SHEET ROCK OVER PLASTER WALLS

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-29-01, 07:48 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I Just purchase a 60+ year old house and the walls are plaster. Over the course of time I will be tackle each & everyroom. right now I am working on the walls in the hallway going to the basement. My question is can I put drywall over the plaster walls. they are interior wall so Iam not worried about insulation. thanks. joe
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-30-01, 06:50 PM
J974
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Yes you can laminate over these plaster walls with drywall.
I would glue the sheets and use laminate screws.
 
  #3  
Old 02-08-01, 05:48 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Joe,
Why do you want to cover the plaster up, unless it's falling off the walls, you should be able to just patch or skim coat, and you'll have nice smooth walls with no seams or joints?
But hey it your house, I would take Plaster over drywall any day,
Frank
Frankawitz Custom Painting &
Plastering Repairs
 
  #4  
Old 02-09-01, 10:08 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Frank,

Right on!

Don C.
 
  #5  
Old 02-14-01, 11:13 AM
the_02860
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I agree. I have an 80 year old home with old horse hair plaster walls. I just renovated a bedroom. I had to patch some cracks and holes, but it came out great. If you go over the plaster with drywall, you will also probably need to remove any baseboards or door moldings also. I would fix the existing walls with patch or skim coat before going over them..

Todd
 
Reply

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