So my puppy decided she wanted to tear up our walls instead of her chew toy
s, we are going to be moving out in a month and I need to repair them. Howe
ver, the walls are not the normal drywalls, it is instead a brickwall with
the stucco/plaster/other put onto it. How would I make it look good enough
to possibly get my deposit back? I am hoping for a DIY that will require li
ttle tool work and no drills since it is a brick wall and then plaster and
paint. Any ideas would be great, thanks. A well as materials I would need.
| If this is 19th-century style lath-and-plaster (as seems likely)
| repair requires a tradesman experienced in this ancient skill.
?? She said it's plaster over brick. Even if it
were plaster over lath that's not a big deal.
It can be taped, secured with ceiling washers
and/or patched with drywall. Much of the work
I do involves horsehair plaster, but I don't
try to replace broken areas with more horsehair
plaster. Actually most of it is a pretty good
match for 3/8" drywall, so broken areas can
be patched in easily.
I would use Durabond 45 or 90 for a first
coat. It's hard, setting-type joint compound
that provides strength but isn't really sandable.
Then use regular coumpound for a finish coat.
Then sand it. You'll need a couple of spreading
blades. The smoother you can get it, the less
you'll have to sand.
I agree. When doing the first coat with Durabond, do not let the patch
stick our from the wall past the plane of the wall. If you do, it will be
hard to sand that down. Then use regular joint compound for the thin finish
coat. That is easier to sand smooth. Then paint.
An almost perfect match for repairing horse-hair plaster is a 50-50
mix of poly-filla and plaster of paris. It sets up fast and hard, and
does not shrink. It is sandable, but feathers really well with the
drywall putty knife. Being a "setting" compound it dries water proof -
you can paint it with a water based paint without the patch softening,
blistering, or otherwise misbehaving.
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