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03-24-03, 07:36 PM   #1  
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plastering over hard coat

we're redoing our kitchen ceiling and walls, we have an old house and now they have a hard slick coat on them. the bottom half of walls have the look of tile grooved in them. want to know how to prepare walls before plastering. thanks

 
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03-25-03, 04:33 AM   #2  
Hi vesel, and welcome to the forum. Sounds like maybe you've got marolite, (probably spelled that wrong) on the walls there now.

If it was me, I'd hang 1/2" drywall right over that. Then you can either smooth finish it, or apply a textured finish.

Hope that helps you. If not post back & we'll see what we can come up with.

 
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05-07-03, 11:46 AM   #3  
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plastering over hardcoat

i had previously asked about plastering over a hard coat that is in our kitchen and was told to put up half inch drywall, i don't really want to do that. just need to know how to do it on the hard coat

 
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05-08-03, 04:09 AM   #4  
If you're planning on using joint compound (drywall mud) for your "plastering" that stuff will stick to nearly any surface. If your wall currently has a real slick finish, you might want to rough it up with some sand paper before starting the mud coat. Sorry if I misunderstood the question the first time around, but what you were describing sounded like marolite panels to me with the brick pattern. Good luck.

 
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