Plaster Walls

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Repairing Damage to Plaster Walls

Patch and fill the three most common types of plaster wall damage: hairline cracks, holes, and corners.

How to Waterproof Plaster

Interior plaster will never be perfectly waterproof, but learn how to do what you can!

The Right Way to Cut a Hole in a Plaster Wall

4 steps to a clean hole in a tough surface.

How to Plaster Over Drywall

Whether you want more soundproof walls or and "Old World" finish, you can apply plaster over drywall to achieve your desired effect in four steps.

Applying Plaster Properly

Applying traditional three-coat plaster to walls can be tricky, but it is doable if you follow these steps carefully.

How to Paint Over a Wall Patch

You can patch and paint over wall damage to hide issues.

How to Paint over Horsehair Plaster

Although horsehair plaster isn't in vogue anymore, many old buildings still have it.

How to Remove Plaster from a Wall

Removing plaster from a wall can be a time-consuming home improvement project. There are many homes,

Cleaning Plaster off the Floor

Plaster is water soluble and can be easily cleaned.

What is Horsehair Plaster?

If you are moving into an older home, you will likely be dealing with a product called horsehair plaster.

Horsehair Plaster Repair: How to Repair Crumbled Plaster

Horsehair plaster was applied in the interior partition walls, together with an ornamental texture on

Rebuild a Wall with Plaster

Plaster is the best material for rebuilding walls. Plaster adheres to the support surface, holds its

How to Repair Cracks in Horsehair Plaster

Horsehair plaster is a type of plaster that has been mixed with actual horse hair, hence the name, creating

How to Remove Horsehair Plaster

Horsehair plaster is popularly found in older homes, but because of cracking issues, many people opt

How to Apply Finishing Plaster Part 1

When you are building any type of walls in construction, using a finishing plaster over the drywall is

Removing Plaster: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Removing plaster from walls can be a tricky business, especially if the plaster is older. Old plaster

How to Remove Part of a Lath and Plaster Wall

If you are remodeling or updating your older home, you may find it necessary to remove part of a lath

How to Repair Plaster Walls: Patching Small Holes

If you are remodeling your home, you can save a lot if you will repair plaster walls instead of removing

Can You Paint Over Interior Wall Plaster?

You can paint over interior wall plaster if you want to change the color of the wall. However, before

Applying Venetian Plaster Over Brick

The key to using Venetian plaster is in the technique used to apply thin plaster layers and to burnish

Tips to Remove Plaster to Expose a Brick Facade

If you want to upgrade the look of an old wall and remove plaster to expose a brick façade underneath,

Ways to Texture a Wall with Plaster or Stucco

One of the most popular and easiest ways to texture a wall is to stucco or plaster it. Some applications

How to Tell If Small Holes Need to Be Filled Before Patched

If you have small holes in your walls that need to be patched, it may be helpful to decide first if they

3 Tips when Applying Ventian Plaster

Venetian plaster can be used in the process of decorating to add texture to walls and ceilings. By taking

5 Tips to Using Sandpaper Over a New Wall Patch

Wall patch requires sanding so that it can be undetectable. The proper tools and techniques are need

2 reasons Not to Use Joint Compound to Fill Gaps Between Drywall and Wood

It is important when you are working with joint compound that you know it is not okay to use it between

How to Fill Cracks Made By Joint Compound When Filling Gaps

If you were working with joint compound and now you have cracks in it, there is an easy way to remedy

3 Tips when Adding a Skim Coat to a Plaster Wall

A wall made from drywall can develop small dents over time. To fix the damage, a skim coat can be applied

3 Types of Plaster Wall Repair After Water Damage

Wall repair after water damage can cost a tremendous amount. As well as the obvious damage, there will

3 Textured Compound Mixtures that Work Well Over Old Venetian Plaster

If you want to improve the look of some old venetian plaster, then you should consider adding a layer

How to Fix Chipping Plaster Walls

Chipping plaster walls can make a room look very run down, but can be restored to their once pristine

How to Install Curtain Hardware on Plaster Walls

Installing curtain hardware on plaster walls is a challenging project that can easily go awry. Plaster

Air Tight Drywall, Simple Caulk and Seal for Air Movement Control

Reducing air leakage in a building's envelope is an important component in energy efficiency and structural

Beam Pocket

A beam pocket is a recessed area to hold the end of a beam in a concrete or masonry wall. The beam pocket

How to Fix Damaged Walls of Plaster Board

Reasons for Small Holes Common fasteners do not perform too well on plaster board, and the results

Plaster Board - Why Nails Pop and How to Fix Them

The heads of nails or dry wall screws used to fasten plaster-board to studs often pop out. This is caused

Repairing Exterior Surfaces

The exterior of the home, because it is exposed to the elements, can sustain the most damage from the

Why Plaster Walls Crack and How to Fix Them

Repairing Small Plaster Cracks and Holes Common fasteners do not perform too well when used on plaster,

Attach Fixings onto Plasterboard

Plasterboard fixings may not be a term that is familiar to you. But if you are planning to attach heavy

Plastering Tools

If you acquire the proper plastering tools, plastering a wall can be so much easier. Here are some of