Repairing Tiny Chips In Corners - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


Hello. I am trying to make repairs to my walls before I repaint with a lightweight Patch-N-Paint type spackling compound from a big box home improvement store.

Most of the gouges in the walls I am repairing have been of no issue in these repair projects, as they have been filling in fine. What I am having problems with are the very small "gravel" size pieces of paint where the walls have been dinged right on the outside corner.

I am not by any means experienced in drywall mud and tape, or the application of this compound, but, the rest of the application seems to be going well enough.

It's the tiny corner flakes that I am having trouble patching and filling so I can paint to where the damage is invisible. Once this is done, I have purchased the plastic corner protectors so this damage will not occur again in the future.

What I want to know, is there a tool or a trick of the trade that will make this easier or more fool proof? I am going to sand and paint afterwards, so, I am not concerned if I have a larger area that needs to be prepped than the small area of damage.

Thanks in advance.

Advertisement

glen4cindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,782
Rewards Points: 680
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


If there not old air bubbles and just slight nicks why not just sand them with a sanding sponge to feather them out, then prime and paint.
A picture sure would be nice.

Advertisement

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,322
Rewards Points: 3,282
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


That light weight Spackle is to weak to use on outside corner dings and dents---buy a small box of 5 minute or 20 minute 'easy sand' powdered drywall compound.

Mix it with water--apply to the digs-sand and you are good to go---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


Thanks Mike

I'll get the heavier compound and use that.

I was thinking what I was using was probably the wrong product.

Thank You.
glen4cindy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to glen4cindy For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (05-13-2012)
Old 05-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
Learning Things Every Day
 
Jay 78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MI
Posts: 555
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


+1 on posting a picture, but if I'm understanding you correctly, the tool you're asking about is a corner trowel.



This tool might not be necessary though, depending on the amount and severity of the dings you have. You're using a sanding block, right? With a little compound directly on the corner and on each side, you should be able to shape a sharp corner with a block.

I use Dap DryDex for my repair work. It's excellent stuff - much easier and more convenient than having to mix, and it dries rock hard.
__________________
Under Construction
Jay 78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


Thanks for all the great tips.

One of you asked for a photo.

Here is one photo that is representative of some of the type of corner repairs I am making.

Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Repairing tiny chips in corners-imag0321.jpg  
glen4cindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,322
Rewards Points: 3,282
Default

Repairing tiny chips in corners


Use the powdered drywall compound--some sanding of the old paint might be useful--

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Curved corners where drywall meets? SouthGAreno Remodeling 12 01-17-2013 04:10 PM
Repairing old drywall inside corners before painting? Uncoiler Drywall & Plaster 7 07-08-2012 01:18 AM
Repairing chips on a table amyevans General DIY Discussions 5 03-08-2011 03:54 PM
Chips on corners of the wall dSilanskas Painting 2 03-16-2009 09:25 AM
cement board corners ponch37300 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 01-25-2009 06:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts