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Is this damage to a plastered brick wall from furniture typical?

My wife and I recently became homeowners for the first time, and did our first home renovation. We opted to have smooth painted walls and hired a company to do this for us. Over our first months of ...
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How to seal indoor rendering?

I'm working on making my chimney hearth nice. But before and after plastering, it appears that there is moisture coming through on part of the rendering. I realise I can't go further until this is ...
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Cement on interior hallway walls with thin wallboard

This is a small home built in 1914. The house has plaster walls with wood lath. In the hallway there was wainscot paneling. When I removed the paneling some was glued to the wall and the wallboard ...
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Soft Spot On Plaster Wall - No Moisture?

Our 100 year old house has plaster walls, and I just noticed this “soft” spot by our front door (see photos). It isn’t bulging out - the spot leaves an indentation if you press hard, but no “squishy” ...
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Raised horizontal lines on plastered walls

I have a few of these raised horizontal lines in my house in different rooms. The walls are plaster and the paint is a semigloss I believe
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Reinstalling baseboards in front of utility flue or gas chimney

I'm replacing the baseboards in one of rooms of the 2nd floor of my 1907 duplex and found the gas chimney running up through the 3 story building. The old plaster was crumbling across the base of the ...
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What is the correct process for primer on new plaster?

The guidance for the paint we’ve bought says we should use a primer on our new plaster (rather than a mist coat of emulsion paint). Should I apply the primer as is or does it need to be watered down? ...
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What steps do I need to take to repaint plaster walls?

What steps do I need to take to paint over already painted white plaster walls with a slight glossy finish? This might be a dumb question but my walls are I think plaster and I’m looking to paint over ...
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How to repair a plaster crack over brick that is a hard wall

I am trying to determine what fill to use in a plaster crack. The plaster is directly over brick. This wall is also an outdoor wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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White Patchiness on Plaster over Rock Lathe Rolls

I have a 1950s build house with plaster walls installed over rock lathe (vs. wood lathe). In one room, the walls are showing white patchiness throughout. They feel clammy and have no "slip" ...
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What are my basement walls poured concrete or cinder block? (Pics inside)

Trying to figure out what kind of basement walls I have. Vertical seams are visible and corners are rounded. Poured concrete? Cinder block? Something else?
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How to fill space between sink and wall?

Between my kitchen sink and wall there is a type of plaster that is falling apart. I'm not sure what material it is, but I would like to remove it all together and put something new. Could you tell me ...
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Hole in the Wall Help

We had a pipe burst in our house that required plumber to cut a rectangle hole in the wall of our dining room to access it. Leak is repaired and I want to fix the hole. The wall is plaster with ...
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Crumbling Wall Near Fireplace

My house has a gas fireplace with Spanish tile and what I can only assume is plaster to create a textured wall. A few months ago, it started crumbling and would fall to the ground with significant ...
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Mastic Odor In House After Skylight Replacement

We had a new roof put on our home last week. They replaced our old cracked skylight with a new one. The old skylight was installed in an odd way, and they had to shave some drywall down that was ...
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How can I fix a hole in the internal brick of a cavity wall?

An electrician was trying to dig out my wall and he just left it like this. He told me he'd come back and fill it with expanding foam. Is this the best way? I was also advised I could use sand & ...
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How solid should old plaster be?

I'm currently redoing the walls in my 100 year old concrete block home, which are made of horsehair plaster. I chipped away the cracked and crumbling finish layer, and got down to the scratch coat. My ...
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Anyone know what this metal lath looking thing is?

Demoing a wall and discovered this behind the plaster walls. Looks like it was used instead of wood lath to hold the plaster. Behind it is ductwork for a vent upstairs. Anyone know what this is? https:...
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Best method for finishing horsehair plaster walls?

I’m in the process of renovating my 1920s house, which is constructed of concrete block, with stucco siding. The living room walls were in rough shape, so I started scraping away what was loose, which ...
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How to Achieve a Smooth Transition on a Wall with Mesh-Reinforced Gypsum?

I'm currently renovating a room in my home and have encountered a unique challenge. After removing the old paint and loose material, I discovered a section of the wall reinforced with mesh, covered by ...
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Is this surface too rough to plaster over?

Long story short, this is the attempt that was made (not by me, so don't ask) at re-plastering a ceiling under uneven joists (natural sag, very old building). There's a mix of bonding and easifill 60 ...
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Determining Wall Type & Advice for Hanging Curtains, etc. (Plaster & not Lath)

I'm looking to determine the type of wall I have so I will know the best way to go about hanging heavy items on plaster veneer(?) walls with a cement base. I've spent about a week looking through ...
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How should I fill voids left after removing Victorian skirting boards?

I've taken out the existing skirting boards and it's left this big gap between the floor and existing plaster/wall. Fixing standard 12.5mm plasterboard to the existing batons would stick out proud of ...
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Is this wall plaster or drywall, or some other material? [duplicate]

This is an interior wall in a bedroom closet in a house built in 1940 in the northeastern US. I suspect that the material is not typical drywall from other experience hanging things on other walls in ...
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How to plaster over door frame?

I'm left with this old door frame (door has been removed) that is not flush with the existing wall. The way I see it, I have two options: Plaster over the timber and bring it out a few mm so that it'...
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What to use as a wall filler?

