Have you been flipping through interior decorating ideas lately? You have been buying stacks and stacks of magazines, leafing through them to find ideas and new ways to make your home unique. Something that you may have noticed were more textured walls, as opposed to the smooth and satiny classic paint finish. Maybe there are some different types of moldings that have caught your eyes and that you know would look absolutely FANTASTIC in your living room.
Most people are not brave enough to take on this project themselves, and for good reason. Applying any sort of special plaster textures and finishes to your home is a task that must be done very, very carefully. One wrong move, and those three hours you spent trying to "get" a particular look for that room have gone to waste. Many of these techniques take multiple steps to achieve a certain look so that the job comes out how it should. If you are someone who has a basement that they have been working on refinishing for the past 2 years, or the idea of even filling a small hole in the wall gives you a headache, definitely consider hiring on a specialty plaster contractor.
Another great thing about hiring on a specialty plaster contractor is that they will be able to bring even more texture or finish ideas to the table. Those magazines and online articles tend to show only the most "trendy" ideas; well, the specialty plaster contractor has been working for a lot longer than the most recent trend, so he or she will be able to perhaps help you make a better choice for your room. If they're good at what they do, they will also make suggestions for other rooms to bring the entire house all together. He or she probably will even have a sample book on hand when you meet for a consultation to help you improve your look.
Specialty plaster contractors realize that, by hiring them on, you are choosing to have your home be unique, special, and stand out from most other homes. You are someone who definitely wants your personality to shine through to the world. For you, that boring white or "egg shell" color is just not good enough. You are innovative and would like to try different looks and colors on that very same wall, and perhaps even add a splash of color to that ceiling of yours.
Be sure that, before you do choose a contractor to do the job, that you obtain at least two references and examples of their work. You can find some of these specialty painters by either asking around at paint shops, asking friends and family if they have had similar work done, or those interior decorating magazines that you have been leafing through may know some names of people who can do the job right for you.
Tip: There are a number of specialty plaster contractors out there, so be sure to choose the one who fits in with your budget and who also shares your vision.