Repairing Water Damage To St John the Baptist Church
Water had been leaking into the walls and ceilings of St John the Baptist from damaged gutters and slate roof tiles over the stained glass windows.. 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 at St John’s asked Egan’s Church Restorations to help them make spot repairs to damaged plaster, especially around the stained glass window frames.. Damaged gutters on the east and west side of the church had allowed water to drip into the interior walls.
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. Chris Barker, the church manager said “if I had known you could work this quickly, I would have had you in to bid for our other projects”.
- 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.