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Need Pro Advice On Ceiling Drywall

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Hello. I recently removed a wall from between our dining room and kitchen. Unfortunately, the ceiling in the kitchen is approximately 3/8” thicker than the ceiling in the dining room. It looks like, for some reason, the previous owner attached another layer of drywall in the kitchen ... perhaps water damage or smoke/fire damage. Do I need to remove the ceiling in the kitchen and reinstall drywall to match the thickness of the dining room ceiling. Seems like a lot of additional work. Or is there a way to blend the two thicknesses? Would a blended 3/8” difference be noticeable? Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide me with some constructive advice.
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The metal mesh you found in the corners are Corner - Rite's & were used in conjunction with Rock Lath & Plaster.
If you look at a cross section if it is Rock Lath you would see 3/8" Gypsum board (looks like sheet rock) than a 3/8" Gypsum Plaster base applied over the Rock Lath, next coat would be a thin white coat of Lime Plaster about 1/8" thick.
Yes there is a product that can be applied over a painted Plaster surface.
It is Master of Plaster high cost for material but well worth the money for a smooth finish.
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