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.
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.
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Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.