The plasterer, John, has been hard at work repairing the walls in the guest bedroom. He spent the last couple of days patching the holes then putting up a base coat and a finish coat. He also did a great job with minimal masking to keep the wood nice and clean. The room looks so much better!
It was interesting the way he covered over that big hole from the stove pipe. He cleared away the loose plaster and enlarged the hole a bit and coated it with a bonding agent—Weld-Crete. Then he cut a wire mesh down to the same size as the hole. He held the mesh in place and drove screws into the lathe so it would stay put. Then he applied a plaster base coat.
Mesh screwed in place over lathe
Plaster applied over mesh
Tomorrow he'll be back to put a finish coat on the ceiling.