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Question DetailsAsked on 3/29/2015

I have a very old plaster ceiling that bubbled and cracked after roof leak. Sections come off in chunks. How to fix

The finish is smooth, with several layers of old paint and newer paint, judging by walls redone long ago. Should have addressed immediately but didn't, and the leak got worse and the area larger. Thought I would scrape the cracked paint off and spackle or whatever is appropriate for plaster. But I got chunks of what appears to be calcified plaster. Can I re-plaster over this and somehow blend in with the rest of the ceiling? Section is sort of in a corner but maybe 5' x 3'.

Or am I really over my head and need to get a professional plaster / drywall contractor to address? Thanks!

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Answered 5 years ago by Member Services


Having done tons of drywall over the years but never touched plaster, I would hire someone. Blending that and making it right is kind of like auto-body work in that it's an art form. If you've never done it before, don't try it on your water damanged ceiling. It's not as easy as taping and mudding.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9949636

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