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How to Apply Finish Plaster on Walls

Finishing (skimming) with topcoat plaster is an art that takes practice to get a smooth finish. Follow these steps to master the techni...

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Top 43 Plaster Projects

  1. 1. How to Restore Cracked Plaster

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  2. 2. How to Stucco (01:23)

    Get step-by-step instructions on stucco application & finishing techniques.

  3. 3. Leaky Roof Becomes Problematic (00:03:43)

    Nicole grows frustrated with a leaky roof that continues to damage walls.

  4. 4. Ceiling Holes (05:49)

    Amy Matthews shows a homeowner how to patch holes in the bathroom ceiling.

  5. 5. Paint Primer Basics (02:38)

    Find out why a primer is a key ingredient for a quality paint job.

  6. 6. Grotto Cave (00:20:00)

    JP dreams of a retreat that's reminiscent of his father's Colombian cafe.

  7. 7. How to Repair Damaged Plaster Walls

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to easily repair a damaged plaster wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How To Repair the Walls and Ceiling in a Dining Room

    Learn how to give a dining room an overhaul with improvements to the walls and ceiling.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Exposing Brick (00:60)

    John DeSilvia shares practical advice on exposing brick.

  10. 10. Drywall Hole Repairs (01:49)

    Whether the hole is in drywall or plaster, here are tips for patching.

  11. 11. Scary Halloween Tree (00:04:09)

    Celebrate Halloween by making a spooky tree.

  12. 12. Demo Plaster Walls (00:60)

    John DeSilvia shares practical advice on how to demo plaster walls.

  13. 13. Colored Clay Plaster Wall Coat (04:55)

    Check out a way to put color on your walls without using paint at all.

  14. 14. How to Create a Venetian Plaster Backsplash

    Venetian plaster is an easy, inexpensive option for adding color and texture to your walls. Follow these steps to create a Venetian pla...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Tuscan Plastered Walls (03:55)

    Bring some Tuscany into your home with textured plaster walls.

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