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    Re: New drywall cracking at joints.

    I was told that if you use the mesh tape you need to use a setting type joint compound and not the stuff in the buckets. I would try re taping with paper tape and feathering it out with the 3...
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    Re: repairing painted plaster

    For nail holes a little joint compound or spackle will work. For cracks cut a V in the crack using a utility knife or a can opener point the old style and fill with a sandable setting joint compound...
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    Re: Repairing Plaster Board

    Cut the plaster square and follow a.spruces advice for the first 3 steps use blueboard instead of drywall. Bond the edges of the old plaster. Mix up a little structo lite plaster and pack the hole...
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    Re: Big hole in wall

    I agree with dj1 but I would go from stud to stud in the wall and screw the drywall to the studs and put a backer board in the middle for a little extra support. My 2 cents
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    Re: Drywall/Plaster/Fireplace/TV question

    You can use a stud finder or drill tiny holes to find the studs then patch. No need to go through all the work of demo to hang a tv.
  6. Re: cracked plaster ceilings/wallpapered ceilings

    Yoou can bond and replaster the ceiling.
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    Re: wallpaper paste removal

    I like to use DIF to remove the paste work great I use hot watere and mix it a little strong. Usually gets it all off. But is must stay wet.
    I have applied it using a roller in a paint pan.
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    Re: Kitchen Wall Material(s)

    You could patch the old plaster and still put up your tile.
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    Re: Holes in Plaster Wall

    Cut out the bubbled out areas bond the lath and plasteredge with bonding agent . Apply gypsum base coat slick off the patch. When that sets apply finish plaster.
  10. Re: Best repair for rock lathe and plaster walls

    I would use a bonding agent and structo lite base coat with a veneer finish with sand added to match the old finish. For around $50 can be repaired permanently. Hope this helps.
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    Re: removing lathe and plaster

    Or leave it and repair it would be easiest. Less dust less work and less landfill space taken up. Plus it adds character. My 2 cents.
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    Re: Keep plaster walls or replace with drywall

    Oh lets just tear everything out and make it new then you can have a old looking new house!!!!

    Those plaster walls will last a hell of a lot longer than drywall but hey do what you wallet will...
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    Re: Damaged plaster crown molding

    johnb1

    I use 26 ga sheet metal and cut it out with tin snips. There is a plastering book called "Plastering Skills" by Van Den Branden / Hartsell. Covers cornice work very well.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Drywall over Plaster

    Find a good plasterer not a drywall finisher. We can fix most anything.:D
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    Re: Replacing Plaster Costs?

    If you tear the plaster out then theres the dumpster rental , landfill space used up...ect. Leave the plaster fix the cracks and holes or have it resurfaced. Find an insulation company that can do...
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    Re: Saving Old Plaster Crown Moulding

    It can be done but I dont know how to explain it to you.
    Find a plasterer he would be able to save it or reproduce it. Not a drywall finisher a plasterer and ask if he knows how to do this. Most...
  17. Re: plaster walls with no insulation and cloth wiring

    See if you can find someone who does foam ins with out having to tear out the walls. A good electrician should be able to rewire with out to much damage to the walls.
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    Re: Crater walls

    If you cant sc**** it off. Then the best bet would be to demo it and reboard it.
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    Re: Mystery Cracks in Plaster Ceiling

    katybfrey

    Try Oldhouse web. Under forums
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    Re: Mystery Cracks in Plaster Ceiling

    HEY NEC YOUR AN A__ HOLE!

    She was asking a question thats what this forums for.

    Man some people are so rude!!!!!
  21. Re: How to repair cracks in 236 year old plaster?

    :eek: DON'T LISTEN TO NEC AND Capt TCB !!!:eek:

    Using the proper materials will take some searching and some practice but will look great in the end. We are such a throw away society it's...
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    Re: Keeping plaster in the bucket!

    The best way to keep plaster in the bucket.

    1 Fill the bucket with enough water to cover the paddle.
    2 Fill the bucket with the powder
    3 Squeeze the trigger intermittently (like...
  23. Re: Nailing New Drywall to Old Plaster and Brick Walls

    Yeah leave it alone. It can be resurfaced by a plasterer.
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    Re: bathroom redo

    yes. It will work. You could use the powdered easy sand joint compound you mix yourself, but you need a 1/2" drill that turns slow and a paddle. The number on the front is the approx. set time.
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    Re: remove plaster ceiling or not?

    If the ceiling is just cracked and not sagging down then just repair the cracks. If it is loose then you can take down the loose stuff and replace the plaster. It might be a good idea to get a...
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