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Patching Holes in Plaster Walls

1 With masonry chisel cut until you encounter solid plaster. Clean out remaining debris.

 

2. To make a stronger repair, undercut edges.

3. If wood is present behind hole, attach an expanded-metal lath to the wood lath with a staple.

4. Starting with the sides and working inward, fill hole with ready-mix compound.
5. With a brush, moisten back and edges of hole
6. Starting with the sides and working inward, fill hole with ready-mix compound. Let Dry, and repeat step 5, 2 more times.

7. Wipe with a wet brush then smooth with the edge of a broadknife. After 24 hours, sand patch. When plaster is hard, paint.

 

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