Repairing Water Damage To All Saints Church, NYC
Water had been leaking into the walls and ceilings of All Saints Church from damaged gutters and slate roof tiles. The water dripped, unseen and eventually weakened the plaster so much it just fell away.
Egan’s Church Restorations were chosen to help restore this extensive water damage, repair the historic plaster and repaint the interior of the church. The pastor and vestry at All Saints Church asked Egan’s Church Restorations to take advantage of the temporary closing of the sanctuary during the Covid 19 pandemic, to replace the plaster and then paint the church without interruption of regular services.
Our Church Plaster Repair And Painting Process For This Project
Egan’s team of church painting and plaster experts set up the needed scaffolding and worked long days to complete the entire interior renovation in only 5 weeks. This allowed the congregation to then undertake Covid dis-infection of all surfaces and re-open on September 27th, 2020.
- Egan’s Church Restorations plaster experts carefully removed the water damaged, saturated plaster.
- Wire mesh was then secured to the original wood lathes to create a stable anchor for new plaster.
- Plaster mixed to match the original historic plaster was then applied, sanded and painted.
- After all the plaster repairs were complete, we repainted the church, removed our scaffolding and cleaned the church to make it ready for mass.