Plaster Repair


Old 03-21-04, 07:01 PM
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Plaster Repair

I have a circa 1958 house that has plaster walls.
I recently removed a formica wall covering around my counter and stove exposing plaster, glue reminants, and another material that is grey in color, yet does not seem to be plaster. The grey material is under the white plaster.
My goal is to replaster the areas and then paint. My questions are:
1. What is the "grey" stuff and can I plaster right over it?
2. What material should I use to replaster?
3. What are the procedures I should follow?

Thank you for your help!
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Old 03-22-04, 05:36 AM
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1. That grey stuff is probably drywall. It that era home they used drywall as lath and plastered over it.

2. I would use drywall materials to patch it. They are easy to buy and easy to work with.

3. Are you putting anything back over it? to what extent is the damage? and how wide is the area?
Old 03-22-04, 05:58 PM
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Thank you for your reply.

The total area is about 10 sqft. Some of the areas with the most damage are about 1/2 inch deep. They about one to two inches in diameter and in no particular location.

Once I have the wall flat, I will be painting with a latex based paint.

Also, for what type of dry wall materials should I look. I have seen several different kinds.

Thanks again for your help!

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