How To Repair A Hole In A Plaster Wall – DIY At Bunnings

How To Repair A Hole In A Plaster Wall – DIY At Bunnings


This morning we’re going to do a repair to
a plaster wall. It’s also going to be noted with this repair job today that the plaster
wall has got hair in it. That is the old style plaster for the older type homes, but the
repair job is exactly the same. Tools that we need for that today would be a joining
tape, plaster. We’ve got a rag just to keep our tools clean, sand paper. We have two spatulas,
a utility knife. And for safety we have a mask and safety glasses. What we are going to do first is that I’m
just going to tap this in a little because it’s come out. So we just give that a little
tap like that. That’s all it needs, just a small tap. Now the next thing which is most
important is the compound has got to adhere to something. The moment we have flaky paint,
so what we do is we get the scraper and we take the flakes off. What I want to do next
is put some compound into the holes. We’ll fill up the hole a little. You’ll see how
that’s flexing already so we’ve gotta make sure that we get plenty on there. What I would like to do now is just get some
sand paper off the roll, sanding block to give you something strong. I’m just going
to sand back a little bit around these edges so that when we put the compound on it will
adhere, rather than just depending on the paint which may flake. Once we’ve sanded that,
what I would like to do next is a bit of tape. It’s adhesive on the back. You can just place
it straight on, like that. Now, it ls a little bit out of the wall because of its own thickness,
but not to worry this is going to sand back beautifully and smooth. What we’re going to
do now, we’re going to put a very light layer of compound over this. Once this is dry, we
will sand it back and then put another layer on. I’ll give this a clean and it’s time for
a cupper. We’ve had the break. We’ve given it the time,
about an hour, hour and a half, and the plaster is now dry. We can give it a good sand and
then get it ready for the final finishing coat. So let’s get into it. If you look closely,
the fibers are slightly there, but it’s dead smooth and this is now gone hard. So that’s
how we want it, beautiful. That’s still nicely sanded down. Make sure we’ve got all the loose
particles off, which we will do. No matter how well we’ve sanded, no matter how well
we done it, there will be little imperfections. So we’re better off getting it smooth as we
can with the tool. And then again let it dry and sand it back. If we look at this, it’s
coming up really well. Nice and smooth, I can run right over it. It will take a very
small amount of sanding. We’ll let it dry and then sand them both back. And it’s ready
for painting!

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