|Sure looks better than that cheap drywall ! Plaster walls and ceilings avoid the taped together paper wall panel look.||Veneer plaster basecoat applied to blue
board. Blue board
is like sheetrock, only
blue. First the joints are scratched in then
the whole ceiling coated. Veneer basecoat
plaster is super hard.
|White coat is troweled smooth.
I used Keene's cement and lime for a finish coat.
Keene's cement is a gypsum plaster that
develops incredible strength. I used it
here because it sets slow, allowing us to
finish the big ceiling and big walls with
the same batch.
We used to use Keene's cement years
ago in hospital and school bathrooms
not only for resistence to abuse, but for
water resistent properties.
|Window surrounds were done with Milestone
for a cool marble look. The finish has a stone like look and feel giving a true 3-D look to the faux marble. This is my signature on this project.
|Finish coat on the new stucco addition is white portland and sand.|
|`||Marble-look door surround adds a unique
the white stucco.
Solid portland cement basecoat and
finish will guarantee me my project will
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|An attractive stucco addition designed by Patrick at Bud Adams, architects. We have done several Bud Adams projects.||Addition (background) is stuccoed to match
the existing house. I duplicated the finish by mixing 2 different grits of sand with white portland and lime.
The natural color looks great. The mottling and color variations add a rich, hand done look.
|We embedded an old, weathered plaster plaque in the wall by cutting into the block. Plaque is then mortared in with the brown coat.||The inlay adds a cool effect to the wall,
and looks right at home in this old historic
|Another day, another nickel (inflation
Scratch coat applied
to metal lath on this interesting addition was
Please check back to see it finished.