Three Coat Plaster
When it comes to creating plaster objects that stand the test of time, there is a method that has proven to be unrivaled - three coat plaster. By implementing three layers, the finished piece is more resistant to general wear and tear and ensures that the plaster object will not only endure but also bring aesthetic pleasure for years to come. Here, we explore the key features of three coat plaster, including the use of hydraulic lime, the application of the scratch, brown, and impeccable finish coat.
One of the defining characteristics of three coat plaster is the use of hydraulic lime, a water-resistant plaster material. Inspired by the Romans, who discovered the added durability of lime when combined with "pozzolanic" materials like volcanic ash or special clays, we follow in their footsteps. By employing these ancient techniques, we recreate the proven formula used for some of the oldest structures still standing today. The result is a plaster object that can withstand the test of time.
To achieve the desired stability and texture, our three coat plaster process incorporates the application of the scratch and brown coat. These two initial layers, commonly employed in the construction industry, provide the necessary foundation. The scratch coat, composed of thick heavy aggregates, creates an optimal surface for adhesion. The brown coat, another layer of coarse aggregate, further strengthens the structure of the plaster. By blending the knowledge of construction practices with artistic finesse, our pieces embody both durability and beauty.
The final layer in our three coat plaster process is the hydraulic finish coat. This coat employs finer aggregates, resulting in a smooth and visually pleasing appearance. Applied with meticulous attention to detail, the finish coat enhances the overall aesthetics of the furniture piece. Not only does it provide a flawless surface but also offers an additional layer of protection, ensuring longevity and resistance to everyday wear and tear.
Three coat plaster is the embodiment of excellence in plaster craftsmanship. By harnessing the strength of hydraulic lime, implementing a robust foundation with the scratch and brown coat, and achieving a seamless finish coat, our pieces are transformed into enduring works of art. The careful execution of this technique provides both unparalleled durability and timeless elegance, making a three coat plaster table an essential element in any furniture lover's collection.