes the plasters stick better due the impact effect and saves a good deal of time compared to trowling by hand. The setup is nothing more than a 60 gallon air compressor, some air hose, a wheel barrel and a tirolessa sprayer, which actually directs the plaster. The air compressor provides enough pressure to shoot heavy mortars a few feet by squeezing a trigger on the sprayer handle. Using it is similar to using a can of spray paint. A commercial shotcrete, blastcrete or gunite setup would cost tens of thousands of dollars, but this setup is perfect for the DIYer. Check out the photo gallery to see some of my tirolessa projects, and read on for more about my setup and to see a video of it in action.