After we took the wallpaper down in our dining room, the walls looked pretty good, but there were a few holes and cracks and a couple of places where the plaster was separating from the lathe.  We hired a plasterer who had done some work in our house before for the previous owners to clean them up a little.

The plasterer originally planned to screw the plaster back into the lathe in the places where it had started to separate, then patch the holes and cracks and touch up any other imperfections in the wall without doing a full skim-coat.  Once he started working on it, though, he decided the walls were in worse shape than he’d originally estimated and he wound up removing the plaster down to the lathe in a couple of the worse spots and then skim coating the whole room.

One place where the plaster was removed from the dining room walls.

One place where the plaster was removed from the dining room walls.

By the time the plasterer finished, the entire house was covered in a thick layer of plaster dust, but the dining room walls looked perfect.  When the plasterer left, there were still a couple sections that were pretty wet and we’ll need to do a little sanding to blend them in with the rest of the wall now that they’re dry.  Besides that, though, the new plaster is perfectly smooth and ready to be painted!

A new patch of plaster that's not quite dry yet

A new patch of plaster that's not quite dry yet

The skim-coated walls

The skim-coated walls

2 thoughts on “Dining Room Plaster Work Completed

  1. Adnan says:

    Haha! Your dining room is looking interesting.

  2. angashley says:

    Informative and interesting Blog! Beautifully written, as usual, I like the post. Thank you so much for nice sharing with us. Keep posting!

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