How to plaster a staircase spiral ceiling.
Howdy folks, Jason, Carl, Dan, and I are giving tips on plastering under a curved staircase.
First, we covered everything as the tile floor was finished.
Then attached the 3.4 Diamond metal lath for this ceiling, as this lath is easily manipulated or contoured and is the best lath available for ornamental work and for flat or contoured surfaces as well as for use as a reinforcing underlay for spray-applied fireproofing.
The small holes allow the plaster to mushroom above the metal lath, thus adhering it for life.
Like old cedar wood lath used in the late 1800 to about 1950, sheetrock became America’s choice of substrate because of speed and convenience.
Don’t be intimidated to try this; its kinda fun; if you can use tapping mud, you can do it.
My buddy, Ben, the Vancouver Carpenter, youtube’s most watched taping and mudding subject matter expert. Ole, Ben has that young Sean Connery look going on.
He would have finished this ceiling before I started my second coat.
Jason, my son, plasterer, and cameraman, has plastered at least ten in just the last year of these fancy staircases and finished them with concrete plaster, that’s stucco. And some with just joint compounds. Too bad he’s unable to plaster and film himself. Theres many ways to skin a cat.
We feel material knowledge is number one, and applications are secondary, as no matter how well you can tape or plaster, choosing the wrong material, you’ll be spinning your wheels.
Below are all the basic tools we use and recommend on Amazon’s website.
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