It's one of the construction works I really enjoy - to patch and plaster walls - it doesn't requires a lot of skills and it's a really cheap way to get things done fast.
Today I will show you how I patched our rural country house's kitchen walls with a plaster mix for less than $10. Prior to that I removed all the junk from the room (kitchen) and applied a base paint both for walls and ceilings. Read: Removing Junk And Adding First Layer of Paint (Kitchen Works)
Tools you will need - and old bucket (I prefer used plastic bucket leftover after paint job), a trowel and some good mix of plaster mixture. In those parts of world I'm living and plaster mixtures I'm familiar with - I prefer Rotband.
Dry plaster mixture
Our rural country house doesn't have a water (yet) so I brought some extra water to add for plaster mixture
Walls waiting to be plastered
As you can see - I have applied a base paint job already. Read more: Removing Junk And Adding First Layer of Paint (Kitchen Works)
A really damaged walls
Well, some might argue that I should probably add here a drywall, well I believe an old rural house with a drywall is not anymore an old rural house, right?
You think this looks bad? Take a look how this house looked when we first got it: Read: Home Remodeling - How It All Starts
Plaster mixture applied
And holes are gone
Author of this blog captured in action - plastering walls
It's always good to have lovely flowers to accompany when doing such messy work as plastering walls.
Almost done there
To make it even more romantic you can prepare a coffee on furnace
Can you see candles on the window sill? I have no clue why they are there, apparently left from our Summer Solstice celebrations
Plastering walls with plaster mixture
The bottom line
Plastering walls with a plaster mixture is an easy and cheap way how to done things fast. I believe plaster mixture is the great alternative for the drywall in old rural house.