How to Repair a Lathe & Plaster Ceiling?

Answer Before drywall came along, lathe and plaster was the standard way to cover walls and ceilings. Strips of wood lathe were nailed to joists and studs, then covered in plaster. When part of your plast... Read More »

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How to Repair a Lath & Plaster Ceiling?

When your plaster ceiling begins to sag or bulge, it requires your immediate attention before it collapses. Plaster is very heavy and needs to be anchored securely. Over time, plaster can lose its ... Read More »

What types of tools were used with traditional horse hair plaster over wood lathe How does one use these tools to make perfectly smooth walls?

Answer I would assume a simple, but long wooden trowel similar to a mortar trowel, perhaps with some upturned skids at the end so overlapping strokes do not make unwanted marks in the plaster. I ... Read More »

How to Put Sheetrock on a Ceiling Over the Plaster?

A cracked, scarred old plaster ceiling doesn't have to be torn down and replaced to get a smooth, flat sheetrock ceiling. As long as the plaster isn't falling down, you can sheetrock over it. Hangi... Read More »

Tools for Ceiling Plaster?

Plaster is not used often in modern houses, but in older homes it is usually one of the most commonly used materials for walls and ceilings. Plaster mainly went out of use because of the skill requ... Read More »