|Metal lath is nailed to one wall in the dining room. The arch I framed is where a closet used to be.||This wall is metal lath with a sand plaster
basecoat. This will have ornamental
plaster on it. Carlos plumbs wall by setting
dots with level.
|My super bowl commercial for lath and plaster.
I am kicking the wall as hard as I can with
no damage. Try this with cheap drywall.
|Carlos sets a cornerbead on the outside using a pivoting swing arm for a guide. The inside of the arch will have ornamental detailing.|
|The rest of the dining room has new blueboard and veneer plaster. Mynor trowels on veneer basecoat.||2 coats of veneer basecoat are needed to even out the living room ceiling. I'm rodding off the basecoat with a slicker.|
|The ceilings have a smooth troweled color finish.
I wanted a venetian plaster color with a smooth finish. This is what the faux painters try to mimic.
Color plaster is the real thing.
|The color looks great and I don't have to
Carlos trowels down the living room ceiling.
If you check back in my previous updates, we have done color plaster before.
|Tile inlays are done by embedding ceramic tile in the plaster.||After a first basecoat, I glued the tiles on with liquid nails using a suction cup shaped glob on the back.|
Another brown coat and a white coat, I pulled
off the tape and I have embedded tiles.