It was rather clever how he filled the hole in the living room. I thought we would have to open the hole bigger, but he didn't have to.
|This is the before picture|
|He screwed in a long vertical board into the back of the remaining lath and drywall to provide structure then he installed some more horizontal lath boards|
|He put in a wire mesh over the top|
|Close up of the wire mesh. The blue stuff around the opening is bonding agent (glue)|
|He filled the opening with plaster|
|Let dry overnight|
|Then finish coat it with a finer material (I didn't ask what it was)|
|All done. Once it dries for a few days, I can repaint.|
Oh, and this was just delivered......
How long do you wait before you paint fresh plaster? Our guy told us to wait until it wasn't colder that the rest of the wall. That took about 2 months.ReplyDelete
I asked him that and he said because it was such a small area, and the house is nice and dry, he thought we could paint it in about 3 days. When we had the rooms upstairs plastered (during summer), he recommended we wait 10 days.Delete