COMMUNITY FORUM

Valerie Dyet

03:22AM | 12/18/01
Member Since: 12/09/01
2 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I'm removing wallpaper from a 1905 home and will be repapering/painting
after plaster repairs are made.

I have several questions before continuing:

- There are a lot of cracks and corners that have separated: Some cracks
have been fixed (not very well) with drywall compound. Do you recommend
removing all drywall compound and replacing with plaster? Or is Compound 90 a
good product for fixing cracks, especially in corners where settling has
left gaps?

- No paint beneath wallpaper: After removing existing wallpaper, only
plaster remained: no walls had ever been painted. Does the plaster need to
be primed before painting/papering.

- A large spot (approx. 2-1/2 ft by 18 inches) on stairway wall was repaired
with what looks like cement (definitely not drywall compound): Is there a
wall repair product that looks like cement?

Iceman

10:15AM | 12/18/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Vallerie,
I've seen a number of ways to repair plaster. Some good, some not so good and some I call hillbilly construction. What I do for the corners is remove the drywall compound and fill almost to the top with wallboard compound. Light, multiple coats with light sanding in between. The caulk will not shrink. For the larger holes, measure the depth of the plaster. Home depot sells drywall in patch sizes of varying thicknesses. Purchase the thickness as close to the depth of your plaster and screw the patch into the wooden lath. Tape and finish. Remember the plaster depth will vary all over your wall. drywall is sold in 1/4",3/8",1'2" & 5'8" thisknesses. Get a few different ones. Do not hammer the plaster from the wall. This will loosen the plaster you don't want removed. Get yourself a Roto-zip tool with a plaster bit and zip around your patch. The plaster will pull out. Mark the lath lines before you put the patch up. As far as concrete used for patching, there is no telling what some people will use for a filler. If it is solid and will sand, I'd leave it alone. If I can help more, get back to me.
Len
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1