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chewbakarox 11-06-2012 10:55 AM

Drywall Cutout Replacement
 
I had a water leak and a plumber had to make two cutouts in the drywall to fix the leak. He left the cutouts so I'm planning on reusing those.

My question is, after I get the cutouts back in, what is the best way to fill in the edges where the cut was made? Do I need to tape? Or can I just fill in with compound?

Thanks in advance.

sublime2 11-06-2012 11:15 AM

Yes you have to tape.
If you don't,the mud will crack over time.

joecaption 11-06-2012 11:30 AM

Drywall tape then three thin layers of drywall compound, sand prime and paint.
How the patch is held in place depends on how he cut out the hole.
Got a picture?
You can not set in place it needs to be screwed to something soild.

chewbakarox 11-06-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1045927)
Drywall tape then three thin layers of drywall compound, sand prime and paint.
How the patch is held in place depends on how he cut out the hole.
Got a picture?
You can not set in place it needs to be screwed to something soild.

One of the holes has a stud behind it and the other doesn't. I'll just use some scrap to build a brace for that one. Thanks all.

ToolSeeker 11-06-2012 07:23 PM

Bed your tape and first coat with hot mud (dry mud in white bags you mix with water) if you have any experience. It has a lot more strength but is a little harder to use. If your not comfortable with that use the green lid for your first 2 coats. Not the blue lid it is for finish and doesn't have much strength but is easier to sand. If you don't want to buy 2 different kinds use the green for all coats.


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