Melbourne Rendering Group can patch up damaged ceilings, cornices, skirting boards, arches or picture rails or we simply re-run cornice, or skirting boards in situ. This is an old-fashioned method where clients want to preserve the character of a building.
The run in situ method means that we shape wet plaster in position on the wall. For instance, to faithfully reproduced cornices required the filling the corner between the wall and the ceiling with plaster, then we use a zinc mould to rough out the shape of the cornice and we finish off by running casting plaster over the top with another zinc mould. We also have to do work ‘free hand’ using specialised tools.
Paul McBean has been working as a renderer and solid plasterer since 1982. He is interested in traditional building techniques and is passionate that these traditional methods of rendering continues to be passed on.
Paul specialises in Heritage Restoration, Lime Plasters, Solid Plaster, Lime Repointing, Rendering, and Unique Plaster Finishes.