How does PlasterBuddy Plasterboard Injection Repair Kit work?
PlasterBuddy works much in the way of standard patching materials, but with the use of the moulding device, the patching compound is injected into the cavity, forming a smooth flat surface that is moulded into the shape of the hole being repaired.
This reduces the hassle of trying to get the compound into the hole without it sagging back out or without leaving a hard uneven surface.
Who can use the PlasterBuddy Plasterboard Injection Repair Kit?
At Plaster Buddy Pty Ltd, we believe our product is easy enough for almost anyone to use.
PlasterBuddy has been tested by people with limited use of their hands and they have successfully patched holes in plasterboard.
PlasterBuddy was invented with the Do It Yourself repairer in mind but it is not limited to DIY and also has trade applications.
Trades such as plumbers, electricians, maintenance workers etc can purchase the PlasterBuddy device in bulk to use in larger quantities.
How do I know if the PlasterBuddy Plasterboard Injection Repair Kit is right for me?
If your hole is no larger than 140mm in diameter after being prepared for patching, you are able to use a cutting knife, mix plaster and you are able to squeeze the trigger of a caulking gun, then PlasterBuddy is for you.
How do I know if the PlasterBuddy Injection Compound is ready for use?
When PlasterBuddy Injection Compound is mixed thoroughly using the correct mix ratio and stirred until lumps are all dissolved, it will be thick enough not to flow from the mixing container without assistance but still in a wet, lump free liquid form.
Do not over mix the compound as it will become warm and the compound will cure faster.
What if there is a wall stud blocking me from inserting the PlasterBuddy rear plate into the wall?
On the PlasterBuddy rear plate, you will notice 2 lines grooved into the plate and running parallel to each other. These lines are snap off points and when one section or both sections are removed, it allows the rear plate to be inserted next to the timber wall stud.
How do I know when the injection tube and front plate are ready to be removed?
The PlasterBuddy Injection Compound is designed to cure hard in 45 minutes but it is best to leave it for 1 hour or longer if possible.
The product inside the injection tube or the remaining product in the mixing container should feel solid.
How do I fill the small centre hole and other imperfection after the front plate is removed?
After inserting the injection plug into the injection compound as described in the instructions, apply a thin layer of PlasterBuddy Finish Coat and sand lightly to a smooth finish with a fine grade sandpaper when dry.
How do I know when the Finish Coat is ready for sanding?
The finish coat will vary in dry time as it will depend on air flow, temperature and the moisture content.
It is best to leave the Finish Coat for 24 hours if you are unsure, but if you are confident the finish coat is dry, it is ok to go ahead and sand. (The use of a heater can can speed up the drying process).
How long do I need to wait before painting?
It is best to wait at least 24 hours after the repair patch is completed before painting to ensure a good bond with the paint.
Do I need to use a primer before painting the final coat?
Plaster Buddy Pty Ltd recommends the use of a primer or a thinned down version of the topcoat before painting the final coat.
This will ensure a good bond with the repair material.