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Old 10-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #16
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The studs should have been drilled at the channel and the wires placed inside the wall. Then a regular drywall repair to close it up. I don't see that
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At this point, this is what we have to work with. We are in an apt building. This wiring was done way after we did any renovations. Seemed like the only solution to keep the wires hidden. All the AV components are in a closet so the wires are running from there to the speakers, TV etc

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If you're sure you are going to put wall paper up then you can get away with just using joint compound. Fill it in and let it dry. Scrape away high re fill shrinkage. Once you got it looking good prime & paint it. When the paper is up any hairline cracks that may appear will be moot.
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If you're sure you are going to put wall paper up then you can get away with just using joint compound. Fill it in and let it dry. Scrape away high re fill shrinkage. Once you got it looking good prime & paint it. When the paper is up any hairline cracks that may appear will be moot.
Yes, absolutely sure we are wallpapering this area!
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OK here are some pics of what I've done so far. I know, I know, I used mesh tape which I read here is a no-no but that's what the guy at Ace sold me

So this is one layer, I used joint setting compound (green lid) and haven't sanded yet.

Any advice? Please be gentle with a first-timer
I have no idea why these photos are getting turned upside down when I upload them here...sorry bout that!
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Slide your hand along the area. Any irregularity that you can feel will show through the wall covering. You can also darken the room then put a single light source at an oblique angle and see any bad spots. It looks like you may already be there in the photo.
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Slide your hand along the area. Any irregularity that you can feel will show through the wall covering. You can also darken the room then put a single light source at an oblique angle and see any bad spots. It looks like you may already be there in the photo.
Thanks! Like I said, I haven't sanded yet and checked for smoothness.
Do you think I could get away with leaving it at this stage (once it's smoothed out), meaning not have to do another coat of compound?
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If it is smooth and flush so it won't show through the paper you do not need to put on any more mud. You still need to prime and paint it though so the wallpaper sizing and adhesive will work right.
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If it is smooth and flush so it won't show through the paper you do not need to put on any more mud. You still need to prime and paint it though so the wallpaper sizing and adhesive will work right.
Thanks, yes, the wallpaper hanger will prime and paint the walls. He just wants them basically in good shape.

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