Step 5: Wipe and wait

wipe and wait
Photo: David Carmack
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Wipe away any excess adhesive with a wet sponge. Wait a day or two for it to cure, then back out the screws and scrape off the washers. (Save them for another plaster-repair project.) Also, scrape off any dried adhesive poking out of the holes.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/ driver with 3⁄16-inch masonry bit

    • eye goggles
      Safety goggles

    • latex gloves
      Disposable gloves

    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun

    • putty knife
      Putty knife

    Shopping List

    1. Acrylic conditioner

    2. Adhesive (like Big Wally's Plaster Magic, used here)

    3. 2-inch plastic washer

    4. 1 5/8-inch drywall screw

    5. Joint compound