Cracked plaster always presents a dilemma:
Should you drywall over it or hire a specialty sub to repair it? Or do you contend with the messy consequences of removing it?
Before you reach for your demo tools, take a look at this slide show, in which restoration contractor Tom O'Brien demonstrates his technique for making seamless patches in cracked plaster using a few hand tools, plaster washers, and drywall mud.
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