walls are simple with this mystic rope trick from
|Ropes are put around the wall about
every 5 feet.
|| Nails are bent over the rope to
make them easy
to remove later.
|The wall is then filled in between the
ropes and rodded off with a 6 foot rod.
||We cut grooves along the bottom and
the top of
the ropes and pulled them out.
|The grooves are filled in and
the wall is ready for the finish coat. The
stair tower is nice and round and straight.
||The brown coat on the stair tower is
as straight and round as you want.
|This is a slick
trick for round walls and barrel ceilings. For smaller
curves, and more precise applications, a
running mold or a form template must be made.
Another good method is to use an old hose. Most plasterers have an old useless hose lying around.
For inside plaster, you can even leave the hose in the mortar and it won't crack.