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Old 03-04-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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ARCHWAYS in PLASTER WALLS


I'VE NEVER WORKED WITH PLASTER BEFORE. I'm planning on creating an archway in an existing door & creating two arched windows in an interior plaster wall. I'd like to retain the existing plaster wall as much as possible & not resort to having to sheetrock the entire wall.

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1) Is it possible to not destroy the entire wall?
2) If so, what would be the "safest" route to take to avoid destroying the entire wall.

Thanks in advance for the response

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm missing something, but what you plan to do is no problem. It's just a matter of not getting crazy for risk of cracking walls if your cutting out sections. Other than that we've always just used hot mud to blend/patch into existing plaster walls/ceilings with no problems. If you have to patch in with drywall, no biggie since once it's blended and painted nobody but you will ever know any difference.

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Old 03-05-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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