I recently had my basement remodeled and the contractor put in plaster
(hard coat) walls instead of drywall. It was put in over blue board and
has small, textured swirls in it. I have a small indentation in one of
the walls caused by a door knob being pushed into it. My question is
how do I repair this type of wall and have the finished product match
the texturing already on the walls?
I'd rather not put any kind of plaque or bumper where the indentation
is if I can help it. I have since put a hinge bumper on the door, but
too little too late. There must be some way to fix the problem. I'd say
the indentation is about 1/4 - 1/2 inch into the plaster. It's not even
extremely noticable unless you're me and know exactly where it is and
see it every time I walk by the door :)
Get a small container of ready-mixed drywall mud, a small spreading tool,
and have fun with it. Also get some of the black mesh sanding pads made for
drywall & plaster work. As far as the texture, experiment with small damp or
wet bits of sponge, plastic forks, whatever it takes. If you screw it up,
sand away the repair and start over.
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