DIY Patch Damaged Plastered Walls

by Dale Ovenstone

'Patch-In Plastered Walls' E-book Tutorial

Like me, if you are into DIY, but struggling to fix those damaged interior plastered walls yourself

Then this guide was written especially for you. It will show you how to repair damaged plastered walls the simple DIY way

No fuss or hastle, just follow a few simple instructions, each accompanied with full colour photographs, and your walls will be soon be looking good again

No previous experience of plastering required

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Below, you can read more information and the finer details of 'Plaster Your Patch' downloadable e-book

You will need a few essential items to carry out your own DIY wall repairs

The tools you will need to remove lightly damaged areas (blown plaster) are, a sturdy scraper and a lightweight hammer 

The tools you will need for patching-in with plaster are, a basic plastering trowel & hawk set, a medium sized gauging trowel, a builders bucket, plus a small paint brush.

The materials you will need to fix your blown plaster areas are dkimming plaster and PVA sealer/bonding solution (such as one popular brand name, ie; UNIBOND PVA)

Table of Contents:

Why does Plaster come away from the wall? Explanations & causes.

First Steps: Preparing blown areas of damaged plaster. How to prepare the area so the new plaster repair is permenant

What Sealer/Primer Should I Choose? (Importantly, why?)

Everything explained in easy terms about ceiling / wall sealer, primer, bonding, paintingl; so the new plaster material does not dry out too fast. Ensures your new plaster-skim will also bond adequately to the surface

SEALER/PRIMER: Preparing the Area to be Patched: Diluting sealer/primer prior to application. Various kinds of ceiling/wall finishes and how to prepare them so the new plaster sticks

Which Kind of Skimming Plaster Should I Use? 

DIY method for mixing Plaster for patching, and for smaller areas. There is no need for the expense of a mighty power drill

The correct amount of plaster to use for patching, for any particular area size:

PLASTER MIX / CONSISTENCY: for Patching in Walls: Here we get the plaster mixture spot on

New to plastering?: In this section we have a step by step hands-on session for the practitioner to follow & practice to get used to the trowel and hawk transference method. Full colour photographs for each step along the way

Putting your new skills into practice. TRANSFERING: Plaster from Bucket onto the Hawk (Techniques & Methods to Follow)

TRANSFERING: Plaster from Hawk onto Trowel (& back again) This bit may be a bit messy at first, but you'll soon master transference of plaster from hawk to trowel and eventually to wall. Don't get too cocky yet, there's still much practice to be gained

APPLYING Plaster to a Blown Patch Area of a wall surface: Strokes & methods (how to use a plastering trowel) to apply plaster

(Hope you are enjoying it so far? Below is even more fun) 

LAYING ON: First Stroke of Skimming Plaster (Using a Trowel to Float On the material to the wall: Simple DIY Method)

Now, at this stage, you may want to congratulate yourself. You are doing very well

PREPARATION OF: Perimeter of Patch Area after you laid on the first coat of plaster (set 1) A little bit of making good

When you have done this, you may even have time to go make a cup of tea, if all's gone well

Using the 'TOUCH TEST TECHNIQUE' to Test when to begin second coating of plaster (set 2!)

Using WATER & FLOATING TROWEL TECHNIQUE to Blend in the New Plaster with the Existing Wall Surface.

At this point, this is where you would normally get carried away and feel almost professional with your new trowel skills

FINAL STAGES: Floating up the new Patch to a smooth Finish so that it blends into the existing wall

All done

Pat yourself on the back clean any mess and clean off your tools

Allow your patched wall to dry completely, then decorate as normal


If you are serious about fixing your damaged plastered walls yourself, the simple DIY way, then this step by step instructional e-book tutorial will help you do just that

If you wish to contact me I would love to hear from you:

Regards, Dale Ovenstone

Go on, Create a Craze! 2017


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