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.