We have the solution to sagging, cracking plaster!
Plaster washers are about the size of a quarter and cost pennies. A drywall screw goes through the washer and is driven into the wood lath behind the plaster. The unique design of the plaster washers anchors the plaster firmly against the lath, stopping cracks and sagging.
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How to repair cracked or sagging plaster
Materials for typical plaster repair projects:
- plaster washers
- 1-5/8" galvanized drywall screws
- patching plaster
- self-stick fiberglass mesh drywall tape
- ready-mix drywall (joint) compound
- drywall sanding screen or sandpaper
And these are the tools you'll need:
- a stiff, narrow paint scraper or old chisel
- a #2 screw driving bit
- a variable speed drill or screw gun (cordless is the most convenient)
- safety glasses
- dust mask
- an old paint brush
- an old container and stir stick for mixing patching plaster
- a 6" drywall taping knife
- drywall sander or sanding block
Why Plaster Washers?
The old houses we love and live in are almost all distinguished by the pervasive use of plasterwork. Real plaster has a look, feel, acoustic properties and often rich decorative detail that just can't be copied by its modern cost cutting substitute--paper-faced, gypsum-filled wallboard, or drywall.
Houses move and breathe, however, much like humans, and over time can develop cracks in the walls and ceilings. In these areas, the layers of plaster are pulling away from the underlying strips of wood lath which support it. No problem! Plaster work is easy to repair, even for the novice, with the a few simple tools, materials--and Charles Street Supply's exclusive plaster washers!