New Year, New Skills

Repairing plaster in an old house has it’s singular art and voodoo. Patching cracks is just the freshman course in wall repair. In the sophomore level of skills are techniques such as re-attaching loose plaster to the wood lath. My preferred method is to make counter sink holes in the plaster and use coarse threaded drywall screws. Other technicians of these dark arts use more specialized plaster washers.

Re-attached plaster

Ultimately, we will skim coat all the wall surfaces in the Kitchen Annex. But, before doing any further work on the window, we had to apply, at least, a base coat of plaster to the rather large hole.

Plaster 101

Can you tell this is my first time?