October 31, 2016
How to Repair a Hole in Plaster With Drywall
Sometimes a repair may seem too difficult to do on your own as a DIY-er. Such might appear to be the case with a hole in a plaster wall. The truth is, you don’t necessarily have to repair it with plaster!
Watch this video to learn a simple, easy method for repairing holes in plaster walls with drywall. The techniques used to do this are called “sister-ing” and “shimming”.
This is a great and much easier alternative to re-plastering a hole in a plaster wall. You can get everything you need from your local home improvement store or online. This will help you to avoid having to make a special trip to the building supply store to get plastering supplies.
To do this job, you will need to have:
- A piece of drywall (sheetrock), cut to size
- A drywall saw (different than a keyhole saw)
- A keyhole saw
- 2 scrap pieces of 2×4 wood
- some scrap cardboard
- a power drill with a counter-sinking bit
Take your time, follow Leah’s easy step-by-step instructions, and your plaster walls will soon be looking as good as new again.
You Can Do This!
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