Murals on walls of Maine home
Fred Field for The Boston Globe
Arlington-based contractor and preservationist David Ottinger (left) discusses the project to remove folk art from the Haines home in East Baldwin, Maine, with owner Norma Haines, (center) and Nelle Ely. How does one remove an 18-foot section of antique plaster wall without it buckling, or crumbling to dust? Very carefully. "Fortunately, because the house is not being demolished, we have more time to glue," said Ottinger.