Cameoid Restoration – Northamptonshire

I’ve previously restored another Cameoid ceiling at this property in Northamptonshire, in the hallway – my customers were so pleased with the result that they asked me back to restore a water damaged section of ceiling in their Drawing Room.

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Unfortunately, a leak in a bathroom above caused the plastered ceiling below to fail creating quite a surprise on the floor for my customers.

Following my initial survey, a plasterer reinstated the plaster work to the affected area… and did a great job.

The section of damaged Cameoid would be too large to handle in one piece – the approach that I took was to cut it into more manageable slices. With Cameoid I always cut along a pattern as I find that it is more straightforward to fill at a later stage.

Once the new plaster was sealed, I started to reinstate the Cameoid jigsaw puzzle. Below you can see a few sections in pinned into place. I used Lincrusta glue to adhere it, in this instance.


Once all of the Cameoid was back into it’s rightful position on the ceiling, I started on the arduous task of filling. I used a number of fillers to complete the task, finished off with my go-to filler; *Prestonett Lightweight Filler.

Once all filling had been undertaken, shaped and lightly sanded, two coats of Zinnser BIN was applied:


I left the job ready for my customers coving specialist to replace the damaged sections of coving and their Painter & Decorator to apply a couple of coats of Emulsion.

For further information about my work and how I go about it, please visit my website.

Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.


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