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Old 12-22-03, 08:54 AM
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Question bathroom ceiling

can i use plywood first then apply plaster , to repair the bathroom ceiling? or do i need to use drywall? can someone let me know?
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Old 12-22-03, 12:04 PM
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incaica,

Hello & welcome to the forums. What is the situation you're trying to repair and what caused the damage? A few more details would help us give you some pertinent advice, but as a rule, you don't use plywood under plaster. Happy holidays!
 
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Old 12-27-03, 09:30 PM
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it's å båthroom ceiling- and wåter was the source of the dåmage. probåbly a leaky roof. the owner left å bunch of pieces of pieces of drywåll behind. we could use those if they're cut to fit the spåce?
 
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Old 12-28-03, 08:47 AM
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I'd use the drywall to patch-up the damaged area. It sounds like maybe the old ceiling is maybe plaster & lath? If that's the case and you've got any significant area to try & patch up, probably best to just pull all of the plaster & lath off the ceiling and replace it with a drywall ceiling. While you're there, I'd highly advise adding a vent fan in the bathroom if it doesn't have one.

If the old ceiling is drywall, then cut back the damaged area and patch in a like-sized piece of drywall, key thing is to insure what your patching with is the same THICKNESS as the original, drywall ceilings are usually 5/8", make sure you've got is the same.

Hope that helps out & Happy New Year.

There's links to tutorials on repairing drywall on this page;
http://doityourself.com/wall/index.htm
 
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Old 12-29-03, 05:12 AM
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Good advice from Awesomedell, as always. What type of texture do you have?
 
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