Plaster Wall Repair by Monk’s- Convent Station, NJ 07961

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Estimator:  Trevor Monk

Scope of work: damaged plaster wall removal, sheetrock installation, interior painting, plaster wall repair

Location: Convent Station, NJ  07961

Timeline: 2 days

 

Like many older homes, this Convent Station, NJ home has plaster walls; and like many plaster walls, this one was showing damage after years of wear. The homeowners called in  our team of Monk’s to repair a particularly damaged piece of a plaster wall in their home.  In only two days our team was able to cut out the damaged area of the plaster wall and replace it with new sheetrock.

Before

Before- Convent Station, NJ
Before- Convent Station, NJ

After

After- Convent Station, NJ
After- Convent Station, NJ

Before our team performed the repairs, you could see that that the plaster wall was buckling off of its wooden frame (the lathe).  This wall is along the main stairwayof the home; a high traffic area that the homeowners wanted to keep in tip top shape.  Plaster walls like these can be over 100 years old.  Over time the plaster lifts off of the lathe, creating the buckling effect.

Damaged Plaster Wall
Damaged Plaster Wall

To make the repair our team at Monk’s cuts out the damaged plaster, exposing the horizontal wooden planks underneath (the lathe).

Removing damaged portion of the plaster wall
Removing damaged portion of the plaster wall
Exposed lathe- Plaster Wall Repair by Monk's
Exposed lathe- Plaster Wall Repair by Monk’s

Our team members carefully cut a piece of sheetrock that will fit exactly into the wall.

Convent Station, NJ- Sheetrock installed to repair plaster wall
Convent Station, NJ- Sheetrock installed to repair plaster wall

The sheetrock is then installed.  The surface is taped, and spackled.

The sheetrock is installed, taped, and spackled
The sheetrock is installed, taped, and spackled
Convent Station, NJ- Plaster Wall Repair
Convent Station, NJ- Plaster Wall Repair

The area is then smoothed and skim coat is applied.  Skim coat provides a smooth sheen to not just the sheetrock, but the entire area; giving the newly repaired wall a smooth and seamless look.

Skim coat is applied, creating a smooth surface
Skim coat is applied, creating a smooth surface

The once damaged plaster wall of this Convent Station, NJ  07961  home now looks as good as new!

Convent Station, NJ- Plaster Wall Repair by Monk's
Convent Station, NJ- Plaster Wall Repair by Monk’s

Another job well done by Monk’s!

If you would like to see more projects by us, check out this custom mantel surround and built in bookcase project or this cedar siding replacement and exterior painting project by Monk’s.

If you are considering a plaster wall repair we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best interior painting and wall repair contractor in Convent Station, NJ  07961.

 

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