Apr 08, 2009 · I've used both plaster cloth and the plaster and towels thing and much prefer the plaster cloth. Its cleaner,quicker, and more controllable for me. Yes, a single layer is pretty light, but I always use sculptamold over it, to get rid of the drapery look, and it gives a nice texture to the scenery suface. From thumbnail #1, I would suspect that the plaster is resting (in some sections) on the floorboards. This transfers any floor movement back up through the sheets and causes cracking. There should be a gap (about 10mm) between the plaster sheets and the floorboards. You may need to cut a gap to seperate the plaster from the the boards.

• Cut band on top of the bucket with a utility knife or tin snips and pry off lid. • If there's water on top of the compound, chuck a mixing paddle into a ½-inch drill. Mix at slow speed until water is blended and compound is smooth. If there's no water, the compound is ready to use. The Gold Bond 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Plaster Base Regular Gypsum Board features blue absorptive face paper that permits application of veneer or conventional gypsum plaster. This regular gypsum board is designed to permit rapid trowel application and the tapered edge allows for strong joints. Wear gloves to protect your hands from chemicals of the plaster and the dust. Cut a rectangular or square piece of the sheet rock, using the sheet rock cutter. Now, secure the sheet rock by screwing it into the ceiling joist. Make sure that you have purchased the sheet rock of appropriate thickness.