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Old 02-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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how to repair drywall with paper ripped off

The towel bars in my bathroom were glued on to what I think was primed drywall. One of the holders was knocked loose and it tore off the white paper so the brown paper is visible underneath. My question is how do I repair that before gluing the towel bar end back on.


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Thin layers of drywall compound and a 4" wide drywall knife.
It's going to take a min. of 3 coats to get it perfect. Sand it with a dry wall med. sanding sponge, prime and paint.
Go buy a differant paper holder the scews to the wall.


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Buy some GUARDZ primer made especially for these types of issues. Apply the GUARDZ to the damaged area. Allow it to dry. Apply 2 to 3 coats of joint compound to the area, sanding between coats. Feather out your patch a little bit more each time you recoat. When you're satisfied that the patch is flush with the rest of the wall, do a final sanding to make sure it is smooth. Wipe of dust, apply a drywall primer to the patch, allow to dry, then recoat with whatever paint is currently on the wall.
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