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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    So I have lathe and plaster walls. I've taken my tile out, made a level cut across the wall where I want new backer, and knocked all the old plaster off behind the tile. I've now run into a problem where I cant find any backer board or cement board that is the same thickness as the old...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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<
  7. 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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