Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Southwest corner update

Well, it's not done yet, but progress is definitely being made. I'm pretty happy with how this is coming out.

I've been looking into plaster lately. It's not all that easy to find plaster, for sale I mean. But I want to learn how to do it right. There is a store for plaster-specific supplies about an hour and a half from here. I'm thinking of visiting soon. For instance, there's a nifty material called "plaster bond" that you can put into cracks before refinishing. The carriage house has lots of cracked plaster (the big house, not so much, for some reason). I'm eager to give this stuff a try.


  1. I know, from my investigations last year, that Home Depot and probably Lowes has plaster supplies in bulk. I'm not sure of their knowledge so you're probably better off with the other store.

  2. There's no Home Depot here, and neither Lowe's nor Menard's believes that I need plaster. They literally don't sell it here.

  3. Let us know how this goes--I have a fair bit of patching to do here, some large (which I've done before) and some smaller, and a better way to do the small stuff would be a joy and a delight.