Ready to get plastered? Oct. 13 plaster workshop

Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission is offering a one-day workshop on how to repair your own plaster.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2018. It will be held in the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area at 1905 Hillcrest Drive in Columbia. The cost is $85.

Sign up now, as space is limited.

The event, according to a HPC Facebook post, will be taught by Eric Aulbach, who has more 30 years experience in traditional plaster repair, patching, skim coats, drywall repair, exterior stucco, polished Italian/Venetian plasters, ornamental, cove work and imitation marble in slab and veneer methods.

The workshop will include the basics of plastering, the differences between plaster and drywall, safety and simple shortcuts.

Sign up here, you’ll need the class code 113143 or the location to use the search function. The event is co-sponsored with Columbia’s Parks and Rec.

Why take the class? The HPC Facebook post notes, “This workshop will help property owners save money by being able to patch plaster themselves. A typical 2 square foot ceiling patch in St Louis would cost between $350.00-450.00 to hire a plasterer to do the repair.”

  • Check-in is at 8:45 a.m.
  • Lunch will be provided with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
  • Wear clothes you can get dirty and shoes with substantial protection from falling tools. No open toe shoes, please.

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area
1905 Hillcrest Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
White Pole Barn (From the entrance off Old 63 – follow the asphalt road to the top of the hill until you arrive at a parking lot adjacent to the white building.)

Questions? Contact Pat Fowler, chair of the City of Columbia Historic Preservation Commission, with plaster workshop in the subject line or text your question to 573-256-6841.

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