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Plaster Restoration Workshop

  • Hudson Valley House Parts 159 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 (map)

Join us for the first of HVHP Restoration Training Program’s fall workshops.

The Plaster Restoration Workshop will be held Friday, September 20th + Saturday, September 21st.

This workshop’s lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises will introduce students to the benefits of lime-based plaster, basic surface preparation, and simple methods for performing repairs to historic plaster walls. Expert practitioners Tom Niland and Reggie Young will lead participants through the restoration of medallions, crown molding, and walls in with hands-on practice onsite in historic Newburgh homes.

We will be covering:
* Plaster basics
* History of plaster usage
* Matching techniques
* Technical plaster information and life expectancy
* Proper wall preparation
* Installation techniques

Students will work with specially formulated lime plaster designed for resurfacing , restoring, and repairing existing plaster walls. In addition to tool skills and application techniques, students will learn to understand the science behind breathable, natural hydraulic lime; how to properly mix and cure lime plaster; how to apply alkaline fiberglass mesh over hairline cracks; and how to create a unified and flawless plaster surface. Prior experience with plaster is helpful but not required.

The cost for two full, 7-hour days, including all materials, tools, and lunch, is $380.

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