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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. Demo Plaster Walls (00:60)

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

  2. 2. Ceiling Holes (05:49)

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

  3. 3. Bamboo Bath (06:20)

    Matt comes up with creative uses for a single sheet of bamboo.

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

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

  5. 5. Exposing Brick (00:00:60)

    John DeSilvia shares practical advice on exposing brick.

  6. 6. Learn How to Apply Finish Plaster on Walls

    Get step-by-step instructions for finishing your walls with topcoat plaster from DIYNetwork.com.

  7. 7. Removing a Popcorn Ceiling (00:05:59)

    Paul Ryan provides tips for removing a dated popcorn-textured ceiling.

  8. 8. How to Remove a Linen Cloth Wall Covering from Plaster Walls

    Find out how one couple removes a linen cloth wall covering from a plaster wall with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Venetian Plaster Backsplash (01:54)

    Marc shows homeowners how to create a Venetian plaster backsplash.

  10. 10. Creating Mini Bookends (01:00)

    Make these mini bookends using plaster & a paper cup then decorate them.

  11. 11. How to Repair a Plaster Wall

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to repair holes in a plaster wall.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Hanging Drywall (01:48)

    Barbara Morris and Cindy Higby share their drywall-hanging experiences.

  13. 13. How to Stucco (01:23)

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

  14. 15. 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
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