Restore Your Antique Mirror with a French Style Plaster Frame

March 7th, 2019

Antique mirrors make for excellent centrepieces that can refine the look of a room and make it classier. Antique mirrors are also sought-after collectors’ pieces, especially since modern mirrors are no longer made in the same manner or of the same quality as antiques were. Many antique mirrors are also wonderful investments, as the value […]

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The Importance of Fine Details and Mould Smoothing in Plaster Designs

February 26th, 2019

Interior plaster designs today are an integral part of modern buildings and structures. In the past, the art of interior plaster design was greatly valued, as is it still to this day. Plaster designs are not only important in making traditional ornamentation, but plaster is also the ideal medium to use in replicating the fine […]

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Plaster Corbels and Wall Brackets: Qualities that Make Them Work Well with Church Designs

February 14th, 2019

The traditional process of planning, designing and constructing buildings often comes with tough challenges, this is definitely the case for planning and designing churches. The reason for this is that often times the interior design and decorative architectural work needed for ceiling and walls requires specialised plaster work. Specialised church construction companies are able to […]

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Why Plaster Designs and Embellishments Never Ran Out of Style

January 29th, 2019

When it comes to home decorating, nothing can ever beat the refinement and class of baroque and art-deco aesthetics. Though these aesthetics are now considered dated and have been chucked away in favour of minimalism and the latest trends. However, more and more people are starting to go back to the tried-and-tested aesthetics that were […]

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Plaster Ceiling Cornices: Properties that Make Them Better than Timber Cornices

January 15th, 2019

Ceiling cornices are a must-have for any home interior. While there are many varieties of ceiling cornices to choose from, each with their own unique properties and specific price-ranges, two of the most popular choices are timber ceiling cornices and plaster ceiling cornices. Timber and plaster have long been the material of choice for high-quality […]

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Plaster Casting Techniques on How to Make Excellent Plaster Designs

December 13th, 2018

Plaster is one of the most versatile materials one can use for art work and industry. It is easy to mix, durable, low-maintenance and low-cost. Back in the day, plaster was the favoured medium for artistic architecture, and it was employed extensively for both interior and exterior décor. Today, plaster is undergoing a slow but […]

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Signs of Plaster Weakness in Your Fireplace Surround

December 3rd, 2018

Plaster is meant to be a low-maintenance material that is expected to last more than a lifetime. However, it is not impervious to damage, nor is it always as ‘low maintenance’ as it is cut out to be. Sometimes plasterwork is not applied properly, and this can result in areas which can become easily prone […]

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What is a Fluted Plaster Column?

November 19th, 2018

A column (also known as a pillar) is a structural element that is found in many examples of classical architecture from all over the world. Typically designed to be a large, elongated round support for structures stacked above it, it is typified by the addition of a base (properly called a pedestal) and a top-most […]

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How are Plaster Cornices Installed?

November 8th, 2018

Cornices, also known as “coving”, are a wonderful way to add a touch of elegance to interior aesthetics, and help to give a more “finished” look to balustrades and ceilings. Most modern cornices are made out of polymer material and come pre-moulded. The bulk of these can be easily installed with a little effort and […]

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FAQ: Are Plaster Mouldings Fire Proof?

October 23rd, 2018

Plaster has nearly become something of a lost art, an art that is slowly experiencing resurgence thanks to modernization. It is now possible to create perfect copies of old plaster mouldings that have since gone out of vogue. It is even possible to mass-produce intricate and breathtaking examples of plasterwork, without having to spend a […]

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