Friday, January 25, 2008

Plaster washers

In a few spots, plaster had pulled away from the lathe over the years.



I fixed it with plaster washers, which are small metal disks dotted with holes.

Plaster washer instructions

You put a drywall screw in the center of a washer and drill it into the wall a few inches away from the crack (careful: too close to the crack and you'll lose a chunk of plaster).

Shooop!

The plaster sucked right back to the wall! Very cool.

You then cover the area with self-adhesive mesh tape, which is my new best friend.

Add a few coats of joint compound.

All better! OK, with a few coats of paint, then it'll be all better.

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