FAQs

My ceiling has water-damaged plaster. Can you fix this?

I want to rewire my historic home, but my electrician said he needs to create channels in my walls.

I’m looking to make a special room stand out. What would you recommend?

Is plaster green?

Do you also paint?

My ceiling looks like it’s “pillowing” or I have cracks in my ceilings — can this be fixed?

Why is plaster so much more expensive than drywall?

Another contractor gave me a bid, but what he’s saying just doesn’t seem right.

I’ve had many plaster contractors come out to look at my project, and they all tell me what I want can’t be done. Why are you going to be any different?


My ceiling has water-damaged plaster. Can you fix this?

Yes. R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair will assess the extent of damage and develop a plan of action for restoration. We’ll also work with you and other trades to be sure the substrate and area are free of moisture before we begin our work — there’s no reason for you to pay for your plaster repair if the source of the problem will cause future damage. R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair will help you along the way.

I want to rewire my historic home, but my electrician said he needs to create channels in my walls.

R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair can patch electrical channels and blend to your existing plaster. Once your new plaster is primed and painted, you won’t be able to tell that work has ever been done.

I’m looking to make a special room stand out. What would you recommend?

Every room is unique, and R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair can look at your project and make recommendations for what can work with your space, your taste and your budget. From full ornamental ceilings to touches like medallions or Venetian plaster, we can provide recommendations and develop solutions that will make your room a masterpiece.

Is plaster green?

Plaster is one of the greenest construction materials available. It’s made from gypsum, which comes from the earth. If you’re interested in building green, R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair is one of the few companies in Southern Illinois with experience working with lime plaster, a system dating back to 4000 BC that will allow the structure to breathe moisture and accept carbon dioxide.

Do you also paint?

No. The reason our work is such a high quality is because we do plaster and only plaster. We do, however, have relationships with painters and other trades, and we’d be happy to recommend another company who will meet your high expectations for your home.

My ceiling looks like it’s “pillowing” or I have cracks in my ceilings — can this be fixed?

Whether your ceiling is just starting to pillow or if sections have fallen completely, R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair can help. We’ll assess the problem, refasten the remaining ceiling to its joists with the appropriate materials, and install a full plaster system tailored to your needs. Your ceiling will look like new and last for decades to come.

Why is plaster so much more expensive than drywall?

Plaster is more durable and flexible than drywall, and lasts much longer. In fact, drywall was designed as a temporary replacement for plaster, but its minimal cost made it a staple of low-cost building. Installed correctly, plaster systems will last substantially longer than drywall. Plus, you’ll get the benefits of better insulation, noise reduction, mold resistance and the flexibility to blend to existing designs, etc. If you’re thinking about replacing your plaster with drywall, please call R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair first for a consultation.

Another contractor gave me a bid, but what he’s saying just doesn’t seem right.

This happens a lot. Because so few people work with plaster, many contractors will work to solve a problem using different materials or simply state that your project can’t work as you’ve outlined. R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair can create virtually anything from plaster — from curved stair backs to specialty fireplace mantels. Even if you decide not to use R.A.N. Plaster & Drywall Repair, if you want to maintain the original quality and beauty of your home, look beyond others who suggest drywall as an option.

I’ve had many plaster contractors come out to look at my project, and they all tell me what I want can’t be done. Why are you going to be any different?

We pride ourselves on solving problems and finding a way to implement your idea.


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Red Bud, IL | Waterloo, IL | Chester, IL | Belleville, IL | Swansea, IL | Shiloh, IL | O’Fallon, IL | Millstadt, IL
Dupo, IL | Mascoutah, IL | Freeburg, IL | St Libory, IL | New Athens, IL | Sparta, IL | Baldwin, IL

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