What would you say is the life expectancy of drywall, versus plaster? Am restoring a 1880’s home in Ventura County. Generally, the lifespans for both tend to be estimated in decades. The wind-driven rain found its way into the front wall of our house and traveled down into the basement. All rights reserved. In any case where the crack does extend through the paper – or if the tape has come loose from the wall – you should use a knife to cut the tape about six to 12 inches from both ends of the crack. Note: A scratch or ‘key’ coat refers to a base coat which is lightly scratched before the plaster dries and the top coat/s are applied. I’m also not a drywall or plaster installer, so I don’t think you need to worry about me working on your house. Dear sdsdf, please use your real name if you’re inclined to comment here in the future (as we tend to delete anything else as spam or content someone is not willing to put their name on). There are numerous drywall patching kits available for holes up to six inches in diameter. As many of you know by now, I’m a stickler for historic accuracy when it comes to remodeling. Drywall’s lifespan can be measured in decades, or less if it gets wet. I have been in the plastering industry for over 40 years. The two main methods are wet-plastering or … *sigh*, Learning skim plastering isn’t diy … it takes a while to develop the skill, but it isn’t that hard. Fit the drywall for backing and shape it as close as possible to the hole. If the hole doesn’t extend to studs on either side, you’ll need to reinforce it yourself using a piece of drywall slightly larger than the hole. The only drywall is where newer work was completed (before my purchase). Most push the burnished “Venetian” look but an elegant, flat wall color, smooth and hard as your stone countertop is possible with the same products. It’s interesting to learn that modern plaster is applied over a blue board. The contractor is saying the job is fine and “all plaster is chaulky.” We’ve paid out $10k so far and he is looking for the rest. Fill the screw holes and cover the board joints with tape and joint filler (known as tape and jointing). Convinced that you need to replaster your pool, but wondering what is involved? Traditional wet plaster materials and methods. I’d avoid the foam. Having applied scrim tape to the joints and nail heads of the wall that you are about to skim, mix the correct amount of plaster to a smooth creamy consistency making sure that ALL lumps are out and dry patches around the mixing bucket are mixed in. I have an Ohio house that was built in 1910. The old style was usually applied over lath, but that method is exceedingly rare these days. Therefore, if speed and cost are a priority, plasterboard is by far the better option. I think his number is (619) 957-3267. The boards are mounted onto timber battens or studs. I want the plaster, even if I have to spend more for it. It’s quick and crack-free but many people don’t like the rough, matt finish it produces. Sand the area and then wipe away any dust before finally laying down the new coat of paint. If you have any cracks in your walls you should apply scrim tape. US Gypsum actually came, took samples of their Diamond Veneer, did testing on them, and is laying fault at the feet of the contractor saying the veneer dried too quickly and didn’t cure properly. It should be hard and dense and not able to dig into it. From here, fill in the crack with fresh compound and apply some compound to the wall surface from where the tape was just removed. Your use is a violation of copyright law—- it’s illegal. The job prices out to nearly the same as doing a Level 6 drywall and then painting several coats of paint. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Place the 2x4s vertically inside the hole on each side and secure them to the drywall with screws, then place your piece of drywall into the hole and secure it to the 2x4s with screws. Also, it does little for the overall air­tightness of the house as it is difficult to seal. Vella Venetian Plaster out of San Diego. It’s better to carefully and selectively replace the walls that need it than to do a tear-down and replacement of everything on the cheap. For this reason, I left your comment up, however I removed the expletive directed at another commenter. Plastering FAQ Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. Total - £360.00. I’m sold on it. Thanks for this info. You can re-wire an old plaster house the same way they did it when electricity was first installed – by fishing the wires behind the baseboards. If you’re replastering your ceiling to remove Artex , it’s worth getting clued up on the costs with our dedicated guide. Hi Sam, I’d say my thoughts still pretty much stand from when the post was written. Use a straight edge, like a stick, to make certain it is below the plane . Simply beautiful product. . Homebuilding is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Had a relative with a scar on her head when a ceiling fell on her as a child. project. . Hi TJ. Hi Jennifer. Many people consider plaster finishes to be more high end than drywall, and they have seen a surge in popularity. If you’re paranoid about that kind of thing this may sway your thinking. Anyway, they had to tear it down due to fire and smoke. Get a grip. The contactors that I have talked to want to tear down all the plaster walls to rewire, replumb and insulate the house. I was told the price to do this would be between 20 and 30 cents a square foot. The way you’ll want to repair the damage will depend primarily on the size, type, and location of the crack or hole. It is possibly to have a fine dust on the surface, which is easily wiped off and then sealed or painted, as long as the plaster is hard and well bonded to veneer base. This allows for natural movement in your home and prevents your plaster from cracking. You then can hopper the second coat and trowel this finish. Plastering over Artex - Two techniques for a fresh finish Two different ways of plastering over Artex textured finishes If you’re ready to make a change to a textured wall or ceiling, there are two ways of plastering over Artex textured finishes. These days you have two general options when it comes to finishing walls: the first is standard drywall, which we’re all pretty familiar with. Some might describe me as obsessive or possibly deranged, but they’re just haters. Look folks, the three coat plaster system wall is dead, and not coming back. For your convenience, apply the plaster in rows that are about a metre long. What was the weather like during aplication? And there’s no reason all the walls in a house have to be the same; one can plaster the areas near light fixtures, then double-X-rated-drywall or cement-board the areas that get lots of abuse or need better sound and fire protection. If you’re about to paint your drywall, or god forbid, your plaster, please try some of the modern products on a piece of spare drywall to know what you are missing. Fermacell is a popular high-performance board used by many self-builders. Once that coat dries, sand to smooth it out and apply a final coat of compound. Because Plaster is a bit thicker, more solid, and has more mass, plaster is also a somewhat better sound barrier. We’re struggling to work out what to do about the whole thing as the weeks slip by and we can’t move our family in or continue to next stages. Wet plaster also gives a smooth, shiny coat that is ideal for painting and covers up all manner of blemishes, making for neat junctions in doorways and windows. Termites are common. Once you’ve cut a drywall piece to the right size, place it over the hole and trace around it with a pencil. Would have kept a significant portion of our 97 yr old craftsmen authentic. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. The plaster was applied over metal mesh. Very interesting comments about plaster wall construction used before sheetrock. the other option was to have two layers of heavy weight lining paper put up over well sanded walls - which is the option we went for. I have done and inspected a lot of Diamond Veneer. Sheets of plasterboard are stuck against blockwork walls with dabs of adhesive, leaving a small cavity between the blockwork and board. It’s expensive (twice the price of basic plasterboard) but de-skills the wall finishing, so it’s ideal for DIYers. Just like the first time wash your walls with sugar soap. Hi Marc. Even if you use a harder more durable mud or plaster, it will still most likely crack because of the age of your house, and the fact that your walls are already cracking (and will probably continue to do so). Good luck with the project! Full Member. I am going to DIY with a couple of guys a new system to plaster over fresh drywall. Thank you in advance…. It’s not like he was trying to make money off of it. It can be made to set with any number of pozzolans. Plaster is a type of dry powder made of cement and sand to be blended with water to form a paste for skim-coating wall surfaces like brick walls and other masonry substrates for smoother finishing. Unfortunately, we had an issue with a 3×4 ft area of plaster cracking and crumbling off of the wall. I love plaster walls, they feel like stone. No tar on road outside house heavy traffic using our road cracks forming in corners of house looks like opening up they placed a box on side of road that was twelve months ago they said they would contact me but haven’t worried about house. If you have it, keep it; rehab it with a good skim and it will last lifetimes if not abused too much. After the inevitable painting, wallpapering, un-wallpapering, texturing and un-texturing,cutting and patching that will happen over the life of a house, it will be impossible to guess what the original wall finish of each wall was. Remember, no painting is needed the paint is within the product. Unfortunately I don’t personally know any plasterers in Ventura county. First off, my apologies. Do we have to insulate the walls (we ARE in Southern California, not Kansas)? The price includes two skim coats and there’s a window in the room too. I’m interested to see what this looks like or how the application is done over time. Thanks for this info! Just browsing the net for pictures of what I want to try and re-create in my home and came across this amazingly well put together article of exactly what I want but I’m disappointed because since it’s not diy and it’s last on the priority list of things to spend money on getting other people to do in my home it’ll probably never happen. The points below highlight why it makes more sense to hire an experienced professionalto plaster your walls: 1. Thanks for contributing to the discussion. Sherri, you sum up what’s wrong here in the U.S. It’s all about money, right? But for houses, new and old, that aren’t of any historical significance, there are pros and cons to either. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! Sorry again for any distress this caused you and best of luck with your work. Very interesting commentary! Skim-coat plasters are trowelled on to produce a smooth, gloss finish ready for painting. Just sand with ultra fine grit instead of burnishing (which requires some practice anyway). 2. Large scale DIY jobs present the same problem: if you have hacked the plaster off half a wall it will probably be better to replaster the whole of it rather than simply making good the damaged area. It can also take a long time to dry out, especially in winter when it can create a three- to four-week delay on site. These are for reinforcement. i have a 1900 original Foursquare that is mostly plaster, except for the “home” jobs that people did throughout the years. This is vital if you have kids that think your house is a indoor race track. Even when they are, the finish durability is still underwhelming when compared to cement-like plaster. Here are some important factors to consider when replastering or resurfacing your pool: Can you tell me who your plaster installer was? Plaster is much harder than drywall. You DO NOT want to get rid of lime plaster walls for ANY reason. Is there a less invasive way to proceed? Walls which are intact but have a poor surface because of previous patching could be another candidate. The color is in the Vella system and so no painting is needed. This is one of the most common jobs for plasterers which some home owners can probably carry out on their own. The actual lifespan of drywall and plaster varies pretty widely, and the figures themselves are debated. It’s just not going to happen in a week. Good luck! hessian). Apply joint tape over joint between old and new with all purpose joint compound. Repairing or re-skimming over existing plaster to correct blemishes in plaster. The average cost to skim a ceiling can range anywhere between £200-£500 for a professional plasterer. Plaster is harder than drywall, and as a result is better able to weather daily wear and tear. They are really helpful and I like the samples that we did at a work shop. Blue board looks like sheetrock (other than the color), but it’s designed to handle the high degree of moisture in wet plaster, and it’s engineered to create a tight bond with the plaster compound. The joints between the boards are covered with scrim (i.e. Ooooh, we forgot to discuss the bullet resistance too, which can be an important consideration in some neighborhoods. These areas will be chalky. Please take it down immediately or contact me to credit it fully and pay for it. Once the compound is dry, add a second thin coat over the taped area, spreading the compound out onto the surrounding surface. All in all though, the two techniques are fairly comparable in overall price. That says it all. Patching a hole. I wanted the plaster put back up but funding is not there.Do drywall and plaster have the same insulation properties or is one better then the other? Our installer was able to perfectly match texture to the rest of our house. Mark Brinkley looks at the main options and their cost — and explains how to make the right decision for your home. Various high-performance boards offer acoustic improvements (such as Gyproc ThermaLine SUPER), moisture-resistance and fireproofing; some boards are designed for use in wet areas and as tile backers. Wow, I don’t want you anywhere near my house. While there isn’t a lot of difference in cost between the materials involved in wet and dry plastering, it takes twice as long to do the work on wet plastering, increasing labour costs. Thanks! Assuming a quality installation/materials and normal usage with no water damage, I would expect both wall types to last 40+ years, but the actual figure can be two or more times that. I also have a 1910 house that I’ve just remodeled and stuck with the plaster (and the push button light switches in the LR etc). Look folks, the three coat plaster system wall is dead, and not coming back. The cheapest route is to specify full size boards (1.2m x 2.4m) at standard thickness (12.5mm). You may be able to find contractors that are more preservation-minded who can find ways to save some of the plaster from demolition. Sorry for all the questions, and thanks again! USG makes a spray on clear sealer that might keep it from chalking. Hello, nice article and comments. This is more commonly done on small areas of wall where sections of old plaster have come away and is done as a ‘patching in’ job, rather than over an entire wall. Without knowing the details of the condition of your plumbing, electrical and home particulars, it’s hard for us to comment on what may or may not be necessary or possible with the restoration. Skimcoat. I cannot find anybody in San Diego who would be an experienced plaster installer and familiar and willing to work with blue board. This is also how ceiling finishes are dealt with, whatever the build system. The majority of the interior walls are the original lath & plaster. It was an informational article. Plaster is more fire resistant than drywall. Sometimes, it’s downright impossible. Plastering requires the use of specialised tools and equipment that you wouldn’t want to purchase just for the occasional plast… Longevity is not really an issue with drywall, as it is intended to be disposable and cheap to purchase and install. The guy was trying to explan about fundamental differences in home building and all you care about is making money off of a photo. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. Hi Scott. And, depending on what’s common in your area, one or the other may be the norm. It makes the whole home feel more secure and solid – because it is. Chances are you’ll make a horrific mess. Our local box store sold us some Durabond 90 and mesh tape to use for the joints (I plan to use it to fill in some small spots as well. We don’t have deep pockets and are trying to do as much as we can ourselves. Skim coating over the plaster that is already cracking would not be a good idea. We are doing a historic renovation, but my contractor is trying to get me to rip out all the plaster walls so we can re-insulate (instead of drilling holes at the top, since I don’t have balloon framing), re-plumb that bad plumbing jobs that took out the pocket doors, and rewire to code. Scrim tape is basically a mesh that is often applied between the joints of plaster boards. Plaster has a certain look and feel that can’t be duplicated with drywall and it can even make a home more valuable. http://www.diyplastering.co.uk Learn how to skim a ceiling - the basic diy skills needed for skimming a ceiling. To skim a ceiling with plaster, first, dab some clean water on the ceiling where you plan to apply the plaster. I feel it was a big mistake. Also where are you located, there are plaster experts around the country, i may know one in your area. You should fill in the crack with fresh compound and then let it dry completely. Either way, I expect the plaster walls to crack some. While the compound is still wet, place a strip of fiberglass tape over the seam. Live and learn. The photo is copyrighted. My plaster guy wants to use