Archives for April 2015

Ceiling repair at Frick Collection

Part 1 of 3 We had one day to complete this ceiling repair at The Frick Collection (1 E 70th St in Manhattan).  We received a call about a piece of plaster that had fallen from the 90 year-old ceiling in the main gallery.   Apparently, there was water damage from the roof that had left […]

Slick Coat

A Slick Coat is a “grease”  coat applied to a surface in preparation for a glaze application.  The purpose of greasing the surface is to allow the next layer to be moved and manipulate easier and stay open longer.  It is a clear solution and usually applied with a roller, sponge, mist spray, or rag.  […]

Red Griotte faux marble (Part 2 of 2)

From where we left off in part 1 of the Red Griotte faux marble how-to, we now finish with some fine detail steps along with an overglaze. Here is a picture of real Red Griotte.  This marble is named after the Griotte cherry (from the Ukraine) which has a bright red color.   Notice the coloring […]