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AirheadAnnie 05-21-2011 01:21 PM

Best ( and easiest) way to remove this?
There is drywall underneath, and two layers of something so hard my hammer just bangs and bounces off it. I've got to deal with the nails sticking out also. There is a metal or wire-ish piece on the corner of the drywall. It's pretty rusty and sharp. Is there an easy way to get this stuff off?

I'm a newbie to this, so please be gentle. :)

mustangmike3789 05-21-2011 01:30 PM

please explain the point of your project. a bigger hammer usually works but it may affect your end result.

canadaclub 05-21-2011 01:39 PM

It looks like sheet-roc with plaster finish. Like Mike asked, what are you trying to accomplish? If its just a repair to that part of the wall you can take a grinder or a sawzall and cut the top and bottom of the mesh corner bead. Then get some channel locks and start heaving it out. Mind you, the adjacent wall will also need to repaired


AirheadAnnie 05-21-2011 01:41 PM

It's a bathroom window frame. The drywall underneath was wet and stayed wet apparently, so the two hard layers on top of the drywall started cracking at the bottom. I pulled the cracked stuff off and found another layer that was painted yellow, and the dry wall. I am planning on just pulling all that
off and put up new drywall and repaint.

I'm hitting it pretty hard and it's just bouncing off. The drywall is coming off easy. It's getting through those two layers of whatever that is hard.

I was able to pull the whole piece off and now I'm going to replace the drywall.

chrisBC 05-21-2011 02:32 PM

well at this point looks like you need to redo the return, like others said remove that piece.

You will have to put in new pieces and redo the corners.

AirheadAnnie 05-26-2011 12:19 AM

I was able to take off those pieces on both sides of the window and replaced the drywall. For a first timer, I don't think it looks too bad. Better than it did before, for sure. When I'm all done, I'll come back and post photos.
Thanks for your help.
One project down, 999 to go............:eek:

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