How to Patch and Plaster Walls in Your Old Rural House

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

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

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

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? 

More damages

More damages

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 apllied

Plaster mixture applied

And holes are gone

And holes are gone

Author of this blog captured in action - plastering walls

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

Almost done there

To make it even more romantic you can prepare a coffee on furnace

Plastered walls

Plastered walls

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

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.

About Reinis Fischer

Reinis Fischer is a Drupal Developer who works and lives in Tbilisi. A programmer by day and a writer by night. Or Vice Verse. Covers topics on Travel, Restaurant Reviews, Finances, Blogging e.t.c. Loves DIY and recently is excelling as a main constructor in his latest project - home remodeling.
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