Removed the shiplap panels from our basement walls and found glue covered plaster walls - Can we just throw some 1/4" drywall on top of the walls or do we need to do prep work?
So yeah, we removed some wall panels from our walls to find plaster walls in decent shape. Right now we are deliberating between trying to clean the glue off the walls and repairing plaster issues or just installing 1/4" drywall.
These plaster walls BTW, do not seem to be plaster and lathe. It looks like they are plaster overtop of drywall (I opened the walls up elsewhere in the room for another project)
I am leaning towards installing drywall but we don't know what prep work, if any, we need to do. Do we need to scrape off the glue? Would we need to fix the bulging? Or could we just throw drywall overtop of whatever is up there?
One problem I see is that we cannot find the studs behind the walls, the plaster blocks any stud sensors or magnetic nail locators. I did open up one of the walls for another project and found that there weren't studs, only horizontal pressure treated furring strips attached to the brick house exterior, they seem to be spaced 16" apart. There are also a ton of nail holes in the wall, approximately 16" apart, so i feel like those could be the "studs"
So Im wondering if the plaster itself would provide the holding strength for the 1/4" drywall using 1" screws?