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  1. Painting
    These pictures show the paint on the ceiling and walls of my bathroom in a home I just bought. These are lathe and plaster walls. I just installed a fan for ventilation, but how do I now repair the enormous crack and all of the nasty paint? Someone told me to scrape all the paint off, but I'm...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm new to the site and hoping I can get some advice. Our home has been family owned since being built 60 years ago, and I'm 4th generation learning as I go. There has been a patched crack in a wall for many years. Unsure of the terminology, it's a wall that begins on the landing of the...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello. I have a wall leading down to my basement that has buckled over time and I need to know the best way to repair it. I have seen injecting an adhesive into the wall on some other fixes but I think by applying plaster washers and shrews the wall will just shatter. Is tearing out the wall and...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm trying to raise a plastered block wall in my backyard to keep the dog from nearly jumping over and terrorizing pedestrians and joggers on a path behind my house. I'll be trying to bring one side of the wall up to level, plaster over the whole top with a skim coat, then add two rows of...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I am a novice restoring a 1923 Craftsman bungalou. The old lathe and plaster has little bumbs (like large sand particles in the in the fiinsh) How can I reproduce that texture<
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    All I wanted to do was hang some curtains. I've got a cheap mounting kit from Target, with screws and plastic anchors and I started drilling a 3/16" hole in the wall. I got about half an inch in with no problem and then I hit something hard. It doesn't feel like metal, but then I have limited...
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