DIY repairing the water damaged Plaster Walls

DIY repairing the water damaged Plaster Walls

Whenever water damages your walls and ceilings, you must detect the source of water leakage and repair it first with the help of los angeles water damage restoration. After this you can start repairing the plaster walls but make sure that plaster is completely dried out. If the wall has 3 coat plasters then the water might damage the first surface layer or the whole 3 layers. This depends upon the amount of water leakage. The repairing of the walls that have been damaged only on the surface is done in one way and the walls whose 3 surfaces are damaged should be repaired in another way. Here we would discuss the surface damage and it’s repairing tips.


#1- Removal of the Damaged Plaster

The damaged materials (bubbling and peeling paint, degrading lath and crumbling plaster coats) must be removed immediately before starting the repairing process. The loose paint and other soft materials must also be scratched with help of a blade or knife.

#2- Removals of the Dust and Prime

Now the second step in repairing a water damaged plaster wall is the removals of dust and prime. This could be done with help of a stiff nylon brush. After this wash the wall and let it be completely dry. After this, apply an oil based good primer that will help to protect the surface of wall from the stains that bleed through the finished paint. This bleeding could cause bubbling in the new painted surface. Let the primer be dried completely. Oil based primer will take a little longer to dry as compared to the dry primers.

#3- Repairing of the Plaster

A joint compound must be filled in the damaged parts. This will help in leveling of the wall.

#4- Scraping and Sand

Now after leveling the wall with help of mud, sand paper must be used to remove the roughness and bumps. After this take a clean wet rag or sponge to wipe off the dust.

#5- Application of a Second Coat

After this, apply the second coat of mud on the damaged wall. The deepest parts must be filled in by heavy coats and lighter damages must be filled in by lighter coats. Again clean the dust from the surface after the drying of the mud.

#6- Final paint

After the drying of the last coat, dust must be wiped off with help of a moist rag. Finally apply the paint of your own choice.


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