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Willie5566 03-09-2010 07:51 PM

Drywall Repair
 
I had some damage to my drywall thanks to a fish tank I had. You can see the damage here:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/P1000923.jpg

Unfortunately, the damage is not just the paint chipping off. It appears to be a little more than that. Is there a simple fix for this?

oh'mike 03-09-2010 08:19 PM

It look like moisture softened up some of the drywall mud---Not a big problem--scrape and sand the area and patch with some drywall mud--the stuff with the dark blue lid should do fine.

Use a 6" blade and sand--Presto--all fixed---Mike---

Willie5566 03-10-2010 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 412339)
It look like moisture softened up some of the drywall mud---Not a big problem--scrape and sand the area and patch with some drywall mud--the stuff with the dark blue lid should do fine.

Use a 6" blade and sand--Presto--all fixed---Mike---

Is dry wall mud hard to use? I think I have seen some posts on here about it being an "art." Any tips on making sure it looks good?

Big N8 03-10-2010 09:22 AM

THIN to WIN. spread the coat very thin and take your time. also sand the area before you mud.

bjbatlanta 03-11-2010 07:42 AM

Yep, a couple of thin coats is preferable to trying to "pile" it on and cover with one coat. If there is a tape joint in there and the tape is loose, the tape will have to be removed and new tape put in....


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