Replacing Lathe and Plaster with sheetrock
On the 1930's Cape house we are considering buying, there is a section of the ceiling in the second story hall way that leaked and stained. The previous owner replaced the roof and fixed the leak, but left the stain in the ceiling. How do we go about repairing this? Can we repair the plaster, or can we take out the lathe and plaster and put in sheetrock just in that section instead? If so, how do we do it?