Home Plaster Wall Repair Guide

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Home Plaster Wall Repair Guide

Your interior walls can be beautiful canvases, displaying artwork, photographs and even distinctive home interior design techniques. When entering a room, the eye automatically travels to the walls, noticing your beautiful decorating. If your plaster walls have problems or repair issues, your room’s overall appearance will suffer.

 

To ensure that your repairs look neat and professional, it’s important to follow specific steps carefully. With a home plaster wall repair guide, you can transform your walls and restore their former beauty in every interior room of your home.

 
  1. 1.Patch a Hole with Plasterboard

    Fit the plasterboard piece into the hole and then add drywall compound around the seam on all four sides with a putty knife.

    Repair a hole in a plaster wall with replacement plasterboard. You will need a keyhole saw, replacement plasterboard, drywall compound, a putty knife and fine-grit sandpaper.

     

    Draw a square or rectangle around the hole where you will cut out the plaster to replace it. Cut along the lines you drew with a keyhole saw. Cut a plasterboard patch that fits the hole you cut away precisely. Fit the plasterboard piece into the hole and then add drywall compound around the seam on all four sides with a putty knife. Allow the drywall compound to dry thoroughly and then sand it lightly with fine-grit sandpaper. Paint the patched area to match the surrounding wall to finish.

  2. 2.Patch a Hole with Screen

    To use patching screen to repair plaster, you’ll need patching screen, a stick that is about 2 inches longer than the height of the hole, thin wire, patching plaster, a putty knife and fine-grit sandpaper.

     

    Cut the patching screen to fit over the hole, making it about 2 inches bigger than the hole on all sides. Place the screen over the hole and secure it by placing the stick vertically over the center of the hole and attaching the stick to the screen with one or two pieces of wire (you will remove the stick shortly). Spread the patching plaster over the screen, making it smooth over the entire screen, under the stick as well. Allow the patching plaster to dry thoroughly and then remove the stick and clip the wires with a wire clipper.

     

    Spread a second coat of patching plaster over the entire hole area to make it as smooth as possible. Allow the patching plaster to dry and then sand it smooth with the fine-grit sandpaper. Paint the repaired area with paint that matches the surrounding wall.

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  4. 3.Repair Cracks

    Fix unsightly cracks in a plaster wall with spackling compound, a putty knife and fine-grit sandpaper. Spread a small amount of spackling compound over a crack in the wall, spreading it out as smoothly as possible from the crack. Use the smallest amount of spackling compound possible for the most professional results. Allow the spackling compound to dry completely and then sand it lightly with the sandpaper. Paint the repaired area with paint to match the surrounding wall.

     

    It won’t take much time or effort to repair your plaster walls and make them beautiful once again.

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