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    Default metal corners of plastered walls

    We have an old house and want to know how to cover the metal corners of a plaster wall. The plaster has been chipped/broken away in spots from these metal corners. Do we just plaster over these spots, and will it adhere or is it going to chip off quickly. We have All Purpose Joint Compound and plaster, which would wholed-up better over t he long haul?

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    Default Re: metal corners of plastered walls

    You could fill the chips with joint compound. It should stick okay although it is fairly soft. It could suffer traffic damage in the future.

    You could toughen the joint compound if you set aside a little more than you will need, add a few drops of latex or acrylic paint, stir it in. This will improve the stickiness and make it harder after it dries. Don't use too much liquid, else your stuff will be too runny. That's why you should treat more than you will actually use.

    After your repairs are dry, you could do some light careful sanding
    to round off your repairs to fit the curve of the metal corners.

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    Default Re: metal corners of plastered walls

    Quote Originally Posted by plasterfellow View Post
    You could fill the chips with joint compound. It should stick okay although it is fairly soft. It could suffer traffic damage in the future.

    You could toughen the joint compound if you set aside a little more than you will need, add a few drops of latex or acrylic paint, stir it in. This will improve the stickiness and make it harder after it dries. Don't use too much liquid, else your stuff will be too runny. That's why you should treat more than you will actually use.

    After your repairs are dry, you could do some light careful sanding
    to round off your repairs to fit the curve of the metal corners.
    oh that's an awesome suggestion!
    Debby in Oklahoma

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