Brick wall gaps

Old 09-13-15, 01:34 PM
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Brick wall gaps

Looking for suggestions on filling the gap between this brick wall and the plaster wall, as well as the drywall ceiling. Brick was exposed when plaster over it was removed, which created this gap. Hoping to find a simple solution that will paint well. Thanks for any advice! (Couldn't figure out how to keep the photos from rotating. Sorry!)
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Old 09-13-15, 03:57 PM
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I'd be inclined to slip in a well waxed or oiled 1/4 inch or 1/8 strip of wood or plastic against the brick, and then fill the remaining gap with hot mud (quick setting drywall compound). When that sets, I'd remove the spacer and caulk the gap where the spacer was.

If you try to fill the whole gap with something like plaster, it will just crack in the corner. And if you try to use molding or the like, you'll have to scribe it against the brick or it will look pretty bad.
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Do you intend to leave the brick wall exposed? If not then fir it out and drywall should cover most of th gap. The rest of the gap if any can be filled the taped of if no gap is left the taped.

If you intend to leave the brick then fill th joint with plaster. It's a little hard to describe how to do it and not mess up th brick. Just mask th brick but don't put the masking so it ends up behind th new plaster. Use a. Pending agent at th mount with the old and new plaster and the brick gap but try the best you can not to get any bonding agent on th return of the brick.

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