Our goal in this section is to show you how to repair plaster surfaces using drywall materials and compounds. Methods you can use with minimal skills and on the job learning; not something that takes half a lifetime to learn, as would be the case if you were restoring it with the original materials.
Plaster is one of the most durable interior wall surfaces you will ever encounter. Unless you have moisture penetration or other physical damage plaster walls are good for at least 50 years and quite often far longer.
In time though plaster, especially plaster over wood lath may fail; moisture inside the walls will greatly accelerate the process. When that happens your options are to repair or replace it.
Some times the best course of action is to strip the walls of plaster and lath, insulate them and restore with drywall.
I have a series of at least seven articles planned for this section. I am posting two of them to introduce the topic and will add more as I finish writing them.
A Photo Illustrated Guide to Repairing Failed Plaster Part 2 02-08-2020
As luck would have it happen, good or bad I am not sure, some tenants moved out last week and left me with this little projec......