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Old 03-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Some areas of my plaster walls started cracking and falling apart. The painted surface AND the hard plaster "top coat" started coming off in large pieces. I believe this was due to moisture from a gutter problem that is now repaired. I have removed all of the loose paint and plaster "top coat" and now I am left with a 5'x8' area that is down to the rough sand-like layer of the plaster. I would like to skim coat or add the "top coat" back to this surface and then repaint. How do I go about accomplishing this task on my own?

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Some areas of my plaster walls started cracking and falling apart. The painted surface AND the hard plaster "top coat" started coming off in large pieces. I believe this was due to moisture from a gutter problem that is now repaired. I have removed all of the loose paint and plaster "top coat" and now I am left with a 5'x8' area that is down to the rough sand-like layer of the plaster. I would like to skim coat or add the "top coat" back to this surface and then repaint. How do I go about accomplishing this task on my own?

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You would need to be sure the keyed rough coat was properly adhered to the substrate. If the top coat came off, was the rest of the wall compromised?
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40 sq ft?? That's a major repair job for the few remaining real plasterers left...these are the guys who used to do real plastering jobs applied by hand and with the three coats - and most are really plaster "artists".

And most would go right back to the laths...

Because gettting three layers of plaster absolutley flat is indeed an 'art'. Most plasteres nowadays would cut out the whole mess and replace it with drywall.

We had a job last month where a water leak from above put a 12 sqft hole in ceiling plaster of a 1920s house. We got estimates from real plasterers and it turned out that we replaced the whole ceiling in less time that it would have taken otherwise. That's more a DIY job than trying to get 40sqft nice and smooth and flat using real plaster.
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