ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-04 – Basic Plaster Wall Repair

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Basic Plaster Wall Repair1 Day – 8:00am to 3:00pmA versatile building material, plaster was traditionally used as a protective and decorative coating for walls and ceilings. Plaster is much harder than drywall, creates a more durable wall surface, and is more adaptable for specialty design features like archways and curves. While original plaster work is a desirable asset to any period home, it may require maintenance and repairs to retain its elegance. Our workshop lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises introduce the benefits of lime-based plaster, basic surface preparation, and simple methods for performing minor repairs to vintage plaster walls. Under the guidance of experienced masons, students will apply a scratch coat over wood lath panels, making sure proper adhesion and sufficiently filled keys are achieved. Then, they’ll work with TAKCOAT™ and TOPCOAT™—specially formulated lime plaster from designed for resurfacing, restoring, and repairing existing plaster walls. Practicing on mock-up surfaces, participants will learn how to hold a trowel at the proper angle and use sufficient pressure to apply a transitional bonding layer of TAKCOAT™ followed by skimming on TOPCOAT™ and working it to achieve a smooth final finish. The registration fee also includes a link to download The Master Stroke–Applying Lime Plaster digital tutorial. Prior masonry experience is helpful but not required.After completing the workshop participants will:
    • Understand the science behind breathable natural hydraulic lime.
    • Know how to properly mix and cure lime plaster.
    • Recognize how to apply alkaline fiberglass mesh over hairline cracks in existing plaster walls.
    • Be proficient at basic hawk and trowel techniques for applying TAKCOAT™ and TOPCOAT™ lime plaster.
    • Understand how to seamlessly tie in repair work to create a unified and flawless plaster surface.
The workshop will be held at the historic Millhafen Farm—the headquarters of Craftwork Training Center and—located at 3145 State Road, Telford, PA 18969. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required two weeks in advance with the balance due at the beginning of the workshop. All the necessary materials and tools will be supplied and a light lunch is provided for your convenience. The program will start promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process and come appropriately dressed and prepared for hands-on training. To ensure an exceptional learning experience, the class size is limited. However, a minimum of 3 participants is required to hold the workshop.Please note, last minute registrations (within 48 hours of the workshop date), are not valid until a confirmation email or phone call is sent from our staff.

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3 reviews for ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-04 – Basic Plaster Wall Repair

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thank you so much for having me! Most of my little bit of knowledge comes from trial, error, and many hundreds of hours pouring through 18th and 19th century manuscripts. Even so, I was able to learn a bit more. Your products are excellent and, for any contemporary work I do, I will certainly be putting them to use.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I am very interested in expanding my knowledge about plaster restoration! I do feel I could work with your lime plaster and get a gloss on the finish. I would be very interested in building a relationship with you. I am looking to expand my business in preservation as I am in New Orleans.

  3. 5 out of 5

    It was a great pleasure meeting everyone. My program was well thought out and executed. Everyone there are experts in their respective fields. I learned much and will be putting the good word out about you guys. Thanks again.

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