Ornamental plaster restored in Washington, DC

old molding is torn off and cut square Sheet metal is filed
A section of the old molding is torn off
and cut square.
Sheet metal is filed a little at a time to
an close fit.
Metal Template Water damaged section of ceiling and molding
Metal Template is screw attached to wood back-up. Note the patch I made. It beats starting
all over again.
Water damaged section of ceiling and molding removed. New metal lath applyed with screws.
patch with moulding plaster and lime Molding template
Mynor fills patch with moulding plaster and lime
and trowels smooth.
Molding template is screwed to a sled. A wood
brace prevents chattering.
trues up the "screed" Molding is filled a little
Carlos trues up the "screed"-the straight area
the template rides on- with a long mitering rod.
Molding is filled a little at a time and run with
the template. The sled rides on a wood strip
nailed to the wall.
Edges and details are filled and tooled Nice.
Edges and details are filled and tooled. Nice.