The Importance of Fine Details and Mould Smoothing in Plaster Designs

Blog |February 26th, 2019

Interior plaster designs today are an integral part of modern buildings and structures. In the past, the art of interior plaster design was greatly valued, as is it still to this day. Plaster designs are not only important in making traditional ornamentation, but plaster is also the ideal medium to use in replicating the fine details of historical ornamentation and art work made from plaster, wood, stone, and metal.

As plaster undergoes a revival in the planning of interior designs of commercial and residential buildings, it is quickly replacing moulded plastic, metal, and wood decorative ornamentation. One of the main reason for this is because plaster is highly versatile, and replicating the fine details of historical cornices, ceiling Roses, adams panels, domes, art deco panels, columns, arches, vaulted ceilings, ceiling panels, and other classical art is easy to manufacture.

In the past, intricate plaster designs and d├ęcor were handmade, which required years of experience and training from highly professional plaster workers. Only the well-to-do and rich could afford custom-designed plaster work with fine details, as experts were the only ones able to meet exacting aesthetic specifications of the times.

Today, specialist manufacturers of classical and ornamental plaster products can still produce unique, fine detailed pieces to meet exact specifications of clients. Reproducing classical and historical ornamental pieces is much easier today than ever before, thanks to the ability to replicate decorative artwork through the process of casting and making moulds.

Even if classical and historical ornamental art pieces are damaged, broken, or incomplete, it is still possible to replicate and reproduce these using casting and mould smoothing techniques. Plaster casting experts can take a mould print of a worn, broken, or even incomplete ornamental piece of art, and then cast it.

Once it has been cast, experienced ornamental plaster designers will repair and replace the missing fine details, and then a mould will be made of the piece to reproduce it exactly. In this way, it is possible to reproduce and replicate nearly any historical or classical ornamental art with casting, and then creating finely detailed plaster moulds.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can replicate the fine details of historical ornamental plaster, wood, stone, or metal art, for exterior or interior design plans, then feel free to consult the modern-day experts in manufacturing, replicating, and supplying classical ornamental plaster products, here at Hopkins Plaster Studio Melbourne.

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