How do I repair holes in plaster walls??

by Lori

I have a huge hole in my plaster wall! It’s about 8” in diameter. Please help!

  4 answers
  • Janice Janice on Aug 03, 2018

    Hi Lori, repairing holes in plaster is a bit different than repairing holes in newer homes that are framed with sheetrock installed. Here's a link to step by step instructions. It looks as though it has great advice.

    Hope it helps you.

  • KLI122 KLI122 on Aug 03, 2018

    I’m no carpenter but in my 1832 home in PA I saw it done. He cut the edges of the plaster to make a smooth square. Then cut a piece of drywall to fit the square. He used drywall screws to attach it to the wood pieces inside the wall. Then spackle the seam around the drywall piece to cover the gap and make it smooth and flush with the plaster. It may take a couple of coats. When it’s dry, just sand and paint! Hint, before you seal up the wall check to make sure there are no treasures inside! We found 3 small antique glass bottles and the top of an ornate walking stick carved like a dog’s head!

    Good luck!

  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 10, 2018

    I agree with the previous post about spackle and drywall. Make sure when you spackle, you do it in thin coats. You want to get it done and put thick coats on but that would be a mistake. Let the previous coats dry first.

  • Bco33713184 Bco33713184 on Sep 03, 2018

    I would stuff with newspaper and then put a patch of adhesive paper over that and paint