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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. 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...
  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. Drywall & Plaster
    We're currently remodeling a very small half-bathroom. After removing the old medicine cabinet, towel bars, moulding around the door, etc., there were a lot of large holes to repair. So, we put a wood backing in for support and I filled the holes with EasySand 45, and just put mesh tape on...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    To either side of my fireplace there are two very old windows that were covered with plaster. This is a north facing wall. I believe we get a lot of heat loss. The view on the other side is a brick wall. There is no reason to have windows, except for maybe letting light in. Problem is the...
  6. 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...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Back again. I started taking off the wall paneling in my bathroom and this is what I discover (see pictures): -Plaster / lathe -apparently a former window hole that has some sort of insulation stuffed in it and covered. These are exterior walls. In this particular section, there is no...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Plaster Ceilings are showing new discoloration or possible water stain. I am not ruling out a leaky pipe, but, recently we found and repair/clean mold in our attic. Inspecting our ceilings below the attic and on our first floor, we are seeing slight darkening, the width of joists on...
  9. Painting
    We've only heard good things about Zinsser Gardz for sealing up plaster walls with some residue leftover from a tough wallpaper removal. But, we're having trouble locating the product in St. Louis. Anyone know where we can get some?
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