Masonry

Repairing Plaster

Repairing plaster in your home can be a time consuming hair pulling process if you allow it to be. It can also be an incredibly expensive proposition if you are not careful. For this reason alone many people elect to skip the process of repairing plaster that is likely to face additional problems in the future in favor of installing dry wall or some other type of building material for their walls.

Violetta Granite

Granite is one of the most popular materials used for countertops found in homes today. Granite is attractive, it can come in all types of shades and colors and it adds a dynamic look to any kitchen. Violetta granite is extremely colorful and like all granites durable and ideal for use in the kitchen. It is becoming more and more popular and more readily available in retails stores. Violetta granite is imported from and can be found specifically in Saudi Arabia. The popular colors for this granite are primarily, black, red and beige.

Benefits

Stone Fireplace Renovation

A fireplace is often the centerpiece of any room that it is placed in. Traditionally, the area in front of the fireplace was where the family or lovers huddled together for warmth on a cold winter night and as well as to have a good old chat. In average household today, fireplaces are no longer needed for warmth. We have other more efficient ways of heating the home. Still, there is no reason that fireplaces should not exist, if only to serve as decorative centerpieces to brighten up and add character to the room that they are in.

Patching Plaster Walls

Plaster walls are a common feature of many houses, particularly older buildings. When plaster starts to crack, there are usually two main options: to strip off the plaster and start again, or to patch up the offending hole. Obvious the latter is significantly easier and more cost effective, although it requires a certain degree of skill and know-how to pull off successfully. In this article we will look at what to consider when patching plaster walls, and the best and most effective techniques and methods for doing so without the need for professional help.

Plastering over Brick

Plastering over brick is one of the most stylish looks you can give your walls. Many people like the brick look without the actual brick appearance. Once the plastered is covered, it can be painted in a variety of colors or decorated with various wall decorations that accentuate the plastering over the brick.

You can use plaster over brick on both interior and exterior walls. While the process for both will be similar, there are some things you must consider when plastering over brick outside. The weather and other outdoor elements can affect your walls and weather down the plaster coating. Moisture can seep between the brick and plaster layers if the job is not done properly causing cracks in the plaster and the necessity to recoat the wall.