Fixing Cracked Plaster and Filling large holes

After the wallpaper in this room was removed, I noticed several cracks in the plaster.  Plaster is the old way of building walls.  A series of 1/4″ x 2″ wide slat boards were nailed over the wall studs and then plaster was smeared and smoothed over it.  Do to a home settling or structural issues, the plaster can crack.  Unless the plaster is cracked to point of crumbling, it can be easily fixed.  Here’s a video on how to repair cracked plaster and fill holes in plaster.

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To fix cracked plaster you will need:

Utility knife
drywall mud
spatula
sanding block
120 grit sandpaper
primer
roller, paint pan, paint brush

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To patch holes you will need:

Drywall screws
Utility knife
drywall mud
spatula
sanding block
120 grit sandpaper
primer
roller, paint pan, paint brush
joint tape
driver
phillips bit
drywall saw

 

 

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