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Terra Cotta Repair Workshop - July 11 Chicago

Edison Coatings, Inc.

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM (CDT)

Terra Cotta Repair Workshop - July 11 Chicago

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We invite you to join us for a special full-day workshop program at our Plainville Training Center. Our program includes a series of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on workshop exercises designed to explain and illustrate current best practices for terra cotta repair and coating. 

Terra Cotta & Stone Repair

This newly updated workshop program features expanded hands-on components, allowing participants to enjoy a more in-depth experience in working with terra cotta and stone repair systems.

Expert instructor John Harry will demonstrate the techniques and approaches required to achieve both esthetic excellence and high durability in repairs to stone and terra cotta. Participants will have an opportunity to complete training exercises in patching, profiling and finishing using a range of repair materials, glazes, adhesives and finishes. Chemical Engineer Michael Edison will discuss repair system formulation and performance. Advanced topics include discussion of the importance of proper work sequencing and issues revolving around working on saturated terra cotta buildings.

  • 8:00 AM Course Start:
    Coffee, greetings, sign-in, distribution of course notes and materials, Introduction.
  • 8:15 AM Demonstration:
    The Basics: How to mix, prepare surfaces, patch, shape, build-up, carve and finish; Techniques for casting,  color blending and streaking
  • 9:00 AM “Hands-On” Session
    Preparation and fill techniques, exercise in patching broken corners
  • 10:00 Coffee Break
  • 10:15 Demonstration:
    Advanced fill techniques, textures, curing
  • 10:35 “Hands-On” Session
    Practice in advanced placement, textures on vertical surfaces
    11:15 Demonstration:
    Thin repair application
  • 11:30 “Hands-On” Session
    Practice with thin repairs
  • 12:00 Lunch 
  • 12:30 PM  Demonstration:
    Terra Cotta Profile Replication The essential details:
    Sanding and grooving of
    reprofiling mortars, reproducing typical terra cotta surface profiles
  • 1:15 PM “Hands-On” Session: Terra Cotta Profile Replication
  • 2:00 PM Demonstration:
    Glaze Replication
    Systems and approaches for glaze replication, speckling and special effects finishes.
  • 2:30 - Break
  • 2:40 - Hands-on Session: Glaze
    Practice of terra cotta glaze replacement to match actual sample
  • 3:10 - Demonstration and practice of on-site color adjustment
  • 3:35 - Advanced topics 
    Discussion, demonstrations, hands-on practice: reinforcements and pinning, multi-color stone repairs, epoxy gluing, small chip filling with epoxy
  • 4:00 PM End of Session


  • Registration:

Group size will be limited, to assure a meaningful workshop experience. Advance registration is required. Registration fees cover partial cost of instructors, materials, tools, course notes, refreshments and lunch.

Please register online OR fill out return this form with payment information to:

Fax: (860) 747-2280

Edison Coatings, Inc.,
3 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062

Credit card payments may also be made securely by FAX. For additional information call us at
1-800-341-6621 x. 204

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Registration fees are non-refundable after April 14, 2011.

Have questions about Terra Cotta Repair Workshop - July 11 Chicago? Contact Edison Coatings, Inc.

When & Where

Architectural Cast Stone
2775 Norton Creek Drive
West Chicago, IL 60185

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM (CDT)

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Edison Coatings, Inc.

For 35 years, Edison Coatings, Inc. has been developing and producing custom repair mortars, repointing mortars, coatings and adhesives for historic masonry, stone and concrete buildings and structures. The Company has a particular focus in Terra Cotta Restoration and Historic Mortar replication.

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