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Old 10-05-2010, 01:46 AM  
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Is it possible to plaster over a drywalled ceiling, and if so, what is the process and what materials are needed?

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:41 PM  
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For what purpose would you want to plaster over the drywall? The biggest concern would be the weight factor. If you are going for a faux plaster finish, you can easily mix up a bucket of drywall compound and give it a skim coat for the effect, if that's what you are looking for.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:58 PM  
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If you have popcorn ceilings then you need to scrape it off w/ 6 inch knife (drywall taping knife, not out of your kitchen -OK)

Then fill holes you made.

(if you have painted the ceilings and you have big dipples, you need to put a layer of concrete fill 20% w/ topping mud (I use synko clasic) with regular mud to fill these to flat).

Then 2 coats of classic drywall mud, sand between coats 100 grit and then 240 for finishing sanding..

Use a 3M Extra fine/fine sponge and a clear 150-300 w. clear light bulb to sand out imperfections..

my 5 cents worth.

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