Why Does Plaster Come Away From the Wall?

Why Does Plaster Come Away From the Wall?

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This article will discuss the most common reasons for a crack in your plaster. The reasons for the movement of the plaster can vary from Mildew, Mold, and Abuse to Lath movement. But, in the end, one common cause is abuse.

Here are some tips to resolve the problem. Hopefully, one of these methods will work for you. Until then, enjoy your beautiful plastered walls! And remember, always remember to use a wet sponge to wipe it clean!

Lath movement

There are many ways to solve lath movement when plaster comes away from the walls. You can repair the damage with joint compound or a specialized elastomeric compound like Krack Kote. Or you can repair it by scraping off the loose plaster and replacing it with new laths. A specialist can advise you on the best solution. A hairline crack can usually be repaired by spackling compound. If the crack is larger, a tape and float technique is use