|Sand finish plaster and gothic arches add
an old and solid decorative effect on this
|Gothic arches were used throughout. We
plastered over the old walls and the new
drywall. I'm glad we didn't have to do the ceiling.
|Another view, showing more gothic arches.||Walls are first painted with a chemical bonding agent. We
Plaster Bonder from US Gypsum.
|The next step was to put on a thin coat of
veneer plaster basecoat. It is made to go
on thin, but still is very durable, providing
a good surface for the finish plaster.
|Applying finish coat.|
|The finish coat is a sand finish. Please click on the
a close up. I made a sample first that the church building commitee
I wanted a finish that was sandy, but not real swirly. They liked it, too.
|The finish plaster was Keene's cement, lime and sandblasting sand. Keene's cement was used because it sets slow, allowing large areas to be done at a time. The side benefit is Keene's is extremely hard, providing a durable surface, even for a thin layer.|