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Old 08-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Can I Cover a Hole Successfully?


My wife & I are redocorating our main bathroom and she wants to change out the recessed toilet paper holder to the holder that's just mounted on the surface. This means I have to cover a 5"x5" hole in the drywall and somehow put the orange peel texture to it. Is there any advice anyone can give me to get this done right or should I call a professional to handle this small task?

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The patch should be simple enough--you will be feathering that out about 20" wide to hide the patch----to add the orange peal to that repair--use a long nap roller.1/2" should do--and a thick paint--two coats is usually needed to get enough build to blend the texture into the old paint.

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Since you have to patch the hole anyway I'd cut it out bigger and add a 2 X 6 between the two studs to have something to attach the new holder to.
It's just as easy to patch a big hole as a small one and it's all the same materials and steps involved.
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Is the TP holder going in the same area if so I would go with Joe for adding support, I have never used Mike's method for orange peel I usually just use the rattle cans for a patch that small. Get the can that is adjustable there are 3 sizes of orange peel. Also sand the texture back from the hole if you put more texture on what is already there it will look bad.
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My wife & I are redocorating our main bathroom and she wants to change out the recessed toilet paper holder to the holder that's just mounted on the surface. This means I have to cover a 5"x5" hole in the drywall and somehow put the orange peel texture to it. Is there any advice anyone can give me to get this done right or should I call a professional to handle this small task?
It might help if you posted a picture of this 'orange peel' look. And I'm assuming you mean the new holder is going to be put somewhere other than where the current one is located?

What's the reason for getting rid of the existing one? Because larger rolls don't fit? They do make extenions for such rolls:
http://www.amazon.com/Charmin-Extend.../dp/B0045JAA7U

I used to see them included free with the rolls when the size first came out.

We used them for a couple of the built-in kind you mention. Worked great. Just know they usually work better if you put the rolls on so the paper pulls up. Some folks are picky about this, but roll-down won't work as well with the extensions.
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