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Old lath and plaster how to fill before tile.


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Old 04-05-21, 03:50 PM
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Old lath and plaster how to fill before tile.

Doing new counter tops and have to take off old tile back splash.
the tile has lath and plaster underneath and is coming off with the tile.
Sometimes just a thin layer and other times down to the lath.
How should I fill this in prep for new tile back splash?
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Old 04-05-21, 05:55 PM
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The simplest might be to cover it with some 1/4" or 3/8" drywall to give a flat surface. Fill in any cracks with a setting compound.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 11:34 AM
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Ok that I can do, have to rip the wall off in this part anyways to redo some plumbing.
What about other parts of the wall where just the top skim coat of plaster is gone?
 
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Old 04-06-21, 04:45 PM
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If you were planning to insulate and drywall well then you're all out rehabbing, if it's just a make a look like it did then go for old fashioned plaster mix and just coat and smooth and dry as if you were mudding. This would be a good one just to watch a short youtube vid to feel prepared. I see you've got some actual thing boards in there to adhere too, down here one was just wood shims behind the plaster.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 07:14 PM
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What about other parts of the wall where just the top skim coat of plaster is gone?
If there is still a good base left you can just coat it with a setting compound.
 
 

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