Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Onwards and upwards

Still recoving and doing repair work to existing plaster we worked off scaff tower today to tackle a rather high and awkward ceiling. As an anybody working on old houses knows, a straight line or level ceiling is a rare creature and so shaping, carving and bending of the 10ft plaster lengths was the order of the day. Fitting the coving whilst still green(fresh and damp) makes the job easier (liberal applications of water helps) but even so the language today was rather salty shall we say! Tomorrow its up the ladder to take some impressions of damaged mouldings to make up missing bits, a fiddly job but one I find rather satisfying.

9 comments:

El-Kevo said...

Did you plaster those walls yourself ?

How do you get time to blog ?

Anonymous said...

Kev, Thud is only a labourour and the owner,that's,what he told me when I met him last year,his team of professionals use him as a go for,:-)

Thud
You and your gang are doing a cracking job with the building and you have done wonders with the time you have had the place for but when does madam Thud and the girls think they will be making the place home,answers please next Thursday when Mrs Anon and I will pop in with your permission.

WV:snail no I don't think so.

L8 Teener said...

Looking good nice coving.

DirtCrashr said...

I like the ceiling treatment, will there be a medallion around the light fixture? We do so much work with wood because it flexes during an earthquake, to see it all done in stone and plaster is intriguing.
I have gotten pretty good with mud and drywall though.

James Higham said...

It would have to give you satisfaction, that.

Webley-Bullock said...

As mentioned before, I hate doing coving.

Nuff said.

Thud said...

Scrobs....me too, I get to do the boring easy finishing work.

Anonymous said...

For Scrobs,

Webley-Bullock,Scoton Pinkney,used to enjoy the last 2,you have updated Webley-Bullock are you going to carry on with it,Scoton Pinkney I did enjoy.

Vinogirl said...

Looking good!