How Do You Repair Plaster Over Concrete Walls?
Plaster is a construction material that was used for finishing walls before drywall became widely used. As a result, many older homes, and some new homes, have plaster walls. While plaster is best applied over wooden strips, the material can also be applied directly to plywood sheets or concrete. Plaster used on concrete tends not to last as long, and is susceptible to crumbling, chipping, and damage. Repairing this type of plaster is simple, and can be completed by the average homeowner in just one weekend. Remove any crumbling or damaged sections of plaster. The loose sections should be easy to remove by hand. Brush over these sections with a wire brush afterwards to remove any dust or debris remaining. Blend a bag of plaster mix with water, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The mixture can be placed in a bucket or wheelbarrow and blended by hand with a stirring stick. Apply a thin layer of the mixture, around 1/4″, to any holes using a trowel. Allow this coat to dry for