We have to admit, our customers are the best! Often, we are asked questions about your specific repair situations where the answers actually provide invaluable advice for others. We would like to share these comments, questions and answers with other customers on our website FAQ page. Please note: we reserve the right to post a question and its answer (no personal information will be included); in return we thank you for your insights.
Why should I use Big Wally’s Plaster Magic®?
Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® provides a fundamental reinforcement of your plaster walls and ceilings. The most important aspect of plaster repair is to stabilize your existing plaster first-before filling in holes and cracks. As long as the plaster is still in place, it can be stabilized and repaired. For those who are thinking of having another person do the repairs, I offer a few words of caution: beware of those who may suggest removal and replacement with drywall or modern veneer plaster. Remember-you cannot replace your original plaster with anything as good.
Will Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® work on ceilings as well as walls?
Absolutely! The same set of instructions is used for ceilings as for walls. Tom Silva demonstrated how to use Big Wally’s Plaster Magic on Ask This Old House, the concept is simple and the product easy to use.
Will Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® work on stucco?
YES. Big Wally’s Plaster Magic will work on stucco. With this adhesive system you can attach stucco or plaster to wood, wood lath, brick, terra cotta or cement block. It works with any cementitious material and wood. If you’re re-attaching stucco to a masonry substrate, you will need to use a different bracing system, for example 2×4’s and boards or sheets of plywood.
Can I get more plastic clamps?
YES. The Accessory Pack is designed just for this purpose; it contains 25 clamps and screws..
I need one or two more tubes of adhesive to finish my project. Can I purchase a smaller quantity?
YES, you can buy individual tubes of adhesive and/or bottles of conditioner. Please call us at 802-254-1330 to order by phone. We can help you determine the quantity of adhesive and/or conditioner you need to finish your project.
Can I purchase larger amounts of Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® for my projects?
You can purchase whatever quantities you need. We recommend a 2 to 1 ratio of adhesive to conditioner. The adhesive is packaged in 10 oz. cartridges, the conditioner comes in 16 oz. and 32 oz. spray bottles and one gallon containers. If you purchase the conditioner in one gallon containers, we suggest using a high quality garden sprayer to spray it into the holes (this is what we use on big jobs). Please give us a call to discuss your project, we can help you calculate how much adhesive, conditioner and clamps you’ll need.
Is your product available in retail stores in my area?
We would love to sell our product in paint, hardware and home improvement stores in your area. At this time we are endeavoring to make this a reality. We do have a wholesale program set up for retailers interested in selling Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® adhesive repair kits. One of the best ways to get this into your neighborhood store is to talk us up. We encourage you to show the store manager our product, let them know we can supply any quantity of Big Wally’s Plaster Magic® and suggest that their representative contact us at 802-254-1330. Buyers are driven by their customer’s needs. Thank you for your support!
I have a lot of loose plaster and I’m trying to repair it. I can’t afford your tools and products, can I substitute adhesive caulk?
You’ve brought up a great question. And the answer is why we developed Big Wally’s Plaster Magic. Professional solutions are not always readily available to the homeowner/consumer. And the main reason may be because they’re more costly to produce since they’re professional grade (for example: we use pure, high-quality chemical components and no fillers or bulking agents). I guess you might say – you get what you pay for. Regardless, using Big Wally’s Plaster Magic will save you tons of time and last longer than any other repair method. You can use an adhesive caulk (I’ve known people to use denture grip), but they are bound to fail. You’re actually comparing apples and oranges; adhesive caulk and Big Wally’s Plaster Magic are chemically very different. Our adhesive system has been specially formulated to overcome the dry and dirty surface conditions inside walls and ceilings; whereas other adhesives do not accommodate this situation. We’ve been using this adhesive for 25 years in our restoration contracting business with great success.
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