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mamasnowwolf
plaster repair
mamasnowwolf

Hi all
I live in Colorado, in a house built in or around 1890 so it's plaster and lath. While working in the attic, my dad slipped and put a big crack in the plaster on the ceiling below and now there's a good sized hole there. There's also a few cracks (unrelated) along the corner of the wall and ceiling. Finding someone who does plaster work in Colorado is hard to come by. The three people I've talked to already, 2 want to treat it like drywall, and the 3rd is retiring and won't take the job. Is there anyone you can recommend or are there questions I can ask, things I can look for, to make sure that the work is done right? We are selling the house, so it needs to be done rather quickly. Thanks in advance.
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Jack
Re: plaster repair
Jack

I would cut a piece of drywall to fit and fill with drywall compound.

Jack

dj1
Re: plaster repair
dj1

Quote: " Is there anyone you can recommend"

Off course not, we are not from your area.

I think you should be able to get more estimates, or accept one of the two first contractors.

If you prefer to tackle this yourself, and since you are selling the house soon, you can do what Jack recommends. With a professional quality work and paint to match you'll be all right. Watch some demonstrations on YouTube, if you are not sure how to.

Clarence
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Clarence

You may want to check with a realator in your area your home may have a higher value as is than if the existing plaster is repaired with dissimular materials.
You can look into using plaster washers to hold the existing plaster in place than have a drywall finisher use a plaster base coat like USG Struto-Lite than finish the complete ceiling using a veneer finish plaster like Master of Plaster or equal.

jgdc
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jgdc

I'm in a similar situation and would love some advice. We own a condo in a building constructed in the 1920s and behind our (very hot!) steam radiators the wall was bad. We took off the radiator and chipped some of the covering off and found horse hair plaster. Nothing sticks to it and it is porous, dry and fragile. We have an area of maybe two feet long by one foot wide that we need to patch. Is there some sort of an epoxy spray that will adhere to it so we can patch it?

Clarence
Re: plaster repair
Clarence

Apply a good coating of PEEL-STOP fo the plaster area than apply a product like USG Structo-Lite plaster.
Finish using a veener plaster.

jgdc
Re: plaster repair
jgdc

Clarence,
Thank you so much for your advice. We will give it a try! Much appreciated.
Julie

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