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I live in a Victorian house (1895) and I have noticed that the walls at knee height in the kitchen are bulging. When hit with a hammer the plaster comes off quite easily. I am considering having the fist meter of plaster removed and redone, but what is the best damp solution before I reapply? chemical injection? additives to the plaster? something else? what ratio of sand and cement should we be using?

Thanks for your help

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The best course is to identify and stop the source of moisture. Then you needn't do anything special with the plaster. –  bcworkz Apr 6 at 14:58

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