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Old 02-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #16
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Please don't infer racist generalizations and that hiring Mexicans was the source of your problem. You need to take responsibility for this.
I never tried racist generalization and I do know there are lot of good Mexican american worker/ contractors who do excellent work. This was not the intent of my post neither I tried to blame anyone for this, the sole intent for this post is to find the solution of problem at hand. Yes I am newbie to this site and also to any DIY project and trying to learn. So please help me discuss and find most efficient solution for this problem.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:25 AM   #17
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whoa. That is some of the worst drywalling I've ever seen. I'm a DIY'er--not a "pro"--and my drywall work, which I'm not especially good at, always looks better than that. Probably because I care about the work I'm doing to my own house. These jokers obviously either didn't care or had no idea what they were doing. Either they were crooked or incompetent.

At this point, I'd probably hang paneling. You can also re-tape and mud the bad joints and then cover with a spray-on textured finish -- orange-peel or knockdown -- if you get the walls in good enough shape that the texture will hode the mess. But paneling will probably be less work.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:09 PM   #18
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I never tried racist generalization and I do know there are lot of good Mexican american worker/ contractors who do excellent work. This was not the intent of my post neither I tried to blame anyone for this, the sole intent for this post is to find the solution of problem at hand. Yes I am newbie to this site and also to any DIY project and trying to learn. So please help me discuss and find most efficient solution for this problem.
Fair enough. But maybe next time not mention the race of the contractors that screw up if it is irrelevant?

As for your problem, I really think it will be fastest and least aggravating to take it down and start over. With enough mud and patience you can fix it but it will take a truckload of mud and another of sandpaper or sanding blocks.
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