|The wood of the flat moulding has weathered gray--it is stripped|
|Old filler plaster|
|Gardz is shiny|
|Two coats mud &/or patching plaster|
|Finish plaster at bottom|
Seems odd that I would chew this over so much, but I guess it bothered me to think that structural brick had been knocked out when the doorway was put in. And the face trim was installed out of plumb which made me wonder what else had been done carelessly. Not that the structure has been compromised-- I've found evidence that the work may have been done in the 1930s and it's been fine since then.
Well. Next on the agenda is to continue the fake natural wood shellac job on the painted cornice moulding, which is too narrow and cheap-looking but is not coming down at this juncture.