greenboard, which I know is wrong. What compound to you recommend for skim coating to match the plaster adjacent to the drywall patch? In most cases, these kits come with a reinforced center panel surrounded by self-sticking tape requiring you to simply adhere the patch to the wall and cover with drywall compound. If your walls predate 1900 it is certainly lime, a vastly superior material which has the unfortunate nature of taking way too long to cure. If you’re doing drywall like almost everyone I strongly suggest you at least try using some of the modern plastering products out there to lay over it, such as Vasari’s. They are expensive and tend to be used by people interested in natural materials, or wanting walls that breathe. hessian). I tore out plaster on recommendation from a contractor. Do you know if they used an accelerator or retarder? I think TJ’s point was basically this was not intentional, yet you immediately jumped down the guys throat publicly. Bath the veneer plaster systems are more popular in Europe than drywall. For medium rooms, you can expect to pay from £420 and £550 respectively. Good afternoon, For vinyl emulsion, I criss-cross scratch all over the surface with an old scraper & then go over it with a very stiff wire brush. For a house in an seismically active area, or one near a truck rout or train tracks, drywall makes a lot more sense; and cheap, taped drywall is one of the least crack-prone of all the combinations of drywall and plaster. Tim, I’m fully with you on everything but the rewiring. If I have my house appraised will it be worth more with plaster walls or will it not make a difference? If you’re really concerned about sound proofing, check out our review and use of, Plaster is a more unique skilled trade. For a great finish, you really need to hire a recommended pro with years of experience. to add to my thoughts. Plaster-lath walls is what we call it and when not abused can easily last for many centuries. Any and all insights and recommendations are welcome! Plaster has been around much longer than drywall, and, as a result, you can find buildings hundreds of years old that might still have their original plaster intact. How do you look at yourself in the mirror? Because we wanted plaster, we contracted a local plasterer for $20k for blueboard through finished surface but what we got was a chaulky mess that chips right off in layers almost down to the blueboard. Then more practice you do the better you will get at it! If this isn't an option, you need to remove all the old plaster back to the brick, prime and then replaster. My builder is offering us the choice of either. here's a chainsaw." Thanks for explaining the benefits of plaster. Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Simple to understand and gives a smooth, durable finish. my house was built in 1926 in Burbank and the lath is maple wood. There are two rival methods for finishing plasterboard. When a crack takes shape, it is most often along a seam where two separate sheets of drywall come together. Checkout Vasari’s plaster products they’re made for DIYers. Maybe we’ll luck out and an actual appraiser will weigh-in here, but if not, I’d call an appraiser or two and just get their opinion on it if you’re actually considering using one material over another for the purposes of maximizing the house value or appraisal. “. There are few things more frustrating than a crack or hole appearing in your drywall, and while there are certain steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of either taking shape, sometimes they are simply inevitable. If you have it, keep it; rehab it with a good skim and it will last lifetimes if not abused too much. Big problems result from broken keyways. Plasterer in Bellingham WA? Drywall consists of gypsum sheets (sheetrock) screwed or nailed to the studs. Do not drive nails in it though. Signs that it may be time to start planning to replaster the pool include: Mineral Stains: Copper, iron and other minerals in the water can stain the plaster, giving the pool a dingy look. It’s a skilled process, unsuitable for DIY self-builders to attempt, and good plasterers can be hard (and expensive) to find. And all walls that a properly made will last 100+ years, drywall or plaster! But it is the mixing of the skim plaster where it all goes wrong for many new to plastering. Visit our corporate site. Totally unnecessary and tragic. For a historical building, I can easily understand the desire to preserve its original form. When old wallpaper taken off, the plaster walls had some very long cracks 1/2″ or more wide- not sure how to fix or whether to go with drywall. Is it better to jack up or crib a house in the spring/summer when there is more humidity (Kentucky), or is that not a factor? What % up charge would you say to expect with plaster? No one actually spoke about the lath that plaster was put onto in the old days. When cracks or holes do arise, most are fairly easy to repair in not much time – if you know what you’re working with. Drywall feels cheap and crappy by comparison. Modern plaster, on the other hand, is typically applied over a special type of wall board referred to as blue board. Get the latest news, expert advice and product inspiration straight to your inbox. This is often the weak point in the method, because the scrim doesn’t always mask the gap and cracks appear if the backing timber moves, which tends to happen in new builds. As we are new to this, I’d appreciate any advice on this. I would never go back to drywall in a million years — plastering is just 1000x better in every way. Example 2. You will only need to finish your drywall at a level 3 finish. Patching a deeper crack. We were able to find a true plaster craftsman with decades of experience and a great reputation here in San Diego. There are two basic board thicknesses: 9.5mm for 400mm spacings and 12.5mm for 600mm. Veneer ( Diamond) plaster should not be chalky. My question is where do you find blue board. 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