Got a cinder block house with plasterd inside walls. The plaster is falling
off in places due to moisture in the cinderblocks and wicking. The moisture
problem has been fixed.
I'm having trouble finding a plasterer, and am told no one uses that
So, what's the fix? Is it to remove the plaster, seal the inside wall, and
paint? Any other solutions?
Plaster is alive and well. It is not as popular as drywall with
tape and bed. You may not find it at the Borgs. Much of their
exterior work has been taken by EIFS.
Contact a local plaster contractor to see where he gets his
materials. My source here is a major concrete manufacturer. They
have a separate warehouse with dry sack goods.
The real problem will be matching the existing texture of the
finish. You can use Structolite which has everything in the bag
except the water. It is a fairly easy material to apply. It is
possible to use drywall compound for small repairs, but will take
several coats and will be difficult to match textures.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
DanG gave you are correct answer.
If you don't want to track down the plaster supplies, I have also had great
results over the years using a non-sandable setting type drywall mud for the
fill coat and then just using regular mud for the top coat. The physical
properties of the Durobond type product is very similar to plaster.
You can make the drywall mud look more like plaster by making your final
sanding with a dense very damp but not dripping sponge. This will tend to
slick and compact the surface. Once painted it will be very hard for most
people to see the difference.
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