Plaster Repair

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Old House Journal's compendium of articles about how to repair plaster on walls and ceilings in old houses, including cracking, bulging walls, delamination, and key failure, where plaster has broken loose from its grip on the lath substructure.

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Repairing Historic Flat Plaster Walls and Ceilings

Plaster in a historic building is like a family album. The handwriting of the artisans, the taste of the original occupants, and the evolving styles of decoration are embodied in the fabric of the building. From modest farmhouses to great buildings, regardless of the ethnic origins of the occupants, plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls.

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