How to Repair Plaster Walls - This Old House


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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a newer, faster way to fix cracked, loose plaster walls. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Repair Plaster Walls:
- plastic drop cloth, used for protecting wall and floor
- painter's tape, used to hold drop cloth in place
- plaster repair rings with 1 5/8-inch drywall screws
- spray conditioner, used to treat plaster holes prior to applying adhesive
- plaster adhesive, used to adhere loose plaster to lath inside walls 6. Sponge, for wiping up excess conditioner
- joint compound, used to cover cracks and holes in wall
- 120-grit sandpaper, used to smooth dried joint compound
- primer and paint

Tools for How to Repair Plaster Walls:
- drill/driver, used to drill holes, and drive and remove screws
- 3/16-inch masonry drill bit, for boring holes through plaster
- wet/dry vacuum
- caulking gun, used to apply plaster adhesive
- 6-inch putty knife, used to apply joint compound
- drywall hawk, for holding joint compound
- utility knife, used to trim adhesive nozzle
- paint roller and tray

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Date Added: 2019-03-19

Category: Repair

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