Here's one for the experts...
I've moved into a 40 year old house which has plaster walls on
gypsum-board lath. We removed what was essentially a closet over the
stairwell in order to open up the area. So, there are three or four
sections of bare wall (and ceiling) about 4 inches wide (the width of
the removed walls) which need to be repaired. In addition, the
interior walls of the old closet are not flush with the rest of the
walls...they're set in almost an inch.
Questions: Since these walls are plaster, do I have to repair it with
plaster or can I use sheetrock in the gaps that were left when the
wall was removed? Same applies for the wall inset...when I bump that
out, can I just shim out some sheetrock or should I put up new gypsum
wallboard on top of existing plaster and put new plaster on that?
Basically - would the transition from sheetrock to plaster be
Thanks for your help...I've debated this back and forth for a few