need help fixing hole

Old 07-21-03, 04:06 PM
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Question need help fixing hole

my house is old and I now have a mid-size hole about (18" x 12") in a wall that made of some kind of plaster, not sheet rock - I tried to make a squar to patch it sheetrock but it keeps breaking -
have any sugestions

Old 07-21-03, 08:08 PM
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Plaster is ordinarily reinforced with a layer of wood or metal mesh called lath. This provides support and flexibility to the plaster coating.

Is the sheetrock patch you are making as thick as the plaster it is replacing? Are you attaching the patch to studs or other wood surface for strength? Is the patch breaking or is the plaster surrounding the hole breaking?

This link may be of some help.

Check back if you need more information.

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