The homeowner contacted us for our restoration services as the walls and ceilings the dining room, sunroom, living room, entrance and fireplace mantel in the living room needed some TLC. Many of the wall corner joints had failed along with the wall to ceiling joints due to age in all of the rooms. All of those area were repaired by removing the failed joints, application of USG Structo-Lite base coat plaster since many of the holes along the joints were deep, applying new corner joints, one coat of Durabond and two top skim coats of 3M easy sand joint compound before priming and painting. All of the walls were painted in an off white, Benjamin Moore Mountain Peak White (2148-70).
Since all of the walls were a soft off white she really wanted to highlight the fireplace mantel in the living room with two colors if we could restore the brick/plaster and wood. As you can see from the pictures the brick/plaster was in really bad condition. The damaged areas had at one time been repaired as the failed areas were plaster patch and not brick. The decision was made to build up the damaged areas with the same base coat plaster patch we used on the walls since it provides a rock hard texture finish. To get the texture of the plaster patch to match the existing texture of the brick we rolled the patched with a 1/2" nap about half way (3 hours) through the drying process to add additional texture. After the patch was dried we scraped and lightly sanded the patch to shape it to match the texture of the brick so when painted it provided a uniform finish.