Gypsum over plaster?

Old 02-19-09, 04:46 AM
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Gypsum over plaster?

I am in the middle of a bathroom overhaul. The house was built in the 40s and still retains the plaster walls. My question is the ceiling, Previous owner stipled the bath ceiling, of course it is now falling off. I had a pro come in to look at it and repair it. He told me that he was going to scrape off stipling and hang sheetrock over the plaster. Is this the best way? Is it common to put sheetrock over plaster?
Old 02-19-09, 05:18 AM
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That isn't a bad fix if the plaster is failing(smooshy or falling down) Your house being built in the forties should have drywall lath with plaster over it. If this is the case then its better, in my opinion, to fix the plaster and not go over with new drywall.
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It's possible the 'pro' that came out was a drywall pro and didn't have any plaster experience. I'm with coops, if the plaster is sound - repair it.

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