Los Angeles, CA

PLASTER in some form is found in many historic buildings commonly used for crown molding, intricate medallions, cornices, and much more. Over time plaster deteriorates, cracks and becomes brittle resulting in detachment from the metal or wood lath. For intricate plasterwork, the detail is often lost due to deterioration and paint layers applied over the years. If plaster has deteriorated, it can either be reattached, repaired or replaced.

Spectra Company’s plaster artisans use both traditional sculpture techniques and state-of-the-art preservation techniques to restore, rebuild or replace various types of plaster elements to their prior glory. Missing ornamental elements may be recreated in kind based on historical archive information and using traditional methods with either plaster, glass fiber reinforced gypsum or compatible repair materials.

Services

Casting & Mold Making

Plaster Consolidation & Reattachment

Three-Coat Plaster Systems

Patching & Crack Repair

New Cast Ornament & Run-in-place Moldings

Sculpting & Recasting Lost Ornament

Original Architectural Sculpture & Bas-relief

Conditions Assessment & Treatment Recommendations

Texturing

Flat Plaster & Flat Plaster Restoration

Design Work & Artists’ Renderings

Scagliola

Shop Drawings

Types

Ornamental & Specialty Plaster

Venetian Plaster

Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG)

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)

Stucco

Acoustic Plaster Solutions

Decorative Plaster Finishes (Sgraffito, Marmorino, & Specialty Tinted Plasters)

Components

Crown & Cove Moldings

Cornices

Decorative Moldings

Columns & Capitals

Chair Rails

Coffered Ceilings

Frieze

Medallions

Mantels

Frescoes

Rosettes

Domes

Plaster Ceiling Systems

Wall Plaques

Pilasters

Plaster Projects