plaster repair

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Old 05-25-02, 09:42 PM
CherylD
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Unhappy plaster repair

I recently purchased an older home built circa 1915. The walls and ceilings have cracked plaster. Some large areas and some smaller and some cracks mostly in corners and ceilings. Are there any do it yourself videos and or publications available to read up on this? thanks
 
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Old 05-25-02, 10:37 PM
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A painter friend of mine, with more than 40 years pro experience, paints a lot of older homes in this area.
His trick with plaster cracks is to cut black plastic vinyl screen (as used in screen widnows and doors) into 6"-8" wide strips, and mud it in over the cracks just like you would drywall tape. Then prime and paint.
Works like a charm.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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Old 05-26-02, 11:53 AM
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thanks old guy

Thank you old guy for the tip on plaster repair. Can this screen tip be used with the plaster washers that I have been reading about?

Cheryl
 
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Old 05-26-02, 12:17 PM
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I'm not too familiar with the plaster washers, but the screen is held in place by the drywall compound.
Don't see why the screen couldn't be used in conjunction with another repair tool.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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