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Old 05-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Plaster Wall Repair and Preparation


I pulled the wallpaper off of one of the walls in our new house today, and found a little more trouble than I had hoped for. The house was built in 1959, and I believe the walls are plaster. The "top coat" of the plaster (for lack of a better term in my vocabulary) has crumbled off. I believe there was some light water damage in the area at some point in the future before the windows were replaced by the previous owner. I have attached three pictures showing the situation and the surrounding area with the wallpaper removed. Can I just skimcoat the area to repair it, or is there a more in depth repair process? I will be painting the wall eventually.

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Wet it down with a sponge and do your skim coats( probably3) maybe 4 . sand. clean and paint away.

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Chris - do you think maybe a coat of Plasterweld is called for? Looking at those pics it might be worth exploring. I'm wondering how "tight" the current plaster is. I don't think it could hurt to go over the existing wall with PlasterWeld, then skim coat
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See if the plaster is crumbling in those spots. If it is not, thn that is a perfect surface to accept a few skim coats.
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Chris - do you think maybe a coat of Plasterweld is called for?

I have never used it, as I think it is used for real plaster.I certainly could be wrong. I was talking about using joint compound.
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