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Plaster has been used for centuries in the interior finishing of homes and other structures, adding character to any room it adorns. Its unique beauty and durability make it easy to see why it has maintained its position as a popular building material throughout history. At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company, we are a team of skilled craftsmen specializing in plaster and other niche building materials. In this article, we’ll address five commonly held misconceptions about plaster and discuss the truth behind them.

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1. Plaster Can Only Be Used for Walls

While plaster is a material typically used in the construction of interior walls, there are other applications for it inside your home as well. The professionals at Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company can craft decorative and ornamental plaster and feature plaster applications, such as oven range hoods. Plaster can also be used to construct your ceilings.

2. Plaster Is High-Maintenance 

Contrary to what you may believe, plaster does not require a lot of maintenance. You might need to occasionally spot-clean your walls to remove dirt or stains with a gentle cleaner and soft cloth. As long as you let an expert resolve any problems expediently with professional repairs, the care of your plaster should not be difficult.

3. Plaster Is Bad for the Environment   

Plaster is actually good for the environment. Since plaster is typically comprised of natural materials, it maintains a low carbon footprint. In fact, plaster is a more sustainable finish than drywall. At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company, we work with various metal and rock lathings and can provide texturizing, texture matching, and texture cover-up, in addition to various other plaster services.

4. Plaster Is Difficult to Repair

Plaster is not difficult to repair when you leave it to trained professionals. The key is to address any potential issues early for a better outcome. If you notice any large cracks or sagging plaster, you’ll want to contact an expert as soon as possible. It’s important to remember that plaster repair is not a job for a handyman, though.

5. Plaster Is a Fragile Material

Many people believe that plaster is a fragile material that does not withstand the test of time. With proper application and care, plaster is actually quite durable. In fact, plaster is a thick material, making it more durable and long-lasting than drywall. We can apply both two-coat and three-coat plaster systems, depending on what you require for your project.

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Whether you need the plasterwork in your home replaced or repaired, Worldgate Plaster & Stucco has the experience to do exactly what needs to be done. In addition to plaster, we can provide stucco and EIFS construction, stucco maintenance and repair, stucco inspections, and more. Contact us today at (703) 283-6886 to receive a free estimate for your next plaster project. We serve Northern Virginia and nearby areas, including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.