Avalanche Plastering. Professional plaster masons serving contractors and homeowners in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York since 1988.
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Avalanche Plastering LLC, commercial and residential interior plastering in Connecticut and New York




heavy corner bead.
The bead on top is more rugged and allows us to correct significant irregularities.
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Jack applies base coat to a ceiling

Veneer plaster is normally done over blueboard, but it is also done as part of resurfacing. Veneer is any thin application of a monolithic troweled finish to walls and ceilings. It can be done in two coats or one coat. Avalanche Plastering uses a two coat system (a finish coat over a base coat) as it results in a strong, virtually flawless surface on a true, flat plane.

  1. If it is over blueboard, we always Durabond™ the seams with paper tape. Avalanche Plastering adds this step because we believe this is the best insurance against board-seam cracks.
  2. When we install corner beads, where possible we install a wide 1-A type corner bead because they are heavy duty and enable us to plumb even a severely crooked corner.
  3. For all types of veneer plaster (both over blueboard and resurfacing), Then we apply a doubled-up coat of USG Imperial Base Coat™. Depending the job (especially in new construction), we snap chalk lines to help straighten ceilings. We will plaster up to those guidelines.
  4. We then apply a doubled-up coat of USG Structo-Gauge™, which is job mixed with lime putty.
  5. As the plaster reaches into a plastic state, it is repeatedly water troweled. With each pass, it gets smoother and more dense. This fills all the little pores. We use the trowel to packed and polish the plaster to a mirror finish.
  6. Finally, we run a clean felt or blister brush over the plaster to remove any fine residue (called fat dribbles.)

See article on Flawless Walls at FineHomebuilding.com for more information.

Paper tape on blueboard. Finish coat of plaster
We always Durabond blueboard seams with paper tape, and then feather the joint Master craftsman Bart uses an arcing movement to obtain a smooth finish that is free of trowel marks
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Last updated September 28, 2007

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