First off, kudos for having the courage to tackle this ceiling plaster repair job yourself, Janine. We love to see homeowners doing repairs the right way and making the effort to preserve historic plaster. Thanks to gravity, ceilings present a unique problem when it comes to conditioning the lath and plaster in preparation for the[…]
Just like an old car, your home requires maintenance. The insertion of small amounts of capital into a building over an extended time period can mean the difference between a beautiful, functional house and a falling-apart, expensive headache of a house. At this point, you may be expecting some tips on maintaining your plaster walls[…]
We recently saw a television commercial that made us laugh, then nod our heads in agreement, then cry (Okay, we didn’t actually cry. But the seriousness of the commercial’s message was well received). The ad was for a carpet cleaning service. Two cleaning techs are driving down the road in a company van when they[…]
There are lots of tools, processes and materials specific to plaster and plaster repair. Some of their names you may recognize, some may sound vaguely familiar, and some may be completely foreign. Thus, we present to you a plaster repair glossary. Read them, study them, memorize them and wow all your friends at cocktail parties[…]
If your home was built before 1978, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says it may contain lead-based paint. You’ve most likely heard about the dangers this presents to your family and pets, and we often are asked how to deal with plaster walls and ceilings that may contain lead paint.