A dying trade, plaster was replaced by
drywall in 1963. Since that time there have been few
who have learned the secrets from the old artisans.
I had the privilege of learning this trade from
Ralph who began his work as an apprentice at a the
age of 15. Since '63 I am the only one to whom he
has taught the trade.
Much of our work
involves the repair of cracked and deteriorating
plaster. All work is done using true plaster
materials. Application of the proper material
assures a repair that will provide an accurate
finish, and enduring integrity. In most cases
historical plaster does not have to be replaced, but
when this is necessary, we can provide true plaster
even over wood lathe. Click on the
menu item, Major
Restoration Jobs for a photo step-by-step through the repair process
for two major restoration projects done by JPC
Plaster & Drywall.