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Having done some plaster, but only on interior walls (not drywall, real plaster), and some finish concrete and masonry work, I have to say that the most useful thing you can do is build yourself some sample surfaces and try to learn there. Actually hardened materials are a major pain to remove, and will look awful if you do a poor job. Remember that a ...


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bcworkz and Snowman are right, but I would like to add some details. This is without doubt moisture damaged, and everything that has moisture or water damage must be removed and changed. Also, water and sewerage pipes in this bathroom are questionable, at best, so I strongly recommend that you check them. But, I’m not sure that is the end of your problems: ...


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It would be a good idea to install a tile backer board over the plaster. Over time, plaster dries out and becomes unstable. This could eventually cause your tiles to loosen or to pop off. I would also recommend putting a thin layer of thinset mortar on the backside of the backer board. This will help attach it to the wall and the mortar will fill in any ...


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What you have is most likely a bulge of drywall mastic that is covering a spot in the real plaster that likes to crack. You could sand it down, only to find yourself putting it back the way it was when the crack develops again. Personally I'd caulk it (the trim) and be done with it, but I deal mostly with rentals. If in my own home, it'd be dealt with when ...


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There is a strong chance that what you see is drywall overlaid a plaster wall. Plaster, does not sag or bow out as it is shown in your picture, not without severe cracking. Plaster is very brittle and does not take well to any movement at all. Based only on what the picture shows, the plaster did move, or cracked or fell off or something like that. The ...


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The only option would be to replaster it. Plastering requires great skill and in old houses you will often find plaster jobs done by run of the mill builders who are not really plastering artisans. Therefore, over time you have problems such as the one pictured above. Nowadays, it is practically impossible to find skilled plasterers, so a typical contractor ...



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