hi - i decided to be brave and fix some rather large holes (4in x 1 ft) in my plaster walls - mainly in corners and above doors.
i took down circa 1972 wood paneling (yuck) and discovered 3 layers of painted wallpaper along with signatures of 7 different people who had put up and stripped wallpaper - the earliest was 1889. i just don't have the heart to put drywall over the walls, so i removed all the loose plaster and mixed up some new plaster patch, sprayed the wooden lathe and smooshed it in. i am done the 1st coat. unfortunately, i just read somewhere, that you need to wait a month or two to let plaster dry before you paint it or you could cause a moisture problem behind your walls. i CAN'T wait that long.
does anyone have any knowledge on this?
I thought maybe i could put some fiberglass mesh tape in the areas i have already done and mix up some joint compound for a final coat, so i can get to the painting faster , but i don't want any problems in the long run.
any info or thought would be highly appreciated!