#165 Peter from Picasso Interior Con – Crown Moulding / 3D Plaster Walls / Waffle Ceilings & Stone Veneers
25-year-old Peter, working at this trade for 8 years now is going to talk about Styrofoam plaster mouldings, coffered ceilings, waffle ceilings, diamond patterns, accent walls and so much more. The reason Peter started his business and has always built to a certain standard, he was disgusted with where the construction industry was going. Peter gets very passionate about million-dollar custom homes with upgrades that have no value because the builders use the cheapest of the cheap material, such as 7” MDF baseboards, that’s not right.
Peter uses a 12” Makita stone blade on his Milwaukee mitre saw, he has to remove the guard to make the cuts he needs, especially when it’s a bigger crown, and he uses the fence the same way you would for wood mouldings. Even if his cut is a little off the special mix of plaster will make that joint perfect, that’s his trade secret, his R&D for the construction industry. There is a theory that your crown should be as many inches as your walls are in feet, 9 foot walls, asks for 9” crown, that’s incorrect. Crown must be used for the space and the size should complement the space, it’s a trial and error with samples.
At 23 Peter bought his first house, at 22 he opened his business, he has so many friends that are not doing anything with their lives, they are just riding life out, they are waking up at 1 in the afternoon, without a care in the world. WOW. Peter shares a great tip and product that he uses to install his one step beam and crown pieces for the coffered ceilings, and he continues to share how he installs an entire ceiling design.
Peter and I have a straight up conversation on what’s really next for all of us in construction, what to expect in the next year or two and why we have the expectations that we share. Peter also shares where he got his drive from, such a great story. There is so much uncertainty these days and that goes for construction, for all the tradespeople, entrepreneurs and building your businesses, do not overextend yourself, build but build your business slowly, careful, there is a bad recession coming and a lot of you tradespeople have not experienced a recession and you really want to be ready for it. Stay alert.
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What an amazing show and thank you so much Peter for sharing so much on mouldings, plaster accent walls, exterior stucco, and construction in general, educating our listeners on everything to do with your trade, Thank you. Find Peter on IG @picassointeriors and contact Peter on his email at firstname.lastname@example.org and his website www.picassointeriors.ca
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