How To: Remove Plaster

In the process of removing plaster walls, these guidelines can help you complete the job safely and effectively.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 1:06 PM

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Here’s how to remove old plaster when starting a remodeling project. Have professionals remove any old electrical connections and gas piping. Wear eye protection, mask, and gloves. First, remove the plaster using a flat bar, then remove the old lath with a hammer. Haul out the plaster and bundle up the lath for efficient disposal.

For more on plaster, consider:

Skim Coat Plastering
How To: Rebuild a Wall with Three-Coat Plaster
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