Posted by: wadahp | February 23, 2010


What:      “How To” Demonstrations at Washington Hall

Plasterwork: Steve Irish

When:      March 13, 2010 (Saturday) 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

Where:    Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue (one block north of E.Yesler at E. Fir Street)

 Cost:      $10 general public, $8 Historic Seattle members; $5 students

Register here or call (206) 622-6952  or day of event

Historic Seattle’s 2010 Preserving Your Old House program uses its newly purchased building, Washington Hall, as a “get dirty” space to demonstrate how to repair plaster work, refinish wood work and paint, and repair windows.

On March 13, Historic Seattle presents Steve Irish of Lux Interiors, who has undertaken plaster repair and plaster restoration in the Seattle area for twenty years and is an expert on repairing lath and plaster in older buildings. During this overview, he will cover a variety of plaster issues, such as cracks, holes, veneer de-lamination, damaged moldings, texture matches and re-plastering from the studs up.

Future programs include:

Woodwork Refinishing and Repainting: Mark Lickliter, Lickliter Painting, Inc.

When: April 10 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mark Lickliter shares 20 years experience in the residential painting industry. Most of his work involves remodel and restoration of older homes. Restoration of existing surfaces can include paint removal, rot repair, sealing of joints, filling imperfections, sanding surfaces smooth, and using job specific specialty primers and sealers. Invariably, the process calls upon him to free up double hung windows, re-glaze glass, plane down doors, and clean-up old finish on hardware. All of these details employed during preparation provide for a better finish coat and a more complete finished product. Actual painting utilizes brushwork on woodwork and a combination of rolling and brushing on walls. Spraying is used as an aid to painting exterior siding and soffits or large volumes of replacement woodwork.

Wood Window Repair: Martin Muller, Double-hung Window Restoration

When:  June 5 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

During this 3-hour demonstration Martin Muller will show how to tackle a typical restoration. The goal is to keep our historic windows, often made from old-growth fir, out of the landfill. Since 1998 Muller has been restoring wood double-hung windows in the greater Seattle area. Typical restoration includes making both upper and lower sash functional, replacing ropes, epoxy repairs to deteriorating or loose corners, re-glazing, replacing missing components, and weather- stripping if needed. Windows are removed one at a time, and restored in a mobile workshop. If a sash is beyond repair, his company, Double-hung Window Restoration, works with local mill shops that fabricate exact replicas, so the building’s original character is maintained.

Register here  or (206) 622-6952


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