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Ceiling Repair: A Helpful Tip

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[…]

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Maintenance is the Best Medicine

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[…]

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We Could Have Saved This One!

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[…]

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Glossary of Plaster Repair Terms

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[…]