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SHEET ROCK OVER PLASTER WALLS


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01-29-01, 07:48 PM   #1  
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

 
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01-30-01, 06:50 PM   #2  
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Yes you can laminate over these plaster walls with drywall.
I would glue the sheets and use laminate screws.

 
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02-08-01, 05:48 PM   #3  
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,
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02-09-01, 10:08 PM   #4  
Frank,

Right on!

Don C.

 
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02-14-01, 11:13 AM   #5  
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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

 
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