Blog Posts - Plaster Repair



Lulu's Live TV Debut, Old Home Enthusiasts, and Some Project Progress

Slow and steady progress across multiple major projects feels quite nice!But before we get to our "tortoise and hare" style of renovating, we have a few fun things to update you on this week, including a live TV morning show debut! First off, last Fr...
by Old Town Home on Sep 2, 2016

Plaster Restoration Part 3: Master of Plaster Finish Coat with No Sanding!

Traditional plasterers achieve perfectly flat and smooth walls with nothing more than a trowel...no sanding required. Yes, you heard me, no sanding at all!For years I've used what was readily available to achieve the "plaster" look. At this point I'v...
by Old Town Home on Jun 24, 2016

Plaster Restoration Next Steps Part 2: Master of Plaster's Beautiful Lime Base Coat

Lime based plaster is sort of the holy grail of plaster restoration, so why is it so hard to find a suitable plaster product? Apparently you just need to know where to look. Last week we shared part 1 of our two part post on our plaster repair projec...
by Old Town Home on Jun 2, 2016

Plaster Restoration Next Steps Part 1: Base Coat with StructoLite

Back in January we shared the first steps we were taking to properly restore our original plaster walls. Today we have part one (of a two part) update on our progress. In true Alex form, this project has stretched on and on, taking far longer than an...
by Old Town Home on May 26, 2016

Historic Plaster Restoration with Master of Plaster - Applying the Base Coat

If there's one thing I absolutely love about old homes, it's their plaster!With all of the beautiful details that fill any home of a certain age, my love of a traditional lime wall covering may seem a bit odd. Given the more modern trend to rip out o...
by Old Town Home on Jan 18, 2016

Steaming Our Way Through the First Steps to Plaster Restoration

A little while ago we were weighing our options in restoring the uncovered plaster in the living room of our new house. This all stemmed from the partial wall removal in that room where we realized the room's original plaster had been covered over by...
by Old Town Home on Mar 30, 2015

The Final Steps to Perfect Skim Coating

Today we're bringing you the final installment in our plaster repair/skim coating series. It's been a long time coming, but wrapping up any significant finish project like this is actually one of the more tedious aspects of the overall project. And l...
by Old Town Home on Dec 6, 2013

My Skim Coating Nickname is Mr. Smooth - The Tricks I Use to Earn It

Are you ready!? We've got another absolutely thrilling post surrounding the tremendously suspenseful endeavor of plaster repair and a major skim coat undertaking. Woah, watch out, I hope that fall you just took out of your chair after I told you our...
by Old Town Home on Nov 20, 2013

DIY Plaster Repair: We Finally Put the Skim in Skim Coat

Up until this point in our plaster repair/skim coating series, the joint compound we've been applying to the walls has felt a whole lot thicker than the term "skim" implies. This is all normal since we've been building up the base and structure of th...
by Old Town Home on Nov 13, 2013

How To Fix Plaster Like a Boss: Sand Baby Sand

We left off on our in-depth "how to fix plaster and skim coat like a boss" series of blog posts after having applied the initial rough coat of joint compound over top of the screen/scratch coat we had applied in the previous steps. And while any wall...
by Old Town Home on Nov 8, 2013

Plaster Repair Part 2: Laying a New Brown Coat

Last week we began outlining the somewhat long but very effective process we use to ensure our home's original plaster walls are both able to remain intact and assume a look more becoming of typical walls and ceilings. You know, smooth, without crack...
by Old Town Home on Oct 23, 2013


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