Miracles do happen! After an extensive search, aided by our trusty handyman, a plasterer has been located that was not booked up to 2014+ or whom required us to get a second mortgage for the enormous plaster bill.
We started looking for a plasterer about a year ago and we simply could not even begin to grasp some of the estimates. We weren’t even looking for painting to be done (we have a painter), just plaster and a coat of primer. This past week we found our man, a local plasterer with decades of experience and a very reasonable pricing system.
I was shocked when he told me he would be ready to start work in about nine days and the whole house shouldn’t take more then two weeks. Wow, two weeks and the plaster should be on the walls! That means the flooring, kitchen cabinets, and painting shouldn’t be far behind, right?
Most of the drywall has been installed in Pardy House for a week or two now but, as we all know, March and April have been both cold and wet thus far, making air damp. Damp air results in a little dampness of the drywall. So we now have to get our electricians back within the next couple of days to resume the instillation of some more heaters. The air must be dehydrated and heat is the way to do it. Besides, once plaster goes on we will require heat to dry it.
Our contractor and plasterer have both told us that insuring the drywall is moisture free and acclimatized is key before plaster can ever be applied. The heat must be on for at least 4-5 days straight to ensure dry drywall, no pun intended.
So at this point it looks as though the endless work at Pardy House is yet again on an ‘up-swing.’ I’ll be sure to post pics of the plaster work once it starts