So I posted a few weeks ago here (Curtain rod ripped off wall). The issue was that the mortar or whatever was behind the plaster, was crumbling,thus making my curtain pole drop. Eventually I ended up ...
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Wall Feels Solid-- Can't Hang Art

So, I've been trying to hang some canvas art for a bit, but my border wall (bordering another apartment) feels solid and I can't get more than a little over 1cm deep with a Monkey Hook. Initially I ...
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Sealing opening from removed ductwork

I have a 1956 house near Los Angeles. We replaced the whole HVAC system 6 years ago, including ductwork. The contractor removed all the old ducts, but we still have all the old wall registers. They ...
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How should I prepare the surface of my walls after removing wallpaper?

I am remodeling the bathroom in my 1961 house. I have gyprock lath walls that were covered with wallpaper that had been painted over. Upon removing the wallpaper there were patches of smooth paint/...
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Will dehumidifier damage old painted plaster?

I found a window leak during the rain, which ended up wetting a plaster wall near the window. During the rain, a 2 in by 6 in spot of paint lightly bubbled, the bubbles went away shortly after. Now, a ...
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Repair/restoration of plaster cracking in front of chimney?

I'm repainting the interior of my 1942 brick house (N. Florida). The walls are plaster, and repainting was going fine until I got to the section in front of the chimney. After removing artwork from ...
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What is this dark material behind kitchen plaster exterior wall?

While renovating our kitchen the electricians opened part of the exterior wall. It is a plaster wall with metal wire lath in a 1920s-built home, but I can't identify this darker material behind the ...
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Curtain rod ripped off wall

My curtain rod got ripped off the wall. I'm not a diy person so not sure what is behind the plaster but I guess thats what needs to be sorted. It's not a drywall as there is no cavity behind it. The ...
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What is this wall bulge?

I would love to identify what this bulge is on an interior staircase wall (leading to exterior, on ground level) Is it a cause for concern or just shoddy workmanship? Thank you!
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Mist coat for plaster patched extensively with joint compound?

We recently had to strip all paint (down to original plaster) from the main hall of our 1920s home after discovering that the paint was peeling off very easily. Since we had the opportunity I went ...
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Are these old plaster walls repairable?

Previous home owner had installed a tile backsplash over countertop, along with installing tile along the entirety of the lower half of a wall that was made from plaster lath. When removing the tile, ...
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Is this drywall mud peeling under the paint?

I just bought my first house, and before moving in I’ve been doing a little bit of small-scale DIY stuff. I just removed an awkwardly-placed walk in closet in the primary bedroom, and the paint on ...
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Can I apply mortar over a bumpy, gritty texture plaster wall?

The house I live in is quite old and the renovations made ~ 15 years ago by the previous owners are of extremely(!) poor quality. It's like the people who plastered it did it with their toes. In some ...
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How can I flatten heavy wall texture for wallpaper?

I'm trying to prepare a wall for wallpaper, so I want it to be as flat as possible. It started out as quite uneven, but with multiple passes of plaster and sanding it's gotten much better - however ...
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How to get old plasterboard wall ready for paint

there was multiple layers of painted wallpaper in a bedroom. I've removed all the wallpaper and sanded the walls a small amount to get rid of residue and flaky plasterboard. The plasterboard paper is ...
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How to repair a hole in a plaster (veneer) wall with possible gypsum?

There’s a hole in our wall. I thought it was plaster with lath originally, but when looking inside it seems to be a different material. It looks like drywall material with cardboard. The house is old ...
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How to prep 90 yr old plaster for new paint?

I’ve just peeled old wallpaper off 90 year old plaster walls. The plaster is in good shape with some vertical cracks where a two walls meet (in each corner). I’d like to patch the cracks and paint. ...
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How to protect natural plaster in a very old house, in the bathroom

I am finishing the last of the renovations on our house. It is an extremely old property that had not received much love for many years. My father-in-law renovated the bathroom but it has been a ...
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Is it mold underneath my plaster wall?

I wanted to remove wallpaper from older home with horsehair plaster. I started feeling to see what’s underneath. It looks like specks but not sure what it is. Picture attached. Thanks!!
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Fix bonding between plaster and layer behind it [closed]

I want to put some tiles on the wall behind the stove. The wall has plaster and is currently painted with a water-repelling paint. My idea is to sand off the paint and tile onto the plaster. Now, I ...
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Please help identify plaster wall texture pattern/technique [closed]

I’m hoping to get some advice on how to match a plaster wall texture in a home built in the 1930s. I thought it was a “slap brush” or “crow’s foot” texture, but my attempts to replicate it end up ...
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How to prepare a non-flush door lining for re-skimming without replacing it

We are having a room in our house re-skimmed in a couple of weeks, and I've recently removed the old architrave around the bedroom door due to its poor condition. After removing the architrave, I ...
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Do I need to worry about water damage along walls?

We had a contractor come over and do some demolition in our bathroom because we're going to convert our tub into a stand-up shower. When using the saw to cut through some material, his apprentice ...
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Can I attach a vapor barrier directly to plaster, then install cedar tongue & groove?

I have a 1900 house that's never been insulated, and I'm putting in a new bathroom and kitchen. I plan to blow in cellulose insulation in most of the house walls. In the bathroom, I have a small space ...
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Is this cracking normal when replastering over a brick wall?

My apartment was built in 1910 and has plaster walls throughout. The wall that separates my unit with that of the neighbor has plaster over brick. After 100 years the plaster started separating from ...
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