From subtle cornices to ornate ceiling roses and everything in between, there’s no denying that incorporating plaster moulding into your home can add to the wider aesthetic of your property. However, it has to be said that the plaster found in many older homes and commercial properties in the UK is starting to look a little worse for wear.
The good news is you may not necessarily have to rip out your plaster and start all over again. Here at City Crafts, our team of plastering specialists have the experience and resources you need to restore your plaster and keep your property looking beautiful for years to come. Not sure if you need plaster restoration services? Read on to learn some of the most common signs that indicate you may need plaster repairs:
Cracks are Starting to Develop
The most obvious sign that your plaster is need of restoration is that it has started to develop cracks and bulges. If left to go unchecked, these blemishes may worsen over time and detract from the visual appeal of the room. In most cases, a crack in your plaster will be a superficial issue, but in some situations it may be caused by deeper structural problems in the building materials beneath the plaster. Whether the crack has developed in your cornice, coving or some other type of plaster, enlisting the services of a professional can help rejuvenate your plaster and keep it looking great.
Staining and Discolouration
Another very common issue that tends to affect the plaster of older properties is discolouration. You may notice that your plaster begins to develop spots of yellow and/or brown that gradually expand over time. This is typically the result of water leaking, seeping through the wall or ceiling and damaging the plaster. A professional plasterer will be able to help you restore your plaster, but be sure to have the leak repaired beforehand to prevent the issue from happening again.
Noticed a piece of plaster is starting to peel away from the wall or ceiling? If so, there’s a good chance it has detached from the supporting material beneath. To check, tap on the affected area – if it sounds hollow or feels unusually springy, there’s a good chance you’ll need to get it restored. An expert will be able to reattach the plaster and have it looking good as new again in no time.
Given the relatively large surface area, it shouldn’t be too surprising that many older plaster ceilings are prone to damage. Keep an eye out for cracks, bulging and bubbling, all of which can be symptoms of a larger issue that will need to be addressed to prevent it from developing into a more serious problem.
If you’re in the market for plaster restoration services, we’d love to hear from you. Give City Crafts a call today on 0131 477 2075 to discuss your options or complete our enquiry form on our contact page and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.