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Old 04-22-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
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Hello,
We just removed some old wainscoting from at least 15-20 years ago. It had been nailed in, no glue. Now there is allot of patchwork to be done. Lots of nails and holes from spots that the wall underneath was torn in the process. We are wondering if it will ever look right. Any easy solutions?

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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Lucky for you they did't glue them..much less patching to do. You need to get some drywall mud and a 6" drywall knife and fill the holes, then sand and prime. Any pics on how extensive the damage is?

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Old 04-24-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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As a Professional for me that's an easy fix. The above poster is correct, Just make sure you push in the paper "tits" (sorry, that's what we call them, I don't know another name).

When you removed the wainscotting and the nails you'll have pulled the paper of the drywall above the surface (these are called "tits", again I apologize). Before you fill the hole, use the back of the knife to push the tit in (create a dent in the drywall where the hole is). Then just fill the dent with mud. Two coats and a light sand, it should be ready to prime and paint.

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