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Santa Rosa plasterer and stucco contractor McClure's Plastering by Design

Quality Plastering and Stucco Work. Serving Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Marin County and San Francisco.

Plastering Sonoma County with the Highest Quality Work

Plastering may well be one of the oldest building arts. Dating back to the days of primitive man, early dwellings often consisted of simple stick huts plastered with mud. The pyramids of ancient Egypt contain plasterwork dating back 4,000 years, and it is still intact today. We've come a long way since then, but many of the fundamentals of plasterwork have stayed intact. We are a Sonoma County plasterer

Santa Rosa plasterer Dave McClure is a skilled tradesman who has worked on hundreds of residential and commercial plaster jobs in Marin County, Napa County and Sonoma County. As a plaster contractor, Dave knows the art of drywall plastering, and learned his craft through trade unions in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA.

Plastering–Not Drywall

For the homeowner who may not know the difference, plaster is different from drywall, which is the more prevalent material used in construction today. Drywall is prefabricated plasterboard (also known as wallboard or gypsum board) pressed between two thick sheets of paper and pressed into a panel. It can be cut to size and nailed to wall and ceiling studs, after which it is typically painted.

Lath and plaster, on the other hand, is used less today for interiors, because it takes more time. However, for architectural designers or homeowners seeking a unique and aesthetic look, plastering offers many more options. Not only can you choose your color, but you can choose from a variety of textures and special application techniques that create a look to match your vision.

Plastering begins by applying one or two coats of "mud" over wood, lath (a plastic or metal screen mesh), drywall or blueboard drywall. Depending on the designer's preference, you may create "coves" by covering lath with a soda can, bucket or other object to form holes in the surface.

Today's Options in PlasteringIf you want a Sonoma County plasterer, call McClure's Plastering by Design

Today's plastering includes high-strength veneer plasters, such as Imperial plaster basecoat with diamond plaster finish (an extra hard finish). Since the finish plaster coat comprises about 75% of the visible room area, it is important to select high-quality materials, mix them properly and use according to directions.

Adding color to the plaster can be accomplished by painting it or by using finishes specially produced for plastering contractors. We like Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes, which use natural pigments to create a soft, rich palette of color options.

Tobias Green is a non-VOC, mold resistant, color fast mixture that the manufacturer describes as "a sumptuous alternative to paint or plaster and can be applied with various techniques to achieve a variety of textures." It's odor-free and trowels on for a craftsman's finish.

Venetian (or polished plaster) provides an  interior acrylic finish allowing for a limitless combination of texture and color to achieve the look and feel of artisan craftsmanship. This is a 100%acrylic protective coating. Other interior options include aged limestone, stucco d'raffinato and Tuscan stucco.

When it comes to plastering, Sonoma County turns to us.

Plastering is one of the oldest building arts–dating back to ancient dwellings.

We've come a long way since then, but many of the fundamentals of this craft are still current today.

From walls to ceilings, McClure’s takes an artisan approach to plastering.