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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are the Marrwall headquarters located?
    You can locate our primary headquarters in Park City, Utah, and Houston, Texas. Each location has a team fully trained and equipped to provide you with beautiful, luxury plaster. Our work truly has no boundaries. Our teams are ready to go wherever there is work to be done. We have completed projects in dozens of states and look forward to adding more to our list.
  • What is plaster?
    Plaster is a fine finish applied with a trowel by artisans with years of experience. It is commonly used as an upscale substitute for paint.
  • Is Marrwall licensed and insured?
    Yes. Marrwall meets all licensing and insurance requirements.
  • What are your typical fees?
    Every job varies. In order to give an accurate price range for your project, we need to know the desired color and finish, area of the home, scope of work, and timeline. From there, we can give you a custom bid. If you want a more specific answer regarding a project you had in mind, start by filling out a consultation form.
  • How can I get a bid for my project?
    Please fill out our consultation form. From there, a project manager will be in touch with you no later than 48 hours after submission.
  • Do you travel?
    Yes, we love to travel to be a part of your projects! While our main offices are located in Park City, Utah, and Houston, Texas, our work truly has no boundaries and our teams are ready to work wherever there is work to be done. We have completed projects in dozens of states and look forward to adding more to our list.
  • How long does the installation process take?
    The application timetable varies depending on the project. The more square footage we are brought in to do, the more efficient we can be and the more affordable it is for you. Typically, a kitchen hood will take 3 days, a fireplace will take around 5 days, and an entire home could take as little as a week.
  • How do you prep for plaster application?
    In a new build project, plaster is typically one of the last things to be installed. Below you can find specifics on how to prepare different areas. ▪️Interior plaster: All areas must be finished to sheetrock level 4 and prepped as if walls are being painted. ▪️Shower plaster (tadelakt): Prep for a shower using tadelakt plaster is very specific and can be difficult to execute. An on site meeting with a builder and a project manager must be conducted prior to starting application. ▪️Kitchen hoods: Kitchen hoods must be finished to a level 4 sheetrock and paint ready. The area for the blower should be predetermined and cut with a finished corner bead. If kitchen hood requires plywood, MDF, or any wood construction, all corners must be beveled clean and straight. ▪️Fireplaces: Fireplaces must be finished to a sheet rock level 4 and paint ready. Per code, sheetrock and substrate around firebox needs to be fire resistant. Around the firebox, a clean aluminum corner bead must be installed. Floor and sheetrock must meet without any gaps. ▪️Exteriors: Exterior prep may vary. An on site meeting will need to be conducted prior to starting prep and installation.
  • How do I care for my plaster?
    Plaster is very durable and low maintenance. Simply avoid acidic, oil based substances around your plaster. If you must clean it, use a rag with water only (no harsh chemicals). Light sanding and magic eraser is also very effective.
  • How is plaster repaired?
    Depending on the repair, most plasters can be color matched with new material, lightly sanded, and fixed. In the rare case that the repair is large enough and a significant time has passed since the application, it may be best to completely redo the plaster. We offer plaster repairs to new and existing clients.
  • Where can I see color samples?
    Once an estimate is approved, we make custom 2x2 samples that remain on site for the duration of the project. Custom samples can be made and picked up in Park City or shipped for an additional fee. We could also set up a time to have you visit our showroom. We can match any paint color including Farrow and Ball, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, etc. To set up a meeting at our showroom or request samples, please contact us via email.
  • What colors can I choose from?
    We offer our signature Marrwall colors and are also able to custom color match any paint color. The possibilities are endless! You can start by visiting our color page.
  • Do you have textured plaster?
    Yes. We offer different textures such as smooth, textured, Highly textured, rough, semi smooth, matte, fluted, and more. We can also make custom texture samples. Please email us for more info on custom texture samples.
  • Do you do exteriors finishes?
    Yes. We offer exterior lime wash, slurry, and plaster application.
  • Is plaster suitable for exteriors?
    Yes, with the right substrate and materials, plaster can be suitable for exterior projects.
  • What is the difference between a lime wash and a slurry?
    They vary in material and finish. A slurry is a thicker material used to fill gaps, holes, cracks, and cover another material. A lime wash is a thinner, lime/water based material used to change the color.
  • What are the environmental requirements for exterior plaster application?
    In order for us to work on an exterior project, it must be dry and the temperature needs to be consistently over 45 degrees. This allows the material to dry slower, minimizing cracking and allowing the material to bond and cure correctly.
  • Is plaster water resistant?
    Plaster can be water resistant with the correct substrate, application and with adequate sealers. A water resistant form of plaster that is commonly used in showers and bathrooms is known as tadelakt,
  • What is tadelakt?
    Tadelakt is a waterproof plaster finish. Due to its water resistant qualities it is commonly used in bathroom walls, ceilings, sinks and showers.
  • Is plaster the same as stucco?
    No. Most stucco is cement and acrylic based while we use a lime based, all natural plaster.
  • Does plaster replace drywall?
    No. Plaster is conveniently used with modern building materials such as sheetrock, plywood and cement boards.
  • What material can I plaster over?
    With proper preparations, plaster can successfully adhere to most materials such as sheetrock, plywood, paint grade woods, vinyl, stone, MDF, and concrete. There are very few things that can not be plastered over. For specific questions regarding materials, please contact us.
  • What is the longevity of plaster?
    Plaster is a long lasting and durable material. Unlike paint and other materials, the color and pigment are integral and do not fade. Resulting in easily sustainable, and beautiful walls for years.
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