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11-26-05, 02:01 PM   #1  
Plaster Ceiling Questions - Please Help!

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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.


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11-28-05, 06:18 AM   #2  
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.

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