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chrispy35 11-10-2009 12:19 AM

Drywall - to replace or just sand and mud?
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Hi there,

I've removed the old mirror from the bathroom and it was installed with just construction glue. In pulling it down, there was quite a bit of damage to the drywall that I think is superficial but I'd like to get some expert opinions on the matter.

Pictures are this something I can just sand and mud to clean up or should I just replace that entire section of drywall? I'm not sure at this point if we will be going with two separate mirrors or one big mirror when finishing up the bathroom so it's unknown how much will be exposed in the end.

Thanks for the tips in advance,

Chris P.

Bob Mariani 11-10-2009 04:23 AM

less time and work to replace this piece. But you could cut the loose paper, fill and sand if you wanted. The missing paper should be replaced with tape or wood glue.

Maintenance 6 11-11-2009 07:43 AM

No worse than that looks, take a razor knife and cut the loose paper flaps off. Don't cut any deeper than you have to. Then skim coat the damaged areas with drywall mud. Sand lightly, and you're good to go.

Willin' 11-20-2009 10:00 AM

Trim the edges carefully, sand lightly, skim several times with thin coats and you will be good to go....been there done that, worked!:thumbsup:

PS. If painting and will show, be sure to seal repairs.

Maintenance 6 11-20-2009 03:29 PM

must be an echo in here...................

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