Preping wallpaper free horsehair plaster

Old 11-23-08, 06:34 AM
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Preping wallpaper free horsehair plaster

Can anyone offer advise, we recently purchased a home with horsehair plaster and multiple layers of wallpaper. So we scraped the wallpaper down to the horsehair plaster and want to know what is next? We have small holes needing repair and then I assume a new skim coat over the top. We plan on painting for now.
Old 11-23-08, 12:43 PM
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I don't deal with plaster very often so better advice might follow later

If all the adhesive is removed and the plaster sound and not chalky, it should be ready to dress it up. You can use a setting compound like durabond to fill the holes. It can also be used for skim coating although ready mix joint compound may be easier for you to use.
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If the walls are pretty smooth and al you have to do is fill some holes, I'd recommend usintg a setting joint compound like EasySand. Plaster walls shouldn't need skimming unless you really messed them up taking off the paper or unless the paper was used initially to hide beat up walls.

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