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Old 07-20-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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The previous owner decided it would be a good idea to screw some enormous, horrible looking shelves into the walls in the dining room. He used 1/2" wall anchors - the metal ones that spread behind the wall.



I got those out but they left behind their 1/2" holes.

There are rows of holes. There are groups of 4 holes, like this

OO OO
OO OO


OO OO
OO OO


they are every 12" from the ceiling to the floor.

The walls are plaster, my question is, how should I go about filling these before paint. Do I need to put a backer or can I just spackle the 1/2" holes. Putting a backer might be a PITA considering there are like 60 holes between the 4 walls that anchored the shelves - on two of the face walls only one hole held the side of the shelf and they were spaced every 24 inches or something. Thanks.


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Old 07-20-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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oh, also, about the walls...

The wall on the left which has sets of 4 is only about 4 feet wide with the holes covering about 2 feet of it. The face wall which has the single holes has a window in the middle and is about 8 feet wide and the right side wall has sets of 4 as well, only about 2 feet of it has holes, the wall runs the whole length of the dining room and living room.

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:11 PM   #3
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I can try to spackle them later on, I bought spackling today. but I'd love to have a backup plan in place - any advice?
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Spackle is the way to go on this one I would think. Plus, with that many holes in the walls, it's going to be the fastest route.
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Sorry J187, I think I mentioned I don't see much plaster
But what type of spackle did you get?

Was it the lightweight latex (almost fluffy) kind?
I've used that on almost everything with success
Your holes might be a little big for that, but it might work
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:04 PM   #6
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I think they might be a bit big. Grrr. I tried to fill em w/ spackling but after it dried fully, It didn't hold very well. There is no way I see to create a backing, am I going to have to cut this wall back to the studs and try to shim a drywall patch in here? That might suck, the plaster guys were definitely drunk when they did these walls, the thickness variations are crazy! Hey, what If I mixed up a little extra thick durabond compound and filled w/ that? Anyone think that would work?

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J187, I've used durabond to patch plaster and it worked fine. It doesn't shrink when it dries. I have used the fiberglass tape with it also. I know that's not the correct way to repair plaster, but it has held up fine in my parents house.
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A couple of coats of Durabond & you'll be ready for paint.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:09 PM   #9
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I've used durabond before, and I know that it can get pretty hard and dries fast. But wow, these were some pretty big holes and I feel like now they could stop bullets! I mashed durabond in each hole pretty good, after mixing it a bit on the thicker side. Its 85% dry now and strong as ever. I was worried because I know durabond tends to shrink a bit more than spackling, but it worked perfectly.
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... I mashed durabond in each hole pretty good...it worked perfectly.
Sweet
I'll have to remember that durabond for plaster if I ever run across any

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