Peter and Noelle Lord, operators of Peter Lord Plaster & Paint, Inc., specialize in the preservation and restoration of historic surfaces and all plaster systems.
A professional in the preservation and restoration of historic surfaces, Peter Lord has extensive experience in plaster application, re-attachment, restoration and repair, including considerable experience in paint stripping and Calcimine coating removal from fragile surfaces. In 2014, he was awarded the Greater Portland Landmarks Preservation Award and the Maine Preservation Honor Award for Restoration.
OHJ Contributing Editor Noelle Lord is a writer, consultant and a teacher who shares her passion for old buildings.
Lord thoroughly enjoys her ‘life by design’ on the coast of Southern Maine, and you will find her partaking in all that her coastal community of Old Orchard Beach has to offer. Writers are avid readers, so if she is not on the beach, she may be buried under a pile of books in her office.
By using modern materials and a traditional technique, it is possible to repair plaster ceilings that are cracking and delaminating. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to fix plaster ceilings in your old house.