Remodeling With Interior Plaster
Remodeling with existing plaster is not as difficult as one thinks. There are many different options this also could apply to dry wall also considering when removing tile or wall paper from drywall levees the finish on drywall pretty messed up. First we’ll start with plaster, there is generally three types of interior plaster there is wood lath that dates back to the 1900’s. There’s rock lath and plaster that started getting installed in the late 1950’s then there’s plaster that was installed over wire lath which is the most expensive there is the least expensive that would be applying pink plaster weld maybe applying some structure for base-coat to fill all the rough spots then apply the old time finish with lime and gauging plaster. Then there’s applying g wire lath over exiting walls in your home not removing any trim working to the crown molding faking into trim so you won’t have the trouble removing trim this is a little bit more money but a lot more labor which means little more money but chance of any cracking is very small for repairing cracking over the rock lathe bonding with plaster weld embedding drivel mesh over cracked areas work great and haven’t had issues doing this system some guys like embedding the hole ceiling in mesh this could and would be don if there where small trim molding on ceiling over wood lath work There is so many different scenarios it hard to discuss all every situation is usually different. There’s textures this also is a great way to save money because there’s a little less labor involved in sand finish compared to smooth finish.
Blue board is a dry wall product that we also plaster over for new installations. The cost is more than although is a much nicer finish than dry wall. Usually we tape the seams with dry wall tape and a dura bond product then base coat and hard coat finish, this is another cost saving installation over using rock lath which would be 3/8 thick board type dry wall board with another 1/2 inch of plaster on top of it but getting the same nice plaster finish.
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