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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Fill the hole with drywall.
Tape and mud it.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 8:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 11:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
home ventilation system (EZ Breathe)
Hello! Has anyone out there had the EZ Breathe Ventilation...
Cellulose Insulation - Do we really need the blower?
We have 8 to 10 packages of cellulose insulation that...
Gable Vent Color Suggestions- Insight please
Hopefully someone can give me insight! We recently...
Pouring a new driveway
Hello everyone, first time poster. I'm ready to sign...
Andersen patio door repair
My 20-year old Anderson patio sliding glass door is...
Sponsored Products
Jessica McClintock Home Accents Provence Provencal Blanc Six-light Chandelier
$399.90 | Bellacor
Outdoor Lighting. Ceiling-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Hazelnut Bronze Pendant
$98.00 | Home Depot
Quoizel Marquette Traditional Foyer Pendant
Vanderbilt Ceiling Fan by Quorum International
$298.00 | Lumens
San Mateo Ancient Oak Nine-Light Pendant
$467.95 | Bellacor
BAZZ Recessed Lighting Single Cube 4 1/2 in. Brushed Chrome Halogen Recessed
$22.99 | Home Depot
Hampton Antique Nickel Four-Light Oval Trestle Pendant
$879.00 | Bellacor
Filament Design Pendant Lights Coit 4-Light Satin Nickel Pendant CLI-MS4044222
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™