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Old 09-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I'm trying to save a bit of money (no wonder I joined DYI Chat). The front porch has a paster ceiling that took some damage during this winter's ice freeze after a heavy snow. I guess the water melted and backed up under the shingles. It's been difficult finding someone who repairs plaster. I'm willing to try but have no knowledge. This is the first place I came to ask.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:24 AM   #2
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Is it real plaster or is it drywall? How old is the house? Can you post pictures?

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Old 09-11-2010, 02:23 AM   #3
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Just take it down and install drywall...
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I would go with the suggestion to take it down and install drywall, but I also will pass along a trick from an old pro painter friend of mine for repairing plaster cracks and damage.
He would cut 8" strips of plastic screen "wire" made for doors and windows and mud it in over plaster damage and cracks just like you would drywall tape.
He says that he never had a problem with the damage or cracks re-appearing using the plastic screen embedded in the repairs.
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