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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello! I have a home built in the early 1950's with plaster walls. I'm trying to get the recessed metal toilet paper and soap holders out to replace them. I've cut away the grout on the edges but both are being held in from the back by something (Plaster?) and I'm not sure how to go about...
  2. 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. Drywall & Plaster
    We're looking to add cabinets to our kitchen wall. I removed the wall paper and discovered a flue cover with stove pipe going into a chimney. The walls are plaster. I would like to cover this hole permanently. How do I go about doing this properly and not causing fire hazards. I believe the...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello I need advice on how to treat efflorescence on plastered interior walls. I am building the future house of my family in Mozambique and some time (I can’t tell you how long) after the bricklayers had plastered the walls white stuff appears on it. It is only on the interior part of the south...
  5. Remodeling
    I am remodeling a room in my house, built in 1941. Various renters have lived here since 1986, so the walls have been painted more times than I can count. I originally thought the walls that I am re-doing in my daughter's room would have to be totally re-drywalled and so I was just going to add...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    hi all - Trying to repair a lathe/plaster wall in our old house. What started as a small project has turned into a bigger one.... You can see the photo here: This was originally a very small opening and I may have made the wrong decision by continuing to tear out old plaster when perhaps I...
  7. Remodeling
    Greetings from Seattle. First timer here, thanks in advance for advice. About a year ago we bought this 1927 Tudor. In the living room there is a faux fireplace where there was a still working electric faux firelogs. We have since removed the insert, but now need to deal with this fireplace...
  8. 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...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    :beta1: I just bought a house and it has plaster (I assume horsehair plaster), the house was built in the EARLY 1900's.:eek: I want to remove the plaster and put up drywall, I know one thing from reading lots of internet things about removing plaster...ITS MESSSSYYY and DUSTY. :censored: My...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi. I just bought a house that needs a lot of renovations. The first and most important is removing the old plaster walls which were partially damaged in each room from a previous water leak in the roof (now fixed). The downstairs level is plaster/lath too. I figure I should just do it right...
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