|Since this is color work,
and the color is almost impossible to touch up, we
waited until the trim and moldings are put on, so the wall
doesn't get beat up. The trim is taped off and the floors
are covered with plastic and masonite.
haven't ever seen a house plastered, or haven't visited my
site before, this is what a scaffold looks like for
plastering. An 18 inch gap is left around the
outside to allow access to the side wall.
|A veneer plaster basecoat is put on first.
For more about veneer plaster, please click here.
|The color finish is Keene's cement, a
super hard gypsum plaster, lime and fine white sand.
The sand adds a subtle texture and improves strength.
|A view of the running
mold I used for the round window returns. This is one of
the molds I used for the bull noses in
my house, I just put on two patches. There is
another picture here.
strip, or cornice strip, is screwed on.
The window return is filled with metal lath
and the exposed edges of the blue board are
painted with plaster bonder.
Round corner (arris) is run by packing with molding plaster and
lime and sliding the running mold.
This will get a color finish.
Inside is trued up using a mitre rod.
|The round nose at the top required a swing
A one by is screwed on at the spring line (diameter)
and run using a pitoting running mold.
|Arris is filled with molding plaster and lime
run with a pivoting mold. Now my arris (outside
corner) is round and follows the contour of the window.
|Color finish applied and the round arrises
are tooled in.
||An action shot applying the color plaster
finish in the dining room.
|Living room finished.
||Master bath. These walls are scrubbable, and
Keene's cement is water resistant.
|Master bedroom. We plastered the most
important areas of the house. The rest is drywall.
||The sand adds a nice subtle texture. The
mottling and variations in the color show off the plaster.