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Don't use plaster. Use modern drywall joint compound on drywall installed flush with the plaster.

My former 1950s home had the same situation, with 3/8" drywall behind 3/8" of plaster. I describe it as the best walls I've ever owned--very durable and easy to work with when adding outlets, etc.

Shim out the framing so 5/8" drywall lays flush with your plaster. Use modern taping techniques and materials to finish the joints. Texture as required, prime, and paint. You'll have a flatter surface with much less work than you would with plaster.

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Don't use plaster. Use modern drywall joint compound on drywall installed flush with the plaster.

My former 1950s home had the same situation, with 3/8" drywall behind 3/8" of plaster. I describe it as the best walls I've ever owned--very durable and easy to work with when adding outlets, etc.

Shim out the framing so 5/8" drywall lays flush with your plaster. Use modern taping techniques and materials to finish the joints. Texture as required, prime, and paint. You'll have a flatter surface with much less work than you would with plaster.

Don't use plaster. Use modern drywall joint compound on drywall installed flush with the plaster.

My former 1950s home had the same situation, with 3/8" drywall behind 3/8" of plaster. I describe it as the best walls I've ever owned--very durable and easy to work with when adding outlets, etc.

Shim out the framing so 5/8" drywall lays flush with your plaster. Use modern taping techniques and materials to finish the joints. Texture as required, prime, and paint. You'll have a flatter surface with much less work than you would with plaster.

More info:

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isherwood
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Don't use plaster. Use modern drywall joint compound on drywall installed flush with the plaster.

My former 1950s home had the same situation, with 3/8" drywall behind 3/8" of plaster. I describe it as the best walls I've ever owned--very durable and easy to work with when adding outlets, etc.

Shim out the framing so 5/8" drywall lays flush with your plaster. Use modern taping techniques and materials to finish the joints. Texture as required, prime, and paint. You'll have a flatter surface with much less work than you would with plaster.