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Old 08-06-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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So, let me preface this by saying I am really not handy... I mean, I can put together IKEA furniture - but that's about it.

Anyway, my significant other and I just bought our first house. The previous owners decided to put random pieces of crown molding on the middle of the walls... I don't know why. I looked up how to remove the crown molding and went ahead and took off one of the random pieces. However, after I removed it, I saw that huge pieces of paint ripped off with the wood. (Of course I started picking at it and made it even worse.) I think this is all the way down to the drywall (I THINK it's drywall? There isn't any of the thick brown paper that you usually see though... so maybe it's plaster. Ugh, I warned you I'm not handy) and it even took off a little piece of the wall on the corner. I really don't know what to do and it looks horrendous.

My significant other is out of the country and I was hoping to have the place painted and moved in before he gets back... I really don't want him to come home to a huge mess. Please help!

(I've attached a few pictures - the first is of the one piece of molding on the left hand side. The second is of the damage. The third is of the missing drywall piece.)
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The reason the paint peeled off is because you did not cut along the paint line with a razor knife before removing the molding.
It's going to take a few steps to fix that mess.
Cutting out the loose paper. Filling the voids with hot mud (quick setting, dry mix drywall compound) skim coats of light weight compound, primer the two coats of paint with a high nap roller to try and copy that texture on the wall.
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The reason the paint peeled off is because you did not cut along the paint line with a razor knife before removing the molding.
It's going to take a few steps to fix that mess.
Cutting out the loose paper. Filling the voids with hot mud (quick setting, dry mix drywall compound) skim coats of light weight compound, primer the two coats of paint with a high nap roller to try and copy that texture on the wall.

I'll add one more step---prime the torn paper before you start adding mud---this will help prevent the paper from bubbling from the wet mud---
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Do lots of reading on here.......use the "Search" function. Lots and lots of similar stories with loads of info.
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I'll add one more step---prime the torn paper before you start adding mud---this will help prevent the paper from bubbling from the wet mud---
Yes.... I don't see any torn paper in your pictures, but you say some is there. This should be primed with a product like Gardz. Then make everything smooth with joint compound (research how to repair drywall.) Then you're ready to prime and paint.
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My answer was in relation to her first sentence



"So, let me preface this by saying I am really not handy."..
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I see you have emptied out the room. But before you paint the walls, take the extra 5 minutes and remove the faceplates from the outlets and switches.
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"So, let me preface this by saying I am really not handy."..
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ha ha, we tried out a new paint the other day to see if we could use him. He claimed to be "Sherwin Williams certified", or whatever the hell that means. He couldn't paint. There were multiple clues, but the first was when I saw him putting up blue tape on all the faceplates.
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[QUOTE=jeffnc;1226108]ha ha, we tried out a new paint the other day to see if we could use him. He claimed to be "Sherwin Williams certified", or whatever the hell that means. He couldn't paint. There were multiple clues, but the first was when I saw him putting up blue tape on all the faceplates.[/QUOTE]


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To keep our paint stores what they are you need to tell them about this guy. Let them know he is using their name and doing this kind of work.

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