How To Repair Plaster Walls Patching Walls In Old Houses
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Although drywall has become the choice material over the last several decades for interior wall construction, many older homes (built prior to 1950 or so) will have plaster walls throughout.A plaster mixture (usually gypsum, lime, or cement) is wet when first mixed, allowing it to be spread out as a putty over wall framework (usually a wooden lath), until it cures or hardens.
When wet plaster is spread out over a lath, it fills in the small spaces between each str*p of wood, creating keys that will keep the wall secured in place once it dries.Over time, the plaster can become dislodged from the lath, resulting in cracks or 'loose spots' where the wall is noticeably separated from the framework.
This article will go over how to repair these damaged areas - from chips and small cracks, to large holes and entire sections of wall the need replacing.Cracks, chips, and other small repairs Cracks are quite common in plaster, and often result when work has been done to the wall (i.
e.hammering in nails, cutting holes for a new electrical box, etc.) Usually, a visible cr*ck will also indicate that that section of the wall has become dislodged from the lath behind it.Press...