How Do You Patch Deep Holes In Plaster Walls?
When remodeling an older home with plaster walls, you can keep the budget down and retain a certain period charm by repairing the plaster rather than removing it all. Cracks and other damage to the plaster often go all the way to the lath or brick underneath and can be more difficult to patch than drywall. In following the steps in this article you will be able to repair most any damage to plaster in your home. The first step to patching and repairing the plaster in your home is to remove any cracked or damaged plaster. Use your hand or a small putty knife to test all wall surface areas for cracks or damage. In any place that you find crumbled or cracked plaster, remove carefully any loose plaster all the way back to the lath or brick wall. Beware of using your putty knife as a wedge behind plaster as you may inadvertently remove salvageable plaster. Now that all of the broken and damaged plaster has been removed, use a shop-vac to remove all dust and small debris. Assess the damaged a