Holding on to The Past
Restoring old plaster is a multistep process. Working from a 4-foot-high scaffold, Bucco and his team first went about patching all the holes in the walls and the living room ceiling, then covering the repairs with fiberglass mesh and a coat of veneer plaster. With a solid surface to build upon, the crew turned to the ornamental work.
Shown: Bucco packs the area with a layer of high-strength plaster; he scores the area and continues layering until the patch stands proud of the adjacent surfaces.