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Hillman Group 41994, 25-Pack Zinc-Plated Plaster Washers, 25 Pieces

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There was a time when there was only one major source (Charles Street Supply in Massachusetts, making them since 1948), but Googling "plaster washers" brought me dozens of possible sources, and also dozens of online discussions of these marvelous little devices - so it's not like they're unknown. p>\n

Wallboard compound absorbs a lot of paint, so plan to give the patched area several coats to make it blend with the rest of the wall. I make my own plaster washers using a section of plumber strapping (metal strapping perforated with holes for fasteners). p>\n \n

  • When the tape and first coat are dry, apply a second, smoothing coat. p>\n

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  • If the sagging is slight, or covers a small area, you can reattach the plaster to the wood lath by using long drywall screws fitted with plaster washers.

    AP picture frame access panels are a standard plastic access panel that provide access to electrical services where jointless plasterboard is used. p>\n

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  • Insert the wallboard patch into the hole and drive screws through the wallboard patch into each wallboard repair clip. Many older houses have plaster walls and ceilings with wood lath f","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"

    If you live in an older home with sagging plaster on your walls and ceilings, you can fix it. Plus, it acts like a vapor barrier, keeping moisture from migrating into the wall, and it’s approved for lead paint encapsulation on interior walls.

    My cracks ran across the entire ceiling from wall to opposite wall in several places so it was more than a patch or quick fix. jpg\"/>\n

    Be sure to cut away any protruding paper facing or crumbled gypsum core from the perimeter of the patch area. If you look at the top side of a lathe and plaster ceiling you’ll see the lathes spanning across the joists. Right now I'm scraping the loose topcoat back to solid material (which sometimes results in huge patches of missing plaster) and using the fiber mesh sheet/skim coat methodology described here. I use a Dremel tool with a diamond disk to make the the recess in the plaster to receive the washer.

    To reattach the sagging plaster to the lath, drive the washer with a power screwdriver or drill so that it penetrates the wood lath, wall studs, or ceiling joists.p>\n

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  • Apply wallboard tape and wallboard compound to all four sides of the patch. It is true that the washer stands slightly tall of the surface but that should be skimmed over after taping. As plaster ages, these keys may break away from the lath, and the plaster coating can come loose and sag away from the lath. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below.

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