How To Repair Holes In Ceilings made by electricians

chipster_2007December 17, 2009

The electricians in installing some new wiring, made some holes 6"x6" holes in old plaster ceilings. What would be the best and easiest way of repairing them. I have 2 options: use drywall to cover them and screw it into the ceiling or would using a mesh and skim coat with ? joint compound work? Are there any other options? What else would you suggest? Thanks

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joed

Fill the hole with drywall.
Tape and mud it.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 8:22AM
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chipster_2007

Thank you...is "mud" joint compound or some other material/product? Brand name you would recommend. Thanks

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 11:07AM
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brickeyee

What kind of plaster?

Two coat plaster uses gypsum lath and the piece they cut out makes a perfect patch.

Three coat plaster on wood lath is a little harder to repair, but a pieces of drywall makes a good base.

Veneer plaster (one coat on blue board) is also easy to fix.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 11:13AM
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