Plaster Ceiling Questions


Old 11-26-05, 02:01 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Exclamation Plaster Ceiling Questions - Please Help!

This site has been an incredible help!

I am restoring an 1800's farmhouse with a 1920's addition. There was a roof leak in the addition. In one room 1/2 of the plaster ceiling has collapsed.

Would it be easiest/best to strap the collapsed part and screw 3/8" sheetrock even with the plaster and then coat??

Did people ever texture their plaster ceilings in the 1920's?

Another room has big pieces of peeling paint hanging down - I would probably need to skim coat the entire ceiling and repaint if I can't remove all the old hanging paint??? Any other ideas.


Last edited by kwpr; 11-27-05 at 03:29 PM.
Sponsored Links
Old 11-28-05, 06:18 AM
coops28's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,752
I would think that removing the ceiling and starting new would be best. But strapping and new sheetrock is a close second. typically there was no texture in the 1920s. As far as the other room with the paint peeling, you need to make sure the ceiling is still solid. Moisture might have caused the paint to peel and damaged the plaster. If it's in good shape then go ahead and skim.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes