“A t the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can.” – Kevin Garnett
Here are the do’s and don’t’s when you want to fix plaster ceiling in your home:
- Fill in the plaster to fix plaster ceiling cracks. You can do this if and only if the cracks are small, less than 0.25-inch wide, and are not discolored. This is better and easier than patching the cracks up.
- Know the reason behind the problem so that you will know how to mend it. Before you can fix plaster ceiling water damage, you have to first clear away the plaster that covers the affected area and see if the wood behind it is still okay. If it crumbles when you give it a little push, patch it up with a drywall and then add coatings of plaster to make it look as good as new.
- Make the hole bigger when trying to fix plaster ceiling hole. Although this does not sound logical at all when you hear that you have to enlarge the problem before you can fix the problem, this is the best way to do it.
- Simply reattach the plaster to repair plaster ceiling sagging when it is only an inch or two from the lath. If it is more than that, feel free to repair plaster ceiling with drywall.
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- Remove an old plaster improperly. You cannot fix plaster ceiling this way, and you can maybe increase the problem because of this when the lath comes off with the plaster.
- Patch things up without any idea of the size of the damage. A piece of drywall that is smaller than the damage is ideal to fix plaster ceiling rose.
- Limit the number of screws that you are going to use to attach the drywall patch to the ceiling beam. The screws should be at most 5 inches apart to fix plaster ceiling.
- Repair plaster ceiling swirls by only applying a plaster compound. Copy the swirls to make the ceiling look like nothing has happened to it.
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