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Old 11-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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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?

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

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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.
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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.
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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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