Hillman Group 41994, 25-Pack Zinc-Plated Plaster Washers, 25 Pieces
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Allow the plaster to dry overnight before gently removing the timber supports below. The ceiling can now be redecorated Substantial damage repair
Save yourself time and trouble — make the patch a square or rectangle, even though the hole may be a different shape. It's been said by everyone else, Plaster Washers. I have a 100+ year old house and keep a supply on hand. I can only say this was a waste electrons for the video. I'm puzzled why the editors thought this was a good video to put up for viewing? It seems kind of like a discussion of how to make your own nails out of wire.”
Required Tools for this Project
Mark the line of the ceiling joists above and screw the plaster to these. Use dry lining screws with large washers on them. The washers will prevent the screw pulling right through the plaster and can be sunk a fraction into the surface. Dry lining screws will cut through easily and grip well in the joists.
I would use those Plaster washers instead, larger in size and work better on my house with 100+ year old ceilings. This is usually a problem caused when the plaster has lost its key. I have lifted a ceiling up over 1" and then taped. It is no fun to remove 1.5" of old plaster on wood laths.
Required Materials for this Project
First, locate the joists or studs and mark their location in the loose area. Push up the loose plaster and place 2-in. screws and the perforated plaster washers into the joists or studs about every 6 or 8 in. The convex washer will flatten as the screw tightens. If the plaster has a rough surface, you may need to first scrape the surface to get the washer to lie flat. Next, secure the loosened field to the lath between joists with more washers. Finally, skim-coat over the washers with drywall joint compound. It may take several coats and extra effort to create a smooth finish or mimic the existing texture.