Tuesday, November 5, 2013


First Coat of Plaster -Staging Everywhere

They Wear Stilts to Reach the Ceiling
They covered the front door (on left) with paper to protect it.

Plastering Over the Screws and Joints

They even laid paper over the rough floor

Living Room

They Used Staging to Reach the Cathedral Ceiling

Dining Room

About ten plasters showed up and immediately went to work laying paper over the rough subfloor. Having the paper over the floor made clean up incredibly easier. With all of the plaster that is dropped during the plastering, they would have had to spend hours scraping the floor. Instead they only had to roll it up and throw it all in the dumpster. They even covered the doors to protect them which I thought was a great idea.

They put the first coat on by covering the screws and the joints that had mesh type put over them. They wore stilts to make it easier to work on the ceiling instead of having to move the step ladder around. In the Living room they set up staging to reach the cathedral ceiling.

The next step will be to do a second coat known as a skim coat completely over all the walls and ceilings. This will give them all a smooth coat.

You know, it’s really starting to look like a real house.

Enjoy your week.


  1. I love the mudding - it's my favorite step! What's not to love about guys on stilts! And, anyone who thinks that "construction" is some kind of job for folks who can't do better ... is just plain crazy. The skills are first rate and the way they protect the "product" is outstanding.

    Glad it's going so well. Next thing you know, they'll be hanging cabinets!

    1. I agree. It's work that takes years to perfect. I'd have a hard enough time with the stilts.

  2. It looks like a Keith Haring painting. You're really moving right along. I'm stuck in Inspector-ville.

    1. If only I could get it autographed...

      Ya, it is really starting to pick up. I hope the pace continues. I also hope you get through the inspectors soon. I'll bet it's frustrating.