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Old 03-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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I had some damage to my drywall thanks to a fish tank I had. You can see the damage here:



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?

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Old 03-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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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---

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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?
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THIN to WIN. spread the coat very thin and take your time. also sand the area before you mud.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:42 AM   #5
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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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