Thursday, October 20, 2016
Bathroom Remodel: Day 4
I forgot to get a photo of the wall before it was taken out, but trust me, it needed to be done. It sounded like my house was being ripped apart while they were doing it. I guess it was.
They took all the plaster off, leaving just the laths. In this state it reminded me of my grandpa's barn.
When Sam and I agreed that this was a good side-project to get done while waiting for the bathroom, we forgot one major aspect. Once you drywall something, you have to paint it. And when you move into a house and all the walls are already painted, there is a good chance you don't have matching paint sitting around.
Suggestions for new bedroom wall color?
As a sidenote, while checking for the correct spelling of "lath," I learned that plaster and lath was used to build houses until the 1950s, and then it was discontinued for drywall. My contractor had a youngster helping out today who I overhead asking, "Do people still use plaster?" The answer is no, and after all the problems we've had with it, I can see why.