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    IBEW Electrician big2bird's Avatar
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    Default Plaster tips

    I am remodeling my house, and part of the plan is to repair dome cracks in my button board/plaster hallway. The plan is to roll on concrete glue, add fiber mesh, and skim coat the affected areas. Any tips/suggestions/ideas?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Pay someone to do it! Getting a nice, flat, skim coat (and even worse is a textured coat that looks good) is an acquired skill, few people can accomplish without a lot of trial and error, and wasted time and materials.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    DIY Junior Member brewdesign's Avatar
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    V out the cracks with a utility knife until you reach gypsum board or lath. Clean crack with wet sponge then fill with brown bag setting compound.

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