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Old 08-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have zero experience with this and need some help if possible. I had to have a contractor cut this area of drywall cut off so they can epoxy the poured concrete behind it. Now I need to put it back up.

Is this easy enough so I can try to put it back up myself or with some help? I believe there is a sheet of paneling over the drywall. The previous owner of our home built the rec room.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Depends on on how good you want it to look.
The texture will need to be sanded off on the wall at least 2" away from the edge, if it was mine I would just use a new piece for the patch since it also will need to be sanded to get rid of the texture on the edges so it can be taped. No tape and the seam will just crack after a while.
I believe that's knocked down texture, not at all easy to get it to match when patching.

Just one of the dozens of reason any of us here hate texture on walls or ceilings.

If you check out You Tube there's vidios on how to do it.

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Depends on on how good you want it to look.
The texture will need to be sanded off on the wall at least 2" away from the edge, if it was mine I would just use a new piece for the patch since it also will need to be sanded to get rid of the texture on the edges so it can be taped. No tape and the seam will just crack after a while.
I believe that's knocked down texture, not at all easy to get it to match when patching.

Just one of the dozens of reason any of us here hate texture on walls or ceilings.

If you check out You Tube there's vidios on how to do it.
In your opinion is this something a Pro should do?
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As I said it's all in how you expect it to come out.
Even a pro will have a time tying to get it to look prefect.
In some cases for it to come out perfect the whole area will need to be retextured.
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As I said it's all in how you expect it to come out.
Even a pro will have a time tying to get it to look prefect.
In some cases for it to come out perfect the whole area will need to be retextured.
Will I have to repair the whole wall? It's a huge wall on that side.
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Contractor quoted $225 to complete the job. I managed to get the piece of drywall back up, but now it's making the lines go away and adding the orange peel texture. Any thoughts?
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Check out You Tube. Key word drywall texture, knock down texture.
Bing also have some videos.
I believe you have knockdown texture.
If it was mine I still would sand where the seam is, and tape it like a reguler drywall seam so it does not crack.

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Check out You Tube. Key word drywall texture.
Ok. So I should stay away from paying this guy the $225 you think, not worth it?
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If he can patch and add a good knock down texture for that price I,personally,would not mind paying--

A bad first attempt will be worse than writing a check.
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If he can patch and add a good knock down texture for that price I,personally,would not mind paying--

A bad first attempt will be worse than writing a check.
It just seems steep for patching adding texture in a very small area. Is this a very hard job for the average person ?

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Texturing is a learned art---hard for a beginner---after a hundred or two hundred patches? Not so much.

Ask yourself this--would you hire yourself, if you were looking for a good job on this project or hire the experienced worker?

How important is this project? Can you accept a beginners attempt?
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Texturing is a learned art---hard for a beginner---after a hundred or two hundred patches? Not so much.

Ask yourself this--would you hire yourself, if you were looking for a good job on this project or hire the experienced worker?

How important is this project? Can you accept a beginners attempt?
I was watching YouTube videos on spray can knockdown texture. Looks interesting, but I just don't know how successful it would be.
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Texturing is a learned art---hard for a beginner---after a hundred or two hundred patches? Not so much.

Ask yourself this--would you hire yourself, if you were looking for a good job on this project or hire the experienced worker?

How important is this project? Can you accept a beginners attempt?
The other idea that I had was to leave the lines as is and pace wooden panels over them on the left and right sides (white panels like in the picture) and move my pool sticks over to that area. Thoughts?
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You could trim it out, build in a shallow shelf for pool caulk and such to sit (or a beer). Hang a picture, mirror, or some kind of art above that.

That's a pretty plain wall, it could use a little character.
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You could trim it out, build in a shallow shelf for pool caulk and such to sit (or a beer). Hang a picture, mirror, or some kind of art above that.

That's a pretty plain wall, it could use a little character.
That's sort of what I was thinking as it's safe to leave the lines as they are and just cover them up.

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