ARE ALL YOUR PLASTERCRAFT STATUES UNPAINTED? I SEE THAT THE PICTURES ARE IN COLOR...
All of our items are unpainted with the exception of some religious items that are available painted, but they're on a separate page which says "Pre-Painted" on the left hand column link. Everything else is unpainted, paintable and ready to paint.
And remember, many items can be left unpainted such as the busts or pedestals. It's all up to you!
CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THE MEASUREMENTS FOR EACH ITEM?
All measurements are shown in inches.
Length (L) = From the front of the item to the back at it's deepest point.
Width (W) = From left to right at the widest point.
Height (H) = From bottom to top at the highest point.
ARE THE PLASTER PLAQUES READY FOR HANGING ON A WALL?
All plaques are made with a sturdy metal hanger embedded into the cast and are ready to hang on a wall.
All corbels and brackets are also ready to hang and are made with a special type of hanger to allow them to be mounted as flush to the wall as possible.
I NEED AN EXACT SIZE, HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR MEASUREMENTS?
Measurements are rounded and given as an approximate size only and should NOT be relied on for complete accuracy. If measurements are critical to your project, please contact us via email prior to ordering to confirm the sizes. No guarantee can be made that the dimensions shown will be exact to a specific fraction.
IF I WANT TO PAINT MY STATUE, DO I NEED TO USE A SPECIAL PAINT?
No special paints are needed. Your best bet is to use regular water based acrylic paints. You can even use your own house paint to match your decor. If you're going to use spray paint instead, just give a first coat with a matte finish or a primer before using a gloss spray. This helps to save you money and creates a better finish on the piece.
IF I WANT TO PAINT MY STATUE, DO THEY COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS?
No, our items do not come with instructions. They are very easy to paint. Just use water based acrylic paint and seal with a gloss or matte sealer. Paints, brushes and sealers are available on our site.
DOES PLASTERCRAFT NEED TO BE FIRED IN A KILN THE WAY CERAMICS DO?
Absolutely not! One of the greatest features of painting plaster craft is that it doesn't need to be fired. Our items come ready paint or you can leave them unpainted if you'd like. You can find more information on the
differences between painting ceramics and painting plastercraft by clicking here.
CAN I BUY JUST ONE STATUE FROM YOU OR DO I NEED TO HAVE A STORE?
You can buy as many or as few items as you'd like. We ship throughout the continental US Postal Service and Fedex.
DO THE WALL PLAQUES COME READY TO HANG ON MY WALLS?
Any of our plastercraft items that are intended to hang on the wall will come ready to hang. Wall plaques, mirrors and frames all come with round hanging hooks embedded. Brackets come with sawtooth hangers embedded so they can be hung as flush to the wall as possible.
PLASTERCRAFT STATUES BE USED OUTDOORS?
The answer to this is yes and no.
Plaster is a porous surface, so water will deteriorate
the statue if it is not sealed properly. The best method we have used to seal plaster for outdoor use is
with spar varnish or marine varnish. The statue
should be painted first with acrylic paint - cover
the entire surface including the bottom. Then
seal the entire piece. Spar varnish is available
in gloss and satin finish at any marine or hardware
CAN I HAVE A CUSTOM BUST MADE?
Custom busts are a possibility, but an original must initially be made by a sculptor. After the original sculpture is made, we would then make the mold to be able to make the plaster statue. This investment can cost thousands of dollars just to get to this point. If you are looking to have only one item made, you should consult with a local sculptor to have them make a one of a kind item for you. If you are looking to have multiple items made, then it's possible that the investment may be worthwhile. We will not give estimates on an item until we can see the original at our facility and the customer must pay for shipping and insurance both ways. If you are interested in having an item made by us and initiating this process, please contact us through the contact form.
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?
At this time we only ship to the continental United States.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO SHIP?
If the item is in stock, we can usually ship within 1-2 business days. But if you have a deadline, please let us know in the comments section of the order form. If we cannot fulfill the order in time, we will NOT charge your card and will let you know as soon as possible.
Most orders are packaged and shipped
within 24 hours
most are shipped out the same day, unless you are special ordering large quantities of a single item
. It all depends on what time you place your order and whether the item is in stock - 97% of our items are in stock all the time. In the event that an item is out of stock, we normally process orders for items that need to be casted within 2
Orders are shipped via US Mail or Fedex to
the continental United States only unless you make arrangements prior to placing your order for special processing. If you need faster processing, just call us. We'll do everything we can to get your items to you within your time frame.