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Old 05-12-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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It looks like a window was leaking at one point (replaced before we bought the place) and the wall was never properly fixed. Before I started tearing into this, there was a "bubble" on the wall. Turns out that the top coat was separating due to the water infiltration. I pulled all of the loose plaster off and now I'm looking on what product to use to fix it.





I already have this stuff. Will it do the job?


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I would remove the apron under the window before doing anything.
Remove any loose plaster.
Hit the bare areas with a mildicide and let dry. (if not the staining may bleed through)
Prime with Gardz primer, let dry.
Fill and tape that crack.
Then use regular light weight drywall compound, apply with a 12" wide drywall knife.
Prime that then paint.

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Thanks Joe. The apron has already been removed. The white is the stool. Notice the difference in color paint. The tan was hidden by the apron when we repainted with the green almost 5 years ago. There was no staining coming through previously in the last 5 years but probably still a good idea just in case. Thanks for the tip. Is there a certain mildicide brand that I should look for? Can I find that at an Ace hardware?
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Bleach and water should work.
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One thing I might disagree with is get a little box of 5 minute easy sand and paper tape. That crack looks too big for lightweight mud, plus where it is with the window opening and closing it will be prone to cracking again and the easy sand is a lot stronger than regular mud.
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I would use a setting compound not drywall mud. You can apply it thick and not worry about shrinking or cracking.
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Most "Fungicides" are mainly water. I would NOT spray any water on this. Remove what is loose and recoat it. Water has already caused the damage by loosening the white coat from the base plaster. What you have will probably work, but drywall compound will work too. It'd tape the crack in the base coat before applying a finish coat. A broad knife will make smoothing easier. Setting compound will be harder to sand and the repair is mainly cosmetic. No need to make this any harder than it needs to be.
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Thank you for all the responses. Sounds like there are a few ways to go about it.
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I would use a setting compound not drywall mud. You can apply it thick and not worry about shrinking or cracking.
The 5 minute is a setting compound.
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With this solution, i am really pleased to sort out the same problem faced by me a couple of week ago.

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