March, 2019 - Washington, DC

Swami in the Washington Post !

Plaster crown molding in Washington, DC as it appeared in the Washington Post.

A reader wants to know how to repair the crown molding in a dining room ceiling.

Here's a link to the article, named: You can replace that plaster crown molding, but it’ll cost you.

I was misquoted and need to clarify some of the things I said.
I can't complain too much, it is nice to have the free advertizing.
A reader of the Post wrote asking how to repair the plaster molding in two rooms after a plumbing repair. We still do this work, occasionally, and have a lot of experience.
Again, there are mystic secrets that one should know, and mouldings should only be relegated to the pros. One thing that is important is that these are run in place mouldings, and not cast plaster. Running in place provides a quality repair, whereas casting tends to look like link sausages.

Please read my comments here: There are things that need to be said.

Non-Profit Stucco Links

Technical Services Information Bureau

A non profit resource for plaster and stucco. California translation: "Scrub" means stucco finish coat. "Putty coat" means white coat, or finish coat of interior plaster.

Portland Cement Association

Standards for Installation of cement stucco.

Your leaking house

Your leaking house is an excellent source of information. Ask Carl Brown, Mr. Bad Stucco himself

Build naturally

Really for profit, outstanding mud plaster and lime plaster work by Sigi Koko

Stuctural stucco in Haiti

More outstanding work by Donald Stevens from Winchester, Virginia.

American Plywwod Asscociation Video

A great illustration on why to space plywood or OSB.

Incredible videos from Vietnam.

A series of videos showing amazing stucco.

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