Falling plaster from walls add to our woes of distress making us more irritating because even after the huge investment in paint and colour we didnít get the result. There are some factors that lead to cracking, chipping of plaster from walls which not only look unappealing but lowers down entire appearance of wall that might have been painted with most expensive paint.
To get the flaking plaster fixed, you need to be cautious and intervening to check it properly so that once it is repaired, the plaster do not fall again. Some cracks do not need that attention but if the flakes are falling from every part of wall then surely your wall need proper care. Before calling any agent for repairing your chipped wall make sure that material you use should be qualitative as there is possibility that agent may intrigue you in order to make his commission and wonít work carefully.
You can even fix your withered plaster yourself on time to maintain the good looks of wall without spending huge bucks. Here are some extensive quick doing tips to fix the chipped and flaking wall:
- Small flaking holes in the wall can be easily repaired by following few steps. These withered holes are fixed by applying a blend of gypsum powder and glue which is also called spackle. Mix it with some water to make a paste and quickly apply it onto the holes of the plaster. Do not wait after preparing the mixture as it tends to dry up fast. Once it is evenly applied, let it dry for over night and next day again apply second coat to bring finish touch. Now smooth the repaired area with sand paper gently and brush up with primer and paint.
- To fix big holes created by withered plaster you need to make same size plaster patch and apply it over the chipped area. Before proceeding you quickly dust out the hole with vacuum so that the loose particles of debris around do not create problem once you fix it. Fill the hole to the rim of the hole and apply spackle over the area to provide finish look. Leave it for hours and re-apply coat of spackle as in fixing the small holes and smooth the area with sand paper. Apply primer after that and colour it with your choice.
- Withered plaster from the corners of room is usually seen in homes but they appear again after repairing it. Falling plaster from the walls require timely intervention and careful implementation so that it did not fall again or even if fall again then damage is not intense. To fix the damage you need to vacuum repairing area to remove dust particles from plaster and spray liquid conditioner over the wall. Fill the gaps of falling plaster with spackle compound and keep smoothing the plaster to make it even and leveled. Leave it for hours and check the moisture, if it is dry then even out the area and re-apply the coat of spackle compound so that all the dents get away. Finally apply primer and colour it.