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amberngreg 10-01-2011 06:26 PM

Drywall mudding mess
 
Help! We have been remodeling our bathroom. We tore down everything to the studs and started over. We have done everything ourselves. We hung the drywall, which went fine, but the mudding job looks awful. We have already primed and painted the walls, but there's just no hiding our bad mudding job. The corner seams look good, but the flat seams on the walls and ceiling are lumpy and uneven and look horrible.Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this mess? We are looking for an easy way to possibly texturize the walls and ceiling that we could use a paint roller with, not a sprayer. Would it look bad to have both the ceiling and walls textured?
Is it possible to re-mud over the seams and then re-prime and re-paint the walls?

OhioHomeDoctor 10-01-2011 06:34 PM

Call a professional to touch it up. It wont cost more than $100 if you sand it when it drys. It will cost same if you try it any other way with worse results.

amberngreg 10-02-2011 12:09 PM

My boyfriend is too stubborn to call a professional. We want to do everything ourselves. Any tips on texturing or re-mudding walls or otherwise covering up the bad mudding job?

OhioHomeDoctor 10-02-2011 12:26 PM

You could hang paneling. Or teach yourself to do it right. Or deal with it.

OhioHomeDoctor 10-02-2011 12:40 PM

Maybe that was harsh. You could also put an orange peel on it. Buy a texture brush and a three foot dwall knife. Roll mud on the wall with thick nap cover, then stomp with texture brush. Then knockdown high parts with large knife.

chrisBC 10-02-2011 01:15 PM

I would think you could either do a texture route or keep on going with the mudding.

If you want to mud, mix up a loose batch of mud and put a light coat over pretty well the whole wall. When it dries, give it a light sand and put a second coat on over the wall, use a wide knife. Sand, then determine if it is going to do the job.

After you prime have a look if you need any touch ups, often when you prime you can see flaws you couldn't see before. Also when doing your mudding good to use a trouble light (mechanic's type light) you will see a lot more this way.


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