How to Put Drywall Over Plaster?

Answer Hanging drywall over plaster hides cracks, holes, stains and other imperfections on the wall. Plaster is a hard cement-based, one-piece wall or ceiling that many times requires professional repair ... Read More »

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How do I tape and plaster drywall?

TapingUse a drywall blade to spread a coat of joint compound (mud) along a seam. Spread this so that it is a little wider than the tape and do not leave any bare patches or voids. Measure a length ... Read More »

Is it OK to drywall over horse hair plaster ceilings?

You can affix drywall over old plaster walls and ceilings. You will, however, need to clean up the plaster before you put up the drywall to ensure proper fitting. Also, make sure the supports behin... Read More »

Spackling Compound Vs. Plaster or Drywall Compound for Repairs?

The best material for repairs depends on the extent of the damage to be repaired and the type of material being repaired. A general rule is to make repairs with like materials, but drywall compound... Read More »

The Difference Between Casting Plaster & Plaster of Paris?

Plaster of Paris is the most recognized name for casting plaster, but the two terms are used interchangeably. There are several different types of plaster that can be used for a variety of casting.