Well, the plastering is almost done, only a few touchups left to cover. The plasterer also primed the walls, making them ready for paint (most of which we already have selected). As you can see by the pictures a quality job was done throughout Pardy House. Curves and corners that both Leann and I thought would prove difficult turned out to be nothing for our plasterer!
In only 11 days Pardy House was plastered and sanded in almost every room. The real frustration only comes when it is time for clean-up! For those who are not familiar with plastering, the sanding process results in a huge mess. Entering a building where plaster is being sanded is like walking through a thick (dry) fog. Plaster dust will find its way into every crook of your house and lungs. So wear a mask and if you have gaps in floors like we do plastic covering will be needed. Our floors have been covered for weeks now, since they were sanded, to protect them from damage and dirt. Since they are ready for staining we didn’t need them ‘roughed up.’
Plastering has been one of the smoothest jobs in our renovation thus far, no pun intended! And what an impact a little plaster can make. Now we can really see the house coming together. Now we can actually see the finish line in this long and arduous process of heritage home restoration/renovation.
We are told to expect interior painting to begin my mid-June and by then the only major work left to be completed should be the kitchen cabinets and bathrooms fixture installations. Just think, we will be moving in this summer, it is almost unreal to imagine!