I need to restore plaster walls and a ceiling, of varying ages, in the same room. There does not seem to be any structural concerns with the plaster; no sagging or large areas broken or missing. What I need to accomplishing is filling lots of small cracks and holes throughout the room.
I’ve spoken with one professional who recommended using an exterior finish stucco type compound. He had used that type product for the same purpose I have. I checked out the results and had one major concern, which he also had; the texture of the finished walls as very rough and tough to keep free of dust/to clean. He explained the product is available in a finer grit so to speak, but the home owner decided on the heavier texture.
I’m hesitant to skim coat the surfaces with joint compound or a similar product because I feel I’ll lose the plaster’s texture characteristics.
Can anyone offer some advice regarding a good product option for a DIYer?
Thanks for any help.