I'm patching a hole in a ceiling and I have hung up a piece of sheetrock.
There are some gaps around the edges where my cutting wasn't perfect I'm
wondering if I should use joint compound to fill them in? An alternative
would be plaster of Paris that I was planning on putting over the sheet
The rest of the ceiling is very very old plaster. This is a temporary fix
btw as we eventually want to tear down the entire ceiling altogether in a
I'd use joint compound for the whole thing, as it's going to be easier
to sand and work with. Use mesh tape over the gaps. Work joint
compound into the joints and do a rough coat over the whole thing for
pass one. Then you'll need at least one more coat, probably two to
feather it out over a larger area.
Plaster of Paris sets way too fast to use in repairing a plaster surface,
especially when trying to level out a ceiling. Use a setting drywall
compound it is easier to control and won't look different than the original
plaster surface when painted.
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