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  1. #1
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    Nov 2007

    Question lath & plaster covered with paneling

    my home which was built in the early 1900's has the old lath and plaster walls, but i guess sometime in the 80's they ferred the walls then used the white cheep styrofoam in btw the strips and paneled the walls.i painted the walls when i moved in but hate it and i want them changed. to avoid the dust and dirt i am planning on removing the old paneling and replacing it with sheet rock or possibly new wood paneling, i am undecided yet, but my question is i have no insulation, can i replace the white styrofoam stuff with some type of insulation board? and if so which should i use. i am planning to remodel my attic and convert it into a 3rd bedroom, again it is finished (lath and plaster) and i dont want to rip it all out.so i am planning on doing the same thing u there.
    help me please

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: lath & plaster covered with paneling

    If the walls are hollow you can use blown in insulation. It would require drilling holes in the walls but they would be easily patched.
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