Common Causes of Ornamental Plaster Moulding Damage

August 6th, 2019

Plaster moulding is a very old art form that has survived up to this day and age. For example, the highly decorative ornamental plaster moulding of the 16th century architecture is still prized by many people today, as is evident by its wide use in interior and exterior architecture designs today. With the amazing decorative […]

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What are Dado Plaster Mouldings?

July 16th, 2019

Plaster mouldings have been around a long time, literally for thousands of years. Plaster mouldings have been used in the creation of many famous architectural buildings around the world— many of them still standing with plaster mouldings intact. While there are plaster moulding alternatives, such as wood mouldings and polyurethane foam mouldings, these will eventually […]

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Benefits of Incorporating Ornamental Plasters into Your Home

July 2nd, 2019

Back in the old days, middle-class to upper-middle class houses were just as stately and ornate as the homes of the aristocracy and nobility, albeit in a more subdued way than the latter two. One of the ways they accomplished this was the subdued and tasteful incorporation of ornamental plasterwork into their interior décor. While […]

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Plaster Moulding Corbels for Victorian Hallways

June 17th, 2019

There is an undeniable charm to Victoriana that still holds people spellbound to this very day. This type of architecture is highly sought-after, and plaster reproductions, restorations, and Victoriana-themed aesthetics abound everywhere. One of the most well-known features architecture is the usage of plaster moulding corbels in Victorian hallways. While this practice dates back to […]

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Why are Plaster Ceiling Roses a Perfect Pair to Chandeliers?

June 3rd, 2019

Chandeliers have long been considered one of the pinnacles of elegant interior décor. Originally integral to indoor lighting, it soon became a status symbol and morphed from the practical to the predominantly aesthetic, until it found a middle-ground wherein it embodied both. In the 17th century, chandeliers could be found in the homes of aristocrats, […]

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Recommendations for Simple and Elegant Decorative Plaster Mould Designs

May 16th, 2019

Plaster as a decorative element has been the mainstay of architecture since ancient times. Employed to exacting and elegant effect by the Greeks, Romans, Indians, and many other civilisations, plaster became a commonplace building and decorative material with a myriad of applications and uses. Plaster has experienced several eras of highs and lows, and various […]

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Differences between Vaulted Plaster Ceilings and Cathedral Ceilings

May 1st, 2019

Ceilings are typically flat, and anything that is outside of this norm is generally classified in Western architecture as being either a vaulted ceiling or a cathedral ceiling. Inspired by older aesthetics that have become the mainstay of Western architecture, both the vaulted and cathedral ceiling trace their origins to the dome – an architectural […]

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Plaster Cornices DIY Repairs: Mistakes that Should be Avoided

April 16th, 2019

Plaster cornices have been a mainstay of interior and exterior aesthetics since the time of the Ancient Greeks. This popularity persisted until late into the Industrial Revolution and dwindled sometime during the early 1960s and on-wards. However, in recent years, there has been a growing revival of interest in plaster cornices for both interior and […]

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How Can Damaged Plaster Details Still Be Repaired?

April 2nd, 2019

Plaster is an old and much-loved artisanal material that is found in many interior and exterior decorative elements from yesteryear. Well-loved due to its versatility and its capacity to take on intricate details, without sacrificing structural integrity, it is quickly experiencing a comeback in modern interior and exterior architectural design today. A lot of vintage […]

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Restoring Victorian Homes with Plaster Cornices: Preserving Beauty and Heritage

March 22nd, 2019

One of the historical hallmarks in Victorian homes is the ornate plasterwork that adorns the ceiling, specifically plaster cornices. Ornamental plasterwork was extremely popular in Australia’s history, as a result, many period homes have ornate cornices decorating the ceilings. As time passes, it becomes necessary to preserve the beauty and heritage of Victorian homes by […]

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