Historic Plaster Repair

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2020 - 8:00am - May 17, 2020 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
521 Bird Street Hannibal, Missouri 63401


Historic Plaster Repair Boot Camp is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on, learn by doing, total immersion experience in historic plaster repair.

Students will learn state-of-the-art techniques in re-attaching loose plaster back to the wood lath and how to mix & patch historic plaster & cracks properly. You will be part of a team of students restoring original plaster in a property located in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.

Eric Aulbach, from St Louis, Missouri, will be your instructor. Eric has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of the trade. Including traditional plaster repair, patching, skim coats, drywall repair, exterior stucco, polished Italian/Venetian plasters, ornamental, cove work and imitation marble in slab and veneer methods. His family history in the trade goes back generations; all the way back to Germany in the 1800's and beyond

The goal is to repair, restore, and preserve the integrity of existing historic buildings in the most cost effective manner while empowering owners and contractors with the skill set necessary to achieve the longest lasting results possible.

This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 10 students.This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn: state of the art techniques in how to properly re-attach plaster that has come loose from a wall or ceiling (lost its plaster keys to the wood lath); how historic plaster was done & why; how to patch cracks and missing areas; how to mix historic plaster and much more.

At the end of the three days you will know from beginning to end, how to completely repair historic plaster and receive pertinent handouts as well as a "Certificate of Completion" from the Belvedere School.

This class is designed for folks who want to learn historic plaster repair to a level they can go home and begin doing it. Small & large contractors, property owners, historic house museum maintenance staff, and historic preservation students will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Tuition for this three-day workshop is $595 and includes fresh ground coffee & snacks in the morning as well as a home cooked lunch each day. Space is limited to 10 students and pre-registration is required.

Affordable motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For students registering early, we have discounted rooms here atour inn, The Belvedere Inn. For more information or to register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, yapperman@msn.com

The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation

521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401

May 15, 16 & 17, 2020


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