I think my wife thought I was crazy when I told her we were going to run our own plaster crown molding… But we are going to give it a shot.
The plexiglas knifes were attached to the custom wood guides.
We then attached 1×2 strips to the ceiling to run the guides along.
And finally we installed a grid of screws protruding from the drywall to give the plaster something to anchor onto.
It was great to have help from my sister-in-law & husband, thanks guys! And here we go applying plaster to the ceiling.
And this is what it looked like after 2 passes of applying plaster and running the knife over it. We used 20 minute quick setting joint compound for the plaster.
On item that quickly became apparent was that the 1/8″ plexiglass was not going to be strong enough when pushed against the plaster if it was already setting up, so I made new profile knives out of 1/4″ plexiglass. These new profiles are much stronger and more rigid and so far have been working great.
And here we are after 3 passes. At this point we switched to 45 minute quick setting compound to give us more working time with our pot.
It’s getting close. I am hoping just 2 more passes will do it. Then once the main runs are done we will take down the wood strips and fill in the corners.
Perfect! Now this is renovation right here, I tell ya. Great job!