drywall and plaster walls


Old 01-26-09, 04:32 PM
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drywall and plaster walls

Help please. I am remodeling a 1929 bathroom. The walls are some sort of early wallboard with a layer of plaster. Tile is on the lower half of the wall, with the wallboard and plaster above the tile. the lower half with the tile is composed of a steel mesh, 1 inch of concrete and then the tile. My question is after I remove the tile, can I keep the upper half of wallboard and plaster. The lower half will be replaced with green board. Will tape and drywall mud adhere to the combination of wallboard and wallboard and plaster? Thanks in advance....
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Plaster gets patched all the time with drywall and tape/joint compound will adhere to the plaster.
Old 02-17-09, 05:29 AM
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Your going to need to use 5/8's sheetrock this will bring the new wall area up close to the plaster wall. then you can use Durabond 90 in the brown bags to build up to the same level as the plaster, Durabond is harder then the plaster and will bond with the plaster. Good luck

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