How Can You Repair Your Plaster Walls?

by Abhinav G. Movie Enthusiast

There’s no denying that sooner or later, most plastered ceilings or walls will develop cracks. Even though the cracks might not take place on the smoother surfaces, they can start appearing in the areas where two flat surfaces join each other. Moreover, other factors such as structural expansion, wind pressure, traffic vibration, shrinkage, and other household activities will directly contribute towards the same. 

So, if you see cracks on your plastered walls, including even hairline cracks, then it's highly recommended that you get the inevitable patching done before the situation gets worse. Moments like these are when you require professional services for GIB stopping in Auckland. However, if you want to go ahead with the DIY route, then you shouldn't sweat as we'll provide you with some neat solutions. 

Repairing The Plaster Wall Via DIY Methods

  • Fixing Major Cracks

The first thing that you need to do is to clean away all the worn-out materials that will appear loose in and around the crack. Since the crack will be fairly large, you'll need to fill that cracked area with a new coat of plaster. Once done, wait for the plaster to dry up, which will take anywhere between four hours to twenty-four hours, depending upon your nearby weather conditions and the amount of plaster that you've utilized for the same.

  • Fixing Minor Cracks

If you're dealing with small-sized cracks or hairline cracks, then also the process remains the same. Firstly, you need to brush away all the remaining dust from the cracks. Once done, you have to dampen the cracked surface with a sponge or water spray. After that, apply your plaster and then smoothen out the excess. Let the plaster dry within a couple of hours, which should be anywhere between two to four hours. Finally, you need to use sandpaper to smoothen out the usual unevenness in the plaster. Remember to utilize fine-grit sandpaper. 

Patching Any Holes In The Plastered Wall

The general process that involves patching the walls is the same as plastering cracks, so you can proceed to use the same procedure. The process can be briefly explained as follows:

  • Undercutting

  • Cleaning

  • Dampening

  • New plaster application

Repairing Any Bulge In The Plastered Wall

If you want to repair any plastered wall bulge, you have to first create a hole at the very same place where the bulge has taken place. You can do this using a simple household hammer, which will loosen the plaster and fall out. 

Once done, you can apply a new coat of plaster to the same area and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Lastly, proceed to sand the surface, as per usual. And voila, you’ll get a new, bulge-free plastered wall. 

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