Niehaus does a wide variety of plastering work. We do work from stucco, portland plaster, veneer plaster, specialty plasters, acoustical plasters, cornice application and synthetic stone work. We have done detailed historical plastering in places like the Fox Theater, Washington University, Powell Hall, The Old Post Office, The Chase Park Plaza and Anheuser Busch.
We employ some of the best plaster mechanics in the St. Louis area.
What is Stucco?
Stucco is the common name for Portland Cement Plaster which is applied to surfaces either inside or outside buildings. Stucco is hard, durable, rot and fungus resistant, low-cost and does not need a lot of maintenance.
Stucco is applied to interior and exterior walls either manually or using machines. This Portland Cement Plaster can be used on concrete wall systems or on a frame structure in buildings. This is conventionally used for siding or to cover concrete, cinder block, clay brick or adobe.
What is Veneer Plaster?
Gypsum veneer plaster systems are thin coat, high strength plaster systems that can be quickly applied over a variety of substrates. These systems simulate in many respects the versatility, beauty, and durability of conventional plaster systems. Gypsum veneer plaster finishes provide hard, dense surfaces that are resistant to scuffing, denting, cracking, and abrasion. The variety of possible veneer plaster finishes ranges from a mirror smooth surface to any
type of floated, swirled, or light texture. Veneer plaster can be integrally colored with pigments or finished with any number of decorating products to achieve a broad array of looks.
Since their introduction in the 1960s, the quality of gypsum veneer plaster systems has been continuously improving. Today gypsum veneer plaster finishes meet exacting application and performance requirements, and they
mix and spread quickly and easily.
What is Ornamental Plastering?
Ornamental plastering is decorative treatments such as crown mouldings, rails, lintels and wall and ceiling details. Features are often screeded in place. More intricate forms are molded and the formed pieces are later mounted in place.