|Blue board, or veneer plaster base, has
joints taped with fiberglass tape. Beams
and wood trim are taped off to keep
mortar off. Here, the trim was done first,
to avoid damage to the walls when the
trim is put on. The color finish is next to impossible to touch up. This way, we're assured of a good product.
|Plaster walls-beauty that lasts.
Blueboard is coated with veneer plaster basecoat. Veneer basecoat is
even though it is much thinner than conventional plaster.
|Mynor roughs up the basecoat by using a
piece of an old broom. This assures an excellent bond.
|Paint colorant is mixed with water in a clean garbage can. Color is Navajo White, a Benjamin Moore color mixed by Sherwin Williams.|
|Liquid mix is poured into another garbage can, along with 100 lbs of
75 pounds of finish lime, and 100 pounds of fine white sand. Mortar is then mixed with a drill.
|Finish is troweled smooth the day it is applied.
Keene's cement sets slow, and needs to be troweled the next day. This causes burnishing, or color mottling and variation that makes the plaster look cool.
|Fiber glass range hood is painted with plaster bonder and plastered to match the surrounding plaster.||Hallway upstairs is plastered. Hallways are other high abuse areas which can use the quality and durability of plaster. Besides, plaster looks a lot better than that cheap durn drywall.|