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Didymus21 11-01-2012 11:01 PM

Repair or just replace
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Looking for advice. I'm considering hiring a professional, but would like to know some things first.

My bathroom has textured and painted drywall. I had to remove some for stud repair, and then I replaced those areas with new drywall.

The issues (as pictured):

1.) The ceiling has a bad old repair above the tub where you can see tape lines. Also, various nail pops.
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2.) I have an outside corner where I'll need to mud/tape unfinished drywall to textured and painted drywall.
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3.) A drywall patch above the old closet will mostly be concealed with crown moulding, but one area is acting like a butt joint with two pieces of already painted and textured drywall. This area would need to be mud and taped.
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4.) An old towel rack has one area of drywall pretty "banged" up. This wall is painted and textured.
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So, would it be better to just tear out all drywall and pay someone to mud and tape?

Would glueing and screwing 1/4" drywall to ceiling be the easiest way to conceal all the ceiling issues?

Or, will a professional be able to easily conceal these areas?

Ultimately, I will be retexturing and repainting the entire room.

Thanks for any advice. (If a full tear out or adding 1/4" to ceiling are better options, I can do that stuff myself)

joecaption 11-01-2012 11:20 PM

There all simple fixes. Why hire someone?

Didymus21 11-01-2012 11:23 PM

Lack of confidence with the finish work. The closet area will be concealed by a built in cabinet, so maybe I'll practice on those walls and see if I can do a good enough job to build confidence.

I don't know how to prep the painted/textured areas appropriately to accept new mud/tape.

joecaption 11-01-2012 11:32 PM

Check out You Tube, lots of videos on every step.

drywallfinisher 11-03-2012 08:23 PM

to retexture you'll need a professional or be able to spray orange peel. If it were mine I wouldnt mess with the 1/4" just get someone to fix it. It would be worth it to have it done by a pro.

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