Repairing Pits And Rough Spots - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Repairing pits and rough spots

About a year ago I removed wallpaper from the kitchen and tried to sand down any pits and rough edges. Due to my inexperience as a homeowner I then went ahead and just painted this awful yellow on the walls(wife's idea). Because of my shotty job the pits and rough edges are still really visable through this yellow paint.

A year has gone by and I have a few days set aside to get this taken care of. However I don't know the steps. Should I prime first and then sand? What kind of primer do I use? What course sandpaper would you recommend? What's the best way to get these pits out of the sheet rock? Is it just sanding or should I be spackling and sanding down? The problem is the pits cover a really large area and spackling the entire kitchen is just impossible.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


dcormann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 130
Rewards Points: 75

Repairing pits and rough spots


Follow these steps:

1. Lightly sand the entire wall
2. Apply Drywall Compound to smooth out the pits and rough edges, lightly sanding between coats. Each coat should overlap the previous. Remember, it's easier to apply compound than remove it.
3. Lightly finish sand the Drywall Compound (150 to 220 grit)
4. Prime the entire wall
5. Touch up and sand the remaining pits.
6. Prime the touch ups.
7. Lightly sand the entire primed surface
8. Repaint.


dberladyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
Stay-at-home GC
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh,PA
Posts: 638
Rewards Points: 500

Repairing pits and rough spots

Set a work light oblique to the wall surface while sanding. Sand ridges out but not pits or holes. Trying to sand out low spots will just give you wavy drywall.

If you are a perfectionist, welcome to DRYWALL HELL.
Can correctly identify Shinola 3 out of 5 times*
*Under ideal conditions

Some days, my Life needs a Rewind/Erase Button.
CplDevilDog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts