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I ran into the same question (and the same wallpaper!) when I started working on my 1929 Craftsman. Others have touched on many good points but I'll share things I ran into. First, the easiest way I found to remove the wallpaper... Cover the whole room with tarps and wear old clothes, it's going to be messy, wet, and sticky. Get one of the palm type paper ...


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You can repair it. Pick up what's called structolite, some compound, and joint tape (I would use fiberglass joint tape here) . Remove loose plaster and the base coat (the crumbly stuff with hairs) mix the structolite and push it onto the lathe so it goes through the spaces to create "keys". It dries fairly quick so you can add layers to build it up. Once it ...


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tear it all down, replace with regular sheetrock / drwywall.


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The only place I seen that fiber mesh used in the newer Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) system of stucco. It goes over the insulation board, folded over the edges and mudded in with a product for the EIFS. It is similar to thinset for tilework, but I believe it is a different product. After that is coated in, the finish layer is applied. It serves ...


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The main purposes of the mesh are to: Provide a good base for the plaster to adhere to. Help prevent cracks from forming in the finished plaster. Is it required? Probably not. Is it a good idea? Yes, absolutely! I've only seen the metal lath-type used in outdoor applications or for products like stucco. The lighter-weight and less expensive products ...


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