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Old 10-17-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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How to fix messy spackle that has been painted over?


Just bought my 1st house in Feb. It's been one heck of a ride so far. I'm looking to repair the previous owners spackling job. Its really bad and is painted over. I would like to do it the right way and make it look nice. What is the best approach?

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Old 10-17-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Cut out the problem area and replace with new.
If it’s a large area consider replacing sheetrock from floor to ceiling

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Is it just a few patches or a large area? You might be able to sand it smooth if it's not too big.
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Is it just a few patches or a large area? You might be able to sand it smooth if it's not too big.
I wish it were. Looks like it varies, but alot of it is the butt joints that were taped. Specifically on the ceilings and where he walls meet the ceiling.
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