||04-15-2013 11:40 AM
Plaster Skim Coat over Drywall
Please forgive me if this topic has been addressed before.
I am adding a wall in an older house. I plan to use 5/8 inch US Gypsum drywall with a skim coat of plaster over the top. One of the guys who wants to do the plastering says I should hang the drywall backwards. He says adhesion to the rougher paper on the back side is better for the skim coat of plaster and that this is perfectly legal. I have never heard of this before.