The Meiswinkel family began its plastering tradition in the 1930’s and the RFJ Meiswinkel Company has since grown into a highly reputable name for residential and commercial plastering. Along with plaster and stucco, they offer metal framing, drywall, lath, plaster restoration and historic renovation services replacing and repairing ornamental plaster in older homes and buildings.
From stately mansions to residential condos to decorative stair banisters and gorgeous arched entryways, they have put their signature stamp of high quality plaster work in every job completed.
The average RFJ employee has been with the company for seven to ten years and their foremen have been with them even longer. Their experience enables them to meet your schedule demands by coordinating in advance and meeting your milestones. They have longstanding and in some case multigenerational relationships with suppliers which allow them to secure materials even when they are difficult to obtain.
One thing that makes them unique is that their estimators are also the project managers. They believe this helps them be more intimate with each job without having someone re-learn the details of each job. Along with their administrative staff, they have years of experience and the right people to approach a wide range of projects,
They serve areas throughout San Francisco – wherever you live in the Bay Area, give them a call for any plaster repair work or restoration work you need.
Classic Techniques with Modern Technology Elevating Plasterwork to the Status of Art
Plaster is very versatile because of the broad range of options to choose from for the interior and exterior of a home. It can be tooled into a variety of textures, used throughout the home and be molded into all sorts of simple or intricate shapes. The word plaster refers to interior work and stucco refers to exterior work.
The most common type of plaster used on interior walls is gypsum plaster. This is most commonly done through a three-coat process. In plaster a lath system first must be secured to the framing of your walls. Historically, lath was made from wood strips, but in modern times you will most likely find metal. This lath gives the plaster something to grab onto. After the lath has been installed the plaster goes on. The finish can be customized in different ways.
The advantage of a plaster wall is the thickness; since a plaster wall is thicker than drywall you have improved sound baffling, less likelihood of warping and increased fireproofing. A plaster wall also works best for irregular and rounded surfaces.
Venetian plaster is the application of the world’s best plaster and the use of old world techniques to hard burnish the plaster into the wall as it cures to create sort of a pearl like finish. It creates a multi-dimensional depth of field in which areas fluctuate in color, depth, and intensity as the source of light changes from natural sunlight to artificial lighting.
Stucco is made from cement materials, sand and water. This is all mixed together to create a slurry. This slurry is applied over a metal lath that allows the stucco to adhere and maintain its strength. The finish coat is applied last, creating the decorative finish on the wall surface.
Stucco is a low-cost finish that is strong and durable, and is usable in most climates. It is fire resistant, can have any color added to it, and allows for a variety of textures. It can also be applied over concrete, cinder block, clay brick, adobe, cork or even straw bales.
Plaster restoration can restore cracked or damaged existing plaster to its original condition versus having it all torn out. Restoring old plaster can be a simple process when working with a company that has extensive knowledge and experience. A quality plaster contractor will be able to look at a wall and determine if the damaged areas can be removed, re-plastered and patched. That way, you still have the same quality plaster, restoring damaged interiors to their true glory.
The Meiswinkel family began its plastering tradition in the 1930’s and the RFJ Meiswinkel Company has since grown into a highly reputable name for residential and commercial plastering. Along with plaster and stucco, they offer metal framing, drywall, lath, plaster restoration and historic renovation services replacing and repairing ornamental plaster in older homes and buildings. For more information, you can contact RFJ Meiswinkel Company at 415-408-5414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rfjmeiswinkel.com