Walls, Ceilings, Plaster

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Plaster Repair | Wallpapering

Find articles here on how to repair, and maintain walls, ceilings and plaster plaster for decorative and old house ceilings. 

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Where to Buy Scenic Wallpaper

Scenic wallpapers are on the comeback! Here's a curated collection of some of our favorite places to find the perfect scenic wallpaper or panoramas for your classic home.

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Prepping Plaster Walls for Paint & Wallpaper

Calcimine, old papers, peeling paint! Preparing the plaster substrate is the key to a good paint or wallpaper finish. In an old house, it’s not always an easy job: surprises likely lurk behind the recent latex and that floral vinyl upstairs.

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Ornamental Plaster

The craft of ornamental plaster is a wondrous thing, especially to the uninitiated. Here’s what you need to know about this historic medium.

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DIY Faux Finishing

Faux finishing once was practiced by every house painter and many householders, who used inexpensive materials and simple techniques involving glazes, sponges, rags, and crumpled paper.

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Repairing Historic Flat Plaster Walls and Ceilings

Plaster in a historic building is like a family album. The handwriting of the artisans, the taste of the original occupants, and the evolving styles of decoration are embodied in the fabric of the building. From modest farmhouses to great buildings, regardless of the ethnic origins of the occupants, plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls.

Products of the Week

A pendant light over the door adds a stately touch to the ubiquitous Victorian porch; Brass Light Gallery’s London Lantern mimics the design of 19th-century streetlights.

Brass Light Gallery

Interior and exterior architectural lighting for your home and garden, in styles from Victorian to '30s Modern. Select from 15 finish options. Made in USA since 1974. They also have a vintage/antique lighting department, and offer expert restoration services.

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Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.