I am seeking some help . . . several years ago I saw this show on repairing
old plaster walls . .. the items were some sort of compound/glue that you
spread on the walls then you rolled out a mesh of some sort that was about
4-6 feet wide, that went on top of the compound/glue and then another layer
of compound was applied on top of the mesh . . . some light sanding and the
finish was smooth and crack free . . . . . does anyone else recall this or
know the name of the product and where to find it???
you can clean wall thourghly, removing all loose materials. paint with
bin or kilz primer sealer to improve adhesion, let dry for a few days,
then top with drywall mud, coat and use brush to texture it.....
this homew walls were badly damaged by a intentional overflowing tub
many years before we bought it.
over 12 years ago we did what i just posted and it still looks fine
the mesh would tie everything together, but we didnt use it
Regular jointing compound -- premixed or setting type -- and 3 foot
wide self adhesive fiberglass mesh available in the jointing compound
aisle of Home Depot. IIRC Lowes also carry it.
How many coats you have to apply to get a finish that is smooth is
dependent on your skill with jointing compound. It takes me a lot more
than two to cover the mesh.
Of course you could also use liner paper (used in very expensive
wallpaper jobs as an under-paper) which requires less coats but is
also less forgiving. IIRC you can stick it down with wallpaper paste
but it may not be as strong as the fiberglass mesh.
Sounds like the This Old House episode where they had plaster coming
loose. They drilled holes, filled them with glue and pushed the plaster
back in place. Then they removed loose stuff and plastered over the
You might be able to find it on their web site.
On Dec 3, 9:50 am, email@example.com wrote:
Yes, very important [from experiene!] the plaster over the lathe
adheres by protruding through, making buldges on the inside that then
hole all to the wall structure. Over time pressure against the wall
breaks those buldges off and if you're not careful the whole wall can
come down on you. I didn't know about being able to inject any glues,
so had to remove all the affected plaster and redo - wanted to
maintain architectural integrity of this 100 year old home.
Disgustingly, historically the 'fibre' used to hold the plaster
together appeared to be horse hair. Everybody had horses then, so was
a prevalent meshing material We did NOT use horsehair, though. .
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