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updated May 28, 2013
Over 14 years of jobs in progress, update #129!
Jobs in progress contains some 400+ pages. Here, you will find a wealth of information on the world's oldest building trade, plaster, both interior plaster, and exterior cement plaster, also known as stucco. Please click on the last update button for more.
Since 1996 I've tried to have more of a provide information type site instead of a spammy sales pitch type site.
New concrete is coated with cement stucco finish, just like the original plans from 1910. The finish is white portland cement, lime, and black sand, for a granite like look.
|Coating new concrete with a cement finish
was done traditionally in Washington, DC years ago, which
explains the decorative finishes you see on concrete on
More details here:
|The procedure we use is much like
plastering a swimming pool. Here a bonding coat is applied
to the concrete first.
More details about this project.
|Crush stained glass is embedded into a
of white portland cement, lime, and acrylic bonder.
See more details of this project.
|Taping off the border on the Seventh Day
Please click here or on the pictures for more details of this project.
|The side wall is
torn off and redone.
This 4 year old house done by the competition needed a complete replacement. We did the two worst sides for now, and plan to do the rest when we have a chance.
See more here:
color on the front matched the side exactly, which is
really lucky. The front now has a REAL cement and sand
color finish, and should last for decades, or even
See how we did it.
|Underneath these windows had severe rot.
The framing and sheathing were wet and rotten and could be pulled out like handfuls of wet oatmeal.
Please click here or on the pictures for more.
|The standard thickness for cement stucco
3/4". This house had about 3/8" and a toxic synthetic finish. In other words. the competition did less than half the work as we do.
|I forgot to
add from the last update the color pebble dash
stucco on the top off the stair tower.
More info here.
in the dining room is white coated and troweled smooth.
The rest of the plaster has a decorative color finish.
See how it was done.
|A running mold is used to make the round
corners, or arrises.
More details here
|Embedded color adds a movement and depth that
can't be duplicated with other materials.
The surface is super hard unlike cheap drywall.
More about color plaster here:
|"The future ain't what it used to be." Yogi Berra, catcher and outfielder, NY Yankees, (1946\961965)|