Ice Dam Prevention, 5 Tips to Save your Walls

Ice dams are a serious problem for homeowners. They’re nearly impossible to predict, they’re tough to remove if left alone too long, and they can cause massive damage to your home. They only occur during winter, but the freezing temperatures and severity of northern...

How to Properly Secure Cracked Plaster

Cracked plaster can create several problems, especially when it is not properly repaired. There are several plaster repair solutions available, but not using one best suited to your situation can make the problem worse, especially if it is not a solution designed to...

Maintenance Now will Prevent Headaches Later

To keep everything running smoothly, whether it’s a car, house, computer, appliance, or fireplace, it requires maintenance. Regular maintenance requires small amounts of effort and money to maintain and upkeep a home, but it outweighs the effort involved in dealing...

Did you know Plaster hasn’t changed much in 14,000 years?

Plaster has been an integral part of construction throughout history. Well before the Pilgrims, the Romans, the Greeks and the Egyptians built the monuments we admire today, people were building with plaster. The earliest evidence of plaster found in the world, thus...

The Best Mixing Technique for Plaster

Plaster is a wonderful tool for decorating and protecting the walls in your home. It is durable, resistant to scratching, and can add some beautiful texture to an otherwise simple room. However, applying it is tougher than it sounds. It is a complicated process that...

The Best Way to Fix a Crack in Plaster

Plaster walls are a wonderful addition to any home and they come with several benefits. While the initial installation of a plaster wall does require the experienced hand of a contractor, repairs and maintenance can be performed easily at home by the homeowner. If...

What is Plaster Made of?

Plaster is a consistently used material in building construction. It’s a crucial component when mounting blueboard and it’s been used since ancient times. Formerly mud was used to plaster reed or sapling huts to act as a screen against the elements. As civilization...

Why is Plaster More Expensive than Drywall?

There’s a lot of debate for homeowners on choosing plaster or drywall. Are they that different? Is one remarkably better than the other, or is it simply an aesthetic choice? Ultimately, the value and difference between the two options are up to the...

How to Prepare a Blueboard Wall for Painting

Like drywall, blueboard is designed to be the interior of your walls to hide and protect what’s within. You can apply finishes and paint without issue, provided you follow the proper steps. If you need some assistance understanding how to hang blueboard,...

The Art of Hanging Blueboard

Like any construction tool, hanging blueboard takes time and knowledge. It takes a level of professional skill to achieve certain levels of quality when hanging blueboard, but anyone can perform the task with the right tools and knowledge. We’re going to...