Olde World Walls & Ceilings does decorative treatments such as crown moldings, chair rails, cornices, balustrades, as well as wall and ceiling details. We can create, repair, replace or install new ornamental and architectural plaster.

Ornate plaster molding installed

There are four subdivisions within the general heading of ornamental plastering.

Plain cornice work, either benched, cast or run in place.

Enriched cornice work: combining a plain cornice with cast ornament embedded in it.

Cast ornamental work: running ornament, coffers, columns, caps, etc.

Modeling and casting: making original models and reproducing them, typically we do this out of rubber. We can create, repair, replace or install new ornamental and architectural plaster with best quality and all leading techniques of the art.

Sample of a plaster mold cornice showing inside and outside corners for the Architect's approval.

We have a large selection of custom made molding profile knives for our customers to choose from or we will design and build them if your project calls for something not in our inventory.

A molding profile knife is part of the template that we use for creating our plaster mold work. We take the architects measurements from the detail sheet to create the template for your project. We will use the template as a run in place; this is as it sounds, we run the molding plaster on the wall in the place it is called for on the plans.

Or another option is that we would run the mold on a bench. We fasten these onto the walls then miter the seams and inside & outside corners using a joint rod by hand, this is done to the point that it becomes a flawless continuous plaster mold.

ornamental embellishments

For ornamental embellishments such as rosettes we use rubber molds and create them individually.  We have a large collection of rubber molds for corbels, capitals, etc. and if we don’t have exactly what you were looking for we’ll make it for you!

Attaching the egg & dart molding on a large Foyer dome

Here is Attaching the egg & dart molding on a large Foyer dome. The entire process of working on ornamental plaster is fascinating to watch and we hope that one day you get the opportunity to see it being done our plastering professionals.