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Based in the Delaware Valley area. Serving DE, PA, NJ and MD. Available for travel nationwide with consideration. 

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Moroccan Tadelakt waterproof lime plaster 

Moroccan Tadelakt is a lime based, waterproof plaster finish with deep roots in ancient middle eastern architecture. Soft and seductive to the touch, tadelakt can be used on vertical and horizontal surfaces throughout the bathroom / shower area making it an incredibly versatile material. Often replicated but rarely duplicated, Brandywine Plaster is one of the most prolific installers of Moroccan tadelakt in the United States.  

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Historic Plaster Restoration 

From house museums to residential properties, Brandywine Plaster provides consultation, repair and maintenance services to preserve your existing plaster walls. You'd be surprised to learn just how easy it is to save that sagging plaster ceiling you've been worried about! Call or email us today to schedule an appointment. We are happy to provide a detailed approach and cost assessment free of charge. 

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Veneer Lime Plasters

Veneer plasters are a great way to transform a living space when paint or wallpaper options just aren't doing it for you. With the flexibility to meet the demands of both contemporary and classic design, lime veneer plasters can provide anything from a polished, high gloss finish to a more coarse "barn stucco" effect. Our lime veneer plasters are available in a wide range of colors and finishes and all can be applied over a typical "level 4" paint ready drywall surface. Waxes and sealers are recommended when using veneer plasters in potentially wet areas. Interior applications only.

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Tadelakt bathroom completed 2018

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Tadelakt shower completed 2021

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Tadelakt bathroom completed 2022

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About Us

Since founding Brandywine Plaster in 2001, Pete Dandolos has been a passionate advocate for historic preservation and restoration. Over the last 20 years, Pete has worked on dozens of historic house projects and house museum restorations including the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, FL. the Flannery O'Connor House in Milledgeville, GA. and the T.R.R. Cobb House in Athens, GA. Sharing his passion and knowledge along the way, Pete continues to advocate for historic preservation while working closely with foundations and endowments to preserve local historic architecture. In 2010 It was this combined love of history and architecture that inspired Pete to study and practice the ancient and lost art of Moroccan tadelakt. Having served as both a functional and decorative plaster finish throughout the ancient world, from North Africa to India, tadelakt is unmatched in both its beauty and longevity. From decorative and ornate, hand carved exteriors to basins and bathhouses, tadelakt was widely used for centuries and passed down through generations by master craftsmen traditionally called "Malam" or "teacher" as  translated from ancient Arabic. With respects to the ancient traditions and customs, Pete has been an avid practitioner  of the art of tadelakt for over a decade and is considered one of North America's most prolific installers. 

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