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Old 07-24-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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Approaching a repair to a large plaster hole

I am a complete newbie when it comes to home repair issues such as this. Unfortunately, I'm the one responsible for the repair.

How do I approach repairing this wall? Are there any issues that are readily apparent that might make the repair more painful than I'm expecting?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Start with removing any loose plaster around the hole---spray the wood lath with a little water---apply a coat of 20 minute easy sand--(powdered bag mix)

Build us the hollow with more coats of easy sand--

Finish with Multi Purpose (green lid) --lightly scuff sand the paint first to give the mud a better place to grab.


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Old 07-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Regular (brown bag) DuraBond 90 is the best for plaster repair. It dries as hard as plaster. You'll likely have to find a drywall supply to get it though. Not many places carry it any more since the EasySand came out....
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