Consider Buying a New Plaster Fireplace in Time for the Holiday SeasonBlog |October 24th, 2019
The fireplace holds a great significance in the celebration of the Holiday Season. Traditionally speaking, it is where holiday stockings are hanged to serve as a sack for Santa’s presents as he slid down the chimney.
Historically, the tradition originated from a story of a poor man with three daughters. The man was worried that his daughters will not be able to marry because they were too impoverished. However, he would not accept any direct charity. So when St. Nicholas overheard the man’s apprehension, he decided to slide down the family’s chimney and filled the recently laundered, drying stockings with gold coins.
This fireplace tradition has evolved in many ways over time. However, it is still well-practiced nowadays. With the holidays fast approaching, now might be the best time to consider buying a new plaster fireplace just in time for the holiday season.
Rustic and Textured
Since it is a tradition that started long ago, it would be a great idea to incorporate a rustic and textured look for your holiday fireplace. It is also considered as one of the most ancient building techniques. A new plaster fireplace might just be the very thing that would give your holiday festivities a vintage feel.
A plaster finish takes paint extremely well, so you can customise its look with a wide array of colours. You can blend earthy tones such as white, beige, and grey, brown, black and white. However, when painting a plaster fireplace surround, you must do it the right way or you run the risk of a splotchy, uneven finish.
Non-toxic and Sanitary
Plaster is nontoxic and emits zero volatile organic compounds VOC’s. If viewed from a sanitary standpoint, the material is also breathable. Thus it allows moisture to escape from the substrate and is naturally mould and mildew-resistant.
Low Maintenance and Durable
Modern plaster products are very low-maintenance and very durable. Before, it is necessary to re-plaster a whole wall to cover one scuff or blemish, but those days are gone. Nowadays, there is an array of lime plasters that can be easily repaired in patches and then blended with the rest of the wall. In addition, most minor scuffs can be removed with a damp cloth and mild detergent. You could also use a light sanding of the surface with 1000-grit sandpaper or a fine steel wool. It is a lot lower-maintenance than commonly presumed pretty much as flexible as paint in terms of application and maintenance.
To learn more about plastering your fireplace, consult us at Hopkins Plaster Studio. We specialise in manufacturing and supplying classical and ornamental plaster products including cornices, ceiling roses, columns, arches, ceiling panels, Adams panels, domes, art deco panels, vaulted ceilings and more.
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