|In the 1700's and early 1800's, the baseboard
was put on before the plaster,
instead of the other way around. Here, baseboard is duplicated and put on first.
Right: Baseboard and door jambs set, scratch coat on metal lath.
Bottom: Brown coat rodded off (straightened) and squared up with the jambs and baseboard.
Bottom right: Wall white-coated, with the
|Top left: Carlos trowels the white coat smooth.
Top: Ceilings have new metal lath and gypsum plaster and sand. If you have visited my site before, you may know we don't use perlite or light weight aggregates. There is nothing better than sand plaster on metal lath for a ceiling.
Old walls are resurfaced to look like new.
First they are painted with USG bonder, and
coated with veneer basecoat. Then, a finish coat is applied.
This part was built in the 1800's.
Left: Cool curved stairway has new life.
|Finish coat color is chablis from La Habra stucco
and real portland and sand.
This is a real interesting older neighborhood.
Left: My artistic signature is a stone like
|Cast window surrounds are cast
from fiber reinforced gypsum.
Color was made by using a paint
colorant and black sand for a limestone
These were made by Bob Gionetti.
|Mouldings were cast with brick ties
|Stucco stripped down to wood lath on this
house in Arlington, VA
|Finished ceilings from the last update.|