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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Earthquake!?! What Earthquake?

While not the finest or fastest plaster repair work I’ve ever done, at least it is done. And with that, I can now return to my slovenly, winter ways. {I've missed you couch}

















And just in time for the Super Bowl!

12 comments:

purejuice said...

good work.

Robin said...

where do you get your plastering materials? What is the name of the product you use? I just paid someone to fix our old plaster, and he did an ok job- but I would like to learn how to do it myself. Thanks!

Robin C.

Eastlake Victorian said...

Looks good from here! Hope your team won...

St. Blogwen said...

Yayyyy!!!! Well done, you!

Now if I could find someplace to sell me the supplies and equipment to do my plaster repairs.

Kate H.
www.sowsearhouse.blogspot.com

Greg said...

Thanks everyone.

Yes, finding the materials can be a challenge. Locally, I buy what I need at Hensel's Materials, which is basically a modern day brickyard.

As for how-tos on plaster repair, I wrote about my method a lot during the bathroom work I did. Search for the terms "Structo Lite", "Diamond Finish Plaster" and "The Worley Way"

Greg

Kathy from NJ said...

It's fantastic, Greg. You'd never know there was an earthquake.

I really miss you, yesterday I was remembering your kitchen stools (my favorite post) and laughing like a lunatic. I can't remember if you ended up buying stool softeners.

Laikabear said...

Wow, you are a machine! The repairs look great.

I keep looking at the photo where the red plaster is on the black part of the floor and it looks like the floor is red with black stuff on it. And does anyone else see a creepy face with an open mouth in the cracks over the open doorway? Wooo scary!

Jayne said...

Like it never even happened...

Shiloe Bear said...

Nice work! I just stumbled across your blog today. Love it! I'll definitely be checking back in often.

A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Wow! You'r a master.

When living in Vancouver, we drove down to San Francisco one summer and stopped in Eureka. We though it was absolutely charming. Your house is charming as well.

Anyes
http://thedustyvictorian.blogspot.com/

Ryan said...

Here's a tip for securing the edges of broken plaster: Drill 1/4" holes into the plaster and inject Liquid Nails. Lots of it. Secure edges of missing areas with Liquid Nails. Use plaster washers only until the Liquid Nails sets, and then remove. Works great.

It's too hard to get the wall flat again when you secure it with those things.

Also, if you're skim coating, run down to Home Depot and get a jug of Quikrete Concrete Bonding Adhesive (unless you're working over a rough, wetted surface or freshly applied scratch coat). The bonding adhesive will mitigate or eliminate your delaminating issues.

Greg said...

Ryan,

Good tips. Especially the Quickcrete one. Especially with old plaster. I found out the hard way in the kitchen that the skim coat does not like to adhere to the old plaster.

In the dining room I used Weld-Crete (similar product) and the skim coat adheres so well, the skim coat sticks better to the old plaster than the old plaster does to itself or the wall!

The only draw-back for me is that know one stocks it locally (small town). There is a brickyard I can have special order it for me.

Greg