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yes...but the right way (and easier) is to scrape off the "hard-rounded little bumps"

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Q: If your ceilings are textured with hard-rounded little bumps that are not sharp can you apply plaster or dry wall mud over it to achieve a smooth look?
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Uses of plaster of Paris?

used to repair the ceilings

What is kal-kote plaster?

Kal-Kote Finish Plaster is a white finish plaster that can be troweled on and left with a smooth or textured finish, over base coat and on top of blue board. We also use this plaster when we are resurfacing existing walls and ceilings that have been prepared using plaster washers and fiberglass mesh tapes over the cracks, and gluing the entire surface with "Plaster Weld " ( a Larson product ) to create a bond over previously painted walls and ceilings . We also tint the plaster to make any color desired , and apply two coats of machined buffed wax to give the walls a satin smooth finish burnished with steel wool .You will never have to paint again !

What kind of art technique involves painting on plaster on walls and ceilings?


What are ceilings made of?

normally plaster board. in buildings build around 1900 they are normally lath and mortar

What are racquetball walls and ceilings made of?

It is made of plaster on the front, ceiling, and two side walls and glass on the back wall.

How do you make opalescent paint for walls?

my husband did our living ceiling by doing a textured plaster & spraying fine opalescent glass chips on it to get a sparkly finish.

Can you paint car paint on plaster ceilings?

What you are calling "car paint" is probably lacquer based, and would really soak into a plaster ceiling. If you are doing a design or something, this may be appropriate, but other than that, not good for coverage.

Can rats live in ceilings?

Yes, rats can live in ceilings. You know that slab of removable plaster that may be in your house? (Repairmen will often use those to see if there is anything wrong with your ceiling. For example: leaks, rodent or insect infestation) Rats can get in there and live in there.

What is plastered ceiling?

Before the invention of dry wall (some call it plaster board or gypsum board), walls and ceilings were slathered with plaster of Paris over lathe board (small, thin slats of wood that were nailed to the studs). This was smoothed out or in the case of some ceilings, sculpted into decorative shapes. Sometimes, crown molding was even sculpted directly on the walls with plaster. So, a plastered cieling is just that--a ceiling that has been plastered. It is a work intensive craft, and requires a high degree of skill and training to do.

What is the difference between mortar and stucco?

Mortar is lime/sand or more recently cement/sand mixture used to 'glue' bricks and blocks together. Stucco is a decorative plaster applied to walls and ceilings to embellish the basic structure. Coving and ceiling roses are an example of ornate plasterwork. In a ddition to its use for bonding building bricks together mortar is used for surfaces to give a smooth finish, somewhat like plaster, this is called rendering in some locations. Stucco is similar in that it has aggregate added to give it a rough or textured finish.

How do you vault your ceilings?

There are several different vaulted ceilings. Cross or Groin, Barrel, and several deviations of symmetry of such. Some people refer to "Cathedral" ceilings or "tray" ceilings as vaulted ceilings, but they are not in the "puritan" vein. Assuming that the existing framework is up to local building codes, and the height is adequate, a plywood re reinforced template with2x's, every 16"o.c. or 24"o.c. or as needed, suspended from the existing ceiling/wall framing. This will serve well for wire lath & plaster, and will last over a lifetime due to the strength of the wire lath and plaster system. For drywall attachment the framing is much more ardrous and the time is better served to upgrade the finish plaster and not spend money framing. Wire lath can suffice the tightest of radius's as well. Don't forget, if you have a window dormer or window within the ceiling assembly, make it interesteing by "returning" the window to the ceiling using the same radius as the ceiling only adjacent to the ceiling for the desired distance of the return. Freedom of form-Wire lath & Plaster-That's why it's been around for 2000+yrs. & in essence, your building your own trusses. For more information on this system or other systems similar to these visit

What are small about a centimeter gray colored cocoons hanging from ceilings and walls when you pinch it a small worm like head sprouts up?

I believe you are referring to plaster bag worms. You can google for photos to be sure.

What is a narrow strip of wood?

you may mean a Lath - a long and thin piece of wood used in walls and ceilings to support plaster for example

What paint did Michelangelo use to paint the Sistine Chapel?

The paintings in the Sistine Chapel are frescoes. Pigment was mixed with wet plaster directly on the wall or ceiling.A Fresco painting, from the Italian word affrescowhich derives from the adjective fresco ("fresh"), describes a method, where the paint is applied on plaster on walls or ceilings. The Buon fresco technique consists of painting in pigment mixed with water on a thin layer of wet, fresh,lime mortar or plaster.

What are the different types of plaster of Paris?

No, there are not different types of plaster of Paris. However, there are different types of plaster. There is plaster of Paris, pottery plaster, Puritan pottery plaster, Cerami-Cal, and Hydrostone.

Why is plaster of Paris called plaster of Paris?

Gypsum plaster (plaster of Paris) ( CaSO4·½H2O ) A large gypsum deposit at Montmartre in Paris led gypsum plaster to be commonly known as "plaster of Paris"

What mineral is used to make plaster of paris?

Plaster of Paris is gypsum plaster.

Is there a way to skim coat or tile over an old lath and plaster ceiling?

lath and mortar walls and ceilings have a greater flexibility than standard plaster. If you do plaster over it you firstly need to be very confident that the old mortar is sound and fully adhered to the lath. You would also have to seal the ceiling well to stop the water in the plaster from literally being sucked out of the plaster. Regarding tiles. If you are thing about ceramic tile then NO!. The weight of the tiles would pull the mortar from the lath with great ease. It is defiantly better to either plasterboard directly to the old ceiling and using dry wall screws NOT NAILS screw directly to the joist not the late you can then put a good scrim tale over the joints and plaster accordingly. The very best option however, is ...............drop the old ceiling, re-board and plaster

What is plaster boards made from?


Is plaster a noun?

Yes, plaster is a noun, a common noun. Plaster is also a verb (plaster, plasters, plastering, plastered). Example uses: Noun: The plaster in the hall is cracked. Verb: We'll have to call someone to plaster those cracks.

What glue to use on plaster?

Depends what you want to stick onto it. Not many glues stick effectively to plaster.

Do you use plaster sand or river sand to plaster outside brick wall?

plaster sand

Can you plaster over old plaster?

Yes you can. You must first paint over the old plaster with a product such as Eucoweld, which chemically adheres the new plaster to the old.

What is dry fresco?

Painting on dry plaster as opposed to painting on wet plaster. Painting on wet plaster is more permanent because the paint is infused with the plaster.

How do you pronounce the English word 'plaster'?

"Plah-stur" is the way to pronounce the English word "plaster."