Restoring Historic Decorative Plaster Surfaces

Decorative plaster is a versatile medium that poses its own set of challenges but can yield highly decorative and enriched interior building surfaces. The decorative and ornamental plaster restoration projects shown here were the result of seismic upgrades and historic tax credit requirements regarding the amount of original material reinstalled.


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