I would like to mount plywood on a kitchen wall that has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous former residents, then cover it with plaster to match existing walls. I have some leftover 5/8" T&G subfloor material with sanded face. Will the plaster adhere on its own, or does the plywood need to be primed or modified somehow? I am concerned about the lack of keying on a flat surface; I suppose I could drill holes in the plywood if needed?
Planning to use Structo-lite base and Champion Quality finish coat, if this helps. The less work, of course, the better.
Bonus question: define rod and darby. Plasterers need not apply.