I wish I had known about these ceiling buttons, also known as plaster washers, a few months ago. That’s about when part of our kitchen ceiling collapsed during some remodeling work. Thankfully no one was under it when it came down, because I am pretty sure 80 square feet of plaster would hurt. Apparently I am not the only one with loose plaster woes. These plaster washers are used to hold up sagging ceilings. They are countersunk in the middle for a drywall screw and have perforations to provide a “key” for your patching compound to hold on to. Plaster washers are available in the standard 1 inch diameter and the new and improved 1-1/4″ Plaster Washers which are stiffer to hold more weight per screw. Sold in various size packages. 100 of the 1-1/4″ Plaster Washers are around $12 from Kilian’s Hardware.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.