repairing plaster walls

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Old 08-07-02, 06:57 PM
muchica
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repairing plaster walls

I have a plaster wall that has some cracks and moisture damage. What is the best way to repair the wall? Can I just use spackle to fill in the cracks and chips?
 
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Old 08-07-02, 10:02 PM
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What you need to do is carefully break away the plaster so that all of the damaged area is gone. Cut a piece of drywall to fill in the space, and secure it with screws to the wall. Use fiber-tape to cover over the area between the plaster and the drywall patch. Use drywall mud to cover over, and sand it smooth. Will probably take at least two coats.
 
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Old 08-07-02, 10:50 PM
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Another trick to repair cracks and do seams in plaster walls is to use 6"-8" wide strips of black plastic screen "wire", and mud it over the cracks just like you would drywall tape.
)This is used by a 40-year pro painter friend of mine. Works like a charm.)
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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