Proud Neighbors of Collingswood will sponsor a free plaster repair restoration clinic on Saturday, April 4 2015 from 10 AM to Noon at the Knight Park Caretaker’s House, Collingswood, NJ. This Proud Neighbors Restoration Clinic will feature professional, John Ahern, reviewing plaster repair topics:
- Assessment of plaster. Can it be salvaged?
- Compatible materials for long term plastering.
- The tools of the trade for the best plaster job.
- Application of paint finish coats
How many times have you had a plaster crack or fail year after year? How do the pros make plaster smooth and sound? That rock-hard substance, which was applied to the walls and ceilings of nearly every house in this country until the 1950’s, gives us surfaces that are seamless, mold resistant, fire resistant, and noise deadening. But what to do when plaster cracks, buckles, and pops loose? It’s a perplexing question for many of our residents whose Collingswood homes are filled with blemished plaster. John Ahern of Ahern Painting will show how to patch 100 years of gouges, cracks, and screw holes so the walls look flat and clean when painted. This plaster clinic demonstrates how sticking old walls back together can make them look as good as new. Proud Neighbors clinics are open to the public.