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  1. Another NYer

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings everyone, My name is Dave and i live in a 1920s era apartment and I'm currently repairing a lot of the plaster walls. I enjoy doing it although the dust is unbelievable and it's interesting to me to see how these old buildings are constructed. I've spent an inordinate amount of time...
  2. Exposed Brick and Plaster

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hi Everyone, We just purchased a 120 year old house full of plaster walls. We were removing the painted over wallpaper and discovered some brick and decided to expose it. What would be your recommendation to fill in the gaps between the existing plaster walls and the brick? Should I just go...
  3. Can this hole be repaired with standard drywall repair?

    Drywall & Plaster
    DIY newbie here and I'd like a little bit of guidance. While removing shelves from my closet, I noticed a thin boards hastily nailed to the side wall, one near the floor and one near the ceiling. I removed the boards to see a large rectangular cut hole. It doesn't appear to provide access to...
  4. Buckled Plaster Wall

    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. Plaster Texture for 1923 Craftsman

    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. Plaster Texture for 1923 Craftsman

    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. What the heck is this wall made of?

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I bought a house in Clear Lake, TX, this summer after renovating and renting out my old house. I was hanging blinds when I saw that part of the wall had recently cracked, separated and was sticking out by a doorway in the entry. There appeared to be an overlap in what I thought was the...
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