We just recently layed tile on our bathroom floor. Before starting, we took off the rubbery/plastic trim stuff that was glued to the bottom of the wall (is it called a kickboard?). Anyway, it was stuck on with some serious stuff and it's ruined the drywall all the way round the bathroom from the floor up about 4-5 inches. There aren't any holes, it's just peeled a few layers down to the brown part. Are the methods described here the best way to fix that as well? We bought some drywall "mud" and thought the way to do it was peel away loose paper, apply the mud and sand then paint. Is this correct? Everything on the web talks about patching holes or cracks, nothing about this peeling problem. Thank in advance for any advice.
I agree that the best approach is probably to go on top of the whole mess with 3/8" drywall. Sometimes this may not be practical, though, because the additional wall thickness is not OK (for example, if there is a doorway in the wall). IN that case, you should remove the existing plaster and leave the lath, then go over it with 5/8" drywall (or whatever thickness fits). The only other alternative is to hire a plasterer...but he will not want to go over a base plaster that is not solid.
By the way, doing a "skim coat" of plaster is not a job for someone who does not have experience. It takes a bit of practice to get it flat, and the beginner will have a hard time getting it right, even if they do several coats.