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How to Restore Cracked Plaster

Restoration of an old urban home addresses cracked and damaged plaster.

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Materials

  • drywall screws
  • plaster washers
  • large cellulose sponge
  • 2-3 gallons of room-temperature water
  • box of perlited plaster
  • gallon of bonding primer
  • gypsum wall compound

Tools

  • five-way tool or other scraping device
  • utility knife
  • 3-4" taping knife
  • 6" wide taping knife
  • 10"-12" wide taping knife
  • cordless screw gun or drywall gun
  • ladder and walk boards
  • drill with paint mixing paddle
  • rubber base grout-float
  • trowel
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • drop cloths
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • spray bottle
  • safety glasses and dust mask

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