repairing plaster wall

Old 12-03-02, 07:24 AM
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repairing plaster wall

I'm getting ready for a move and I've got a problem. I have a room w/ plaster over lathe walls. On one wall, the plaster has broken away from the lathe in a couple of very large spots. I would hate to rip out the whole wall. Is there a way I can smooth the wall. I've thought about cutting out the bad spots and fitting drywall in the hole but there has to be a better(and cheap) way. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Old 12-03-02, 10:40 AM
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If the plaster is otherwise solid, there are plaster washers ( that can pull the loose plaster back onto the lathe and studs. Then localized patching and a skim coat is all you need. Of course the benefit to opening up large areas of wall is you can update electrical and plumbing easier.

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