Repairing Plaster Ceilings: Use furring strips and shingles to repair cracked plaster ceilings

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Tom Kraeutler
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I have a badly alligatored plaster ceiling that needs refinishing. I remember hearing about self leveling battens to take out any surface unevenness when I affix new sheet-rock over the old plaster. It is not possible to re-skim as the plaster has lost contact with the lath underneath. Any suggestions?