Plaster Wall Repairs

Help Support House Repair Talk:

Nictrolis

New Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2009
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
New member, first post!

I recently moved into my "new" house. Having been built in 1910, all of the walls are plaster and lath. Oops - that's horsehair, plaster and lath. I'm just getting to thinking about preparing the walls for new paint, but I'm curious about what problems I might run into.

First - when does the wall need to be replaced? Is it just wait until it starts falling in chunks, or if it's getting soft?

Second - what to use to repair surface imperfections? Is a regular drywall compound ok, or should I be looking for something plaster-specific?

Any other tips would be appreciated as well. Thanks!!
 

spaz2965

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
84
Reaction score
0
you can overlay with drywall or gut wall as it doesn't have insulation in it
 

glennjanie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2006
Messages
2,990
Reaction score
6
Welcome Nictrolis:
I have seen old plaster patched up with drywall compound and it worked very well. It will be much easier to handle than plaster too.
Glenn
 

GBR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2009
Messages
402
Reaction score
38
Welcome, one newbie to another! I learned a few tips from this site, just goggle-- Plaster- walls- ceiling- solutions . I hope it helps you. Be safe, GBR
 
Top