Hey, Neighbors: Homeowner Workshops

Homeowner workshops are back in our neighborhood, with a variety of new courses (including plaster repair!) for those who are interested. At this point, Rob & I could probably TEACH the masonry class, if we weren’t so busy fixing our own masonry. But I still may stop by the plaster class to pick up a few hints… here was one attempt at plaster washering:

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Announcing 2011 ‘Hands On’ Homeowner Workshops from the Preservation Alliance, SOSNA and the Preservation Alliance are pleased to announce the next in an ongoing series of free workshops for owners and aspiring owners of historic homes. Attendees will have a great opportunity to learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

“HANDS ON” Demostration Workshops in Southwest Center City, Location Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street led by staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

  • – #1 Masonry and Pointing – Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30. Learn appropriate mortar mixes, re-pointing techniques and how to care for your historic masonry structure.
  • – #2 Historic Wood Window – Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 PM. Learn basic repair techniques and re-glazing techniques to keep your windows in good working order.
  • – #3 Weatherizing Your Historic Home – Tuesday September 27 at 6:30 PM. Learn about weather-stripping, insulation and other tips for keeping your heating bill at bay.
  • #4 Flat Plaster Repairs and Interior Finishes – Tuesday October 4 at 6:30 PM. Learn techniques for repairing flat plaster, appropriate interior paint options and how to hang wallpaper.

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