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08-18-05, 07:39 AM   #1  
Bathroom project

I am preparing to paint the plaster walls in my 1940-ish bathroom. The plaster is not too bad:a few craks and some tiny bumps/holes. The worst though is that where the walls meet the tile there is a lot of roughness/powder flaking and the wall is kind of curved in a little. I know I have to repair the plaster and also sand the walls down- but what is the best order? Sand everything first- then repair- then sand again? Or repair first and sand only once (my choice, of course!) Also- how long to let plaster repair dry before priming?
Thanks- Deb

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08-18-05, 08:25 AM   #2  
I would sand all the loose off first. It may be benificial to prime before patching - will seal the surface allowing the patch to bond. Patch and sand when dry. If using joint compound to patch, drying time depends on thickness of mud - when dark color is gone and is dry enough to sand it is also dry enough for primer. It has been so long since I used any plaster I don't remember how long it needs to cure.

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