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Old 10-14-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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The wife wants the TV I hung lowered. Now I have to lower the data/electric box to keep it concealed. I kept the piece I cut out for the box so I'm going to put it right back where it was with a piece of backing. I do this a lot for homeowners and generals as I'm an electrician. Now that I'm a homeowner I'd like to learn how to patch my holes.
I'm looking for a near perfect finish. Is spackling the seam going to do it or can I do better?

I had a hole patched a year ago by a handyman and he did an awesome job. All I had to do was roll over it a few times with the matching color. My wife said he used a sponge to match texture...
I thought she meant a sanding sponge but IDK.

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Old 10-14-2015, 10:16 PM   #2
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Install backing to hold patch.
Install patch.
Tape, top & skim.

Texture to match.

Paint to match.

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Sir MixAlot has a video on how to do this. Do a search on here.
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The wife wants the TV I hung lowered. Now I have to lower the data/electric box to keep it concealed. I kept the piece I cut out for the box so I'm going to put it right back where it was with a piece of backing. I do this a lot for homeowners and generals as I'm an electrician. Now that I'm a homeowner I'd like to learn how to patch my holes.
I'm looking for a near perfect finish. Is spackling the seam going to do it or can I do better?

I had a hole patched a year ago by a handyman and he did an awesome job. All I had to do was roll over it a few times with the matching color. My wife said he used a sponge to match texture...
I thought she meant a sanding sponge but IDK.

Adam
What type of texture do you have on your wall Adam?
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Best solution I can see, -get a bigger TV, then you can move it down and still keep the box covered.
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No spackle, use joint compound.
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No spackle, use joint compound, and paper tape.
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Thanks for the replies. I wish I could get a bigger TV!
I don't know how to appropriately name the texture. I'll check out the link to that post now that I know sirmix a lot isn't a 90's rapper.
The texture isn't flat and it isn't free trow and it definitely doesn't require a sprayer.

If I try this and it looks like Criss-cross can I fix it?

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Post a pic of the texture sounds like it may be stipple from the paint roller. There are so many different textures we really need to see it.
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Absolutely don't use spackle....

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