How Do You Repair Plaster Walls & Ceilings?

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How Do You Repair Plaster Walls & Ceilings?

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Damaged plaster is an eyesore. No one wants to look at a plaster wall or ceiling with a hole, crack or chip in it. Hiring someone to fix it can be expensive, though. Want to do it yourself, and save money while you’re at it? You can, especially if you already have some of the tools you’ll need. It may seem like an intimidating project, but don’t worry. The procedure is actually fairly simple. Lay down drop cloths around the repair area to protect the floors and walls. Secure the cloths in place with painter’s tape. Scrap away peeled or chipped paint with a putty knife. In some cases, you may want to scrape chipped or peeled paint around the circumference of the damaged area. Drill a hole every 3 inches around the damaged area using a 3/16-inch carbide-tipped masonry drill bit. Only drill into the plaster. You do not want to drill through the wooden lath, so only drill very shallow holes to avoid this. Use a wet/dry vacuum to clean dust and debris out of the holes. Squirt liquid conditi

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