Restoration of Historic Fountain using Moroccan Tadelakt 

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

118 year old fountain on the campus of Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware. Plaster dish was cracked and taking on water causing damage and threatening the longevity of this historic campus landmark. Tadelakt would be the perfect material to hold up to freeze thaw and constant exposure to water

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Here a horizontal crack is visible. This had to be addressed and repaired before preparation for tadelakt could begin.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Old paint was removed and the dish repaired so that the base coat plaster could be applied. Tadelakt needs an absorbing base coat consisting of lime and sand in order to dry in two directions.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

A base coat of lime and sand are cured and ready for tadelakt.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

First finish coats of tadelakt applied and smoothed. the color was a custom made, Azure blue green made in house at the clients request. Custom colors and color matching available.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Tadelakt is cured and waxed with a bees wax and stucco soap.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Tadelakt is cured and waxed with a bees wax and stucco soap.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Tadelakt is cured and waxed with a bees wax and stucco soap.

Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster
Tadelakt Delaware Brandywine Plaster

Tadelakt is cured and waxed with a bees wax and stucco soap.