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Smoothing Plaster Walls

Posted by Philip Lamachio on April 12th, 2003 10:03 PM
In reply to plaster walls by Claire LaPlante on January 21st, 2003 09:18 PM [Go to top of thread]

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I assume your walls have a texture at present. Depending on what kind of texure it is, you may scrape/sand as much of it as you can off, but if it was original to the plaster your best bet is to apply new material over it, in successive layers, until you have a smooth finish which you would then have to sand.

You could use joint compound, but I suggest a quick setting joint compound like Durabond, with a setting time of 60 minutes. You apply it with a 10-12' trowel.

It may take three coats or more, applying it in such a way as to fill the `valleys' caused by your trowel hitting the original wall texure.

You could then simply sand it, once it has set and dried, with a sanding pole.

For more complete information, contact me at my e-mail address.

Philip LaMachio,
Estate Plaster, Inc.
Greensboro, N.C.

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