Listen to Rory Brennan talk about Big Wally’s Plaster Magic and Plaster Repair

Check out Big Wally’s Plaster Magic product review on Jack Dever’s Home Solutions Show, WELW-1330 AM. Willoughby, OH.

Listen to an interview with Jack Dever and Rory Brennan, President and Founder of Big Wally’s Plaster Magic on March 27, 2010 8:05 AM EST. Please join us!

Why Use Big Wally’s Plaster Magic?

The answer is straight forward.

Big Wally’s Plaster Magic takes half the time to achieve equal results.

Why does Big Wally’s Plaster Magic take half the time?

  1. You don’t have any screws and washers to cover up.
  2. You don’t rake out any cracks. (HINT: This actually weakens the plaster by ripping the plaster fibers.)
  3. You don’t apply or have any mesh tape to cover up.
  4. You don’t need any trowel skills.

Can you use a drill?
Can you use a vacuum cleaner?
Can you use a spray bottle?
Can you use a caulk gun?
Can you use a screw driver?
Can you use a putty knife?
Can you use a damp sponge?

If you can use these tools then you can repair your plaster in half the time it takes anyone using conventional methods.

How does Big Wally’s Plaster Magic work?

Big Wally’s Plaster Magic glues the plaster onto the lath reestablishing its attachment. The lath bridges the crack from behind, “welding” the crack together. This prevents the crack from opening up EVER!

After the plaster is glued to the lath nothing needs to be applied to the surface of the plaster, just fill in the holes and cracks with joint compound.

It’s that simple.

What Happens When You Have Rock Lath?

I have several long cracks in my ceiling and walls.

The House is a 1949 Cape Cod.  The backing is NOT lath but it looks like a cement board or another sheet of plaster.

Will Big Wally’s Plaster Magic work on this?

The plaster substrata that you have is called rock lath. The long cracks that you observe run at the border of the rock lath pieces. The rock laths are boards that are 16″ X 48″. The symptom that you see is typical of rock lath aging. It is not a very sound system. As your building moves the plaster cracks along these lines. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, you can only mask it. The good news is that barring other issues it shouldn’t fall down soon.

In order for Big Wally’s Plaster Magic to work it needs two materials to glue together. In this case the plaster is not delaminating from the lath making it a condition where the adhesive will not be useful. If the plaster is coming away from the rock lath or the layers of plaster are separating then you can use Big Wally’s Plaster Magic.

How long do I leave the Screws and Clamps in?

It’s important to leave the plaster clamped to the lath for a full twenty four (24) hours. Thia allows the adhesive to set completly. Remember clamp the plaster into soft contact with the plaster.

The adhesive shrunk into the holes overnight. Is this normal?

Short answer…Yes it’s normal…this allows you room to apply the joint compound when you are filling up the holes.