October 6, 2016

How to Do Traditional Plastering on Wood Lath, a Tutorial.  Watch this video to learn how to do traditional plastering the old school way. Leah provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to repair a damaged plaster ceiling in an older home, and achieve professional-looking results.

She takes you from the very beginning of the job, through all the steps required to achieve a beautiful finish…no one will ever know that you previously had a damaged plaster ceiling (or wall).  She shows you everything you need to know, including:

  • How to prepare the surface for the new plaster
  • About the material used for the base coat
  • How to apply the base coat
  • How to knock down the rough areas, and other steps needed to prepare the base coat for the finish coat
  • All about lime and gauging, and how they work together to form the finish coat
  • How to mix up the lime, and add the gauging to achieve a smooth icing-like consistency in the finish coat
  • How to apply the finish coat
  • Tips and Tricks of the trade that will enable you to achieve fantastic results in your own home

You Can Do This!

by See Jane Drill

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