Skim coating an old plaster wall
ItÂs time for us to remodel our 1922 bathroom. The walls are lath and plaster, which is in relatively good condition except for a few hairline cracks. Over the plaster is a layer of "Keenes Cement" which is scored to look like subway tiles and is not in good shape.
We would like to smooth over the wall and remove the subway tile markings plus correct other chips and gouges in this wall. Also we need to repair the cracks in the walls.
How is the best way to fix the wall? We were thinking about taping the cracks and skim coating the wall with a lot of layers of joint compound and sanding it to a smooth finish.