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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    We recently built a house and noticed some drywall tape where you can see the seem on one end and it's starting to pull away from the drywall near the floor. Would you recommend replacing the entire piece of tape? It's on a wide inside corner (much more than 90 degrees). Near the top half of...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    So I recently took down 2 closets in my entry way. Everything went well, but the wood from the framing has left a massive indent in the wall. Does anyone have any tips, other than a ton of spackle?
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone, i am on here seeking advice to repair a small patch on a drywall. firstly i wanted to know if it will be easy to DIY at home for this small patch or would it be more wise to seek out a professional ? secondly if i were to seek a professional how much aprox would it be...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hey guys, first post and my first reno, I was hoping to get some advice. I've attached two images that show a fireplace wall that juts out from the primary wall. The wall is separated a little from the wall behind. What is the professional approach to fixing this cosmetically +- structurally...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I had a plumber come out to fix a water pipe leak. In the process he cut 3 different areas of my walls and one place on the popcorn ceiling. I have done some minor drywall repair before, but nothing of this magnitude so wanted some advice... The old drywall he cut out was wet, so he threw it...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    FibaFuse Drywall Tape (Video) is great for repairs! Here's my latest video where I demonstrate how to use FibaFuse on a ceiling hole repair:
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I successfully removed the wallpaper in my dining room that had been there since 1986. Apparently, I did a pretty good job given my first time trying to DIY home stuff. That said, it wasn't perfect. I watched some of the YouTube videos and my damage wasn't as BIG as the ones shown. For example...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    In this video I'm going demonstrate how you can do an inside drywall corner like a pro with a drywall corner tool. It's on a drywall corner repair where a wall meets a ceiling. I'll be using a 12 inch drywall taping knife, mud pan, drywall corner tool and drywall paper tape. I'm using an all...
  9. How To Guides
    In this Part 3 video, I'm going to show how to skim coat a wall after drywall repairs with many diy drywall tips and skim coating tricks! Once the drywall repairs were dry was time for me to skim coat the walls. In case you missed the first video where I had to repair all the black mirror...
  10. How To Guides
    Today I’m going to show you how to do orange peel texture on a repair and I’ll also give you some blending orange peel tips, tricks and more... After I repaired this water damaged drywall from a plumbing leak on the wall. It was time to spray orange peel texture on the new pieces of drywall...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi group, I am trying to help my girl who has a 1989 custom architect built home in New Haven CT. She's the 2nd owner and my issue is having to cut 6 2x2' holes in a dropped ceiling to add a dryer duct. The drywall has a thin layer of skim that was really hard to cut into. She said it was...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Im attempting to repair some pretty bad nail pops in our drywall. The house is on a crawl space, was built pre drywall screw, we live next to a train track and the home was built on a more than moderate incline. Foundation settling is an issue along with the fact that all the drywall is fastened...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    This question may be basic but as a widow I'm learning how to do things for myself. I just installed a new faucet in my tub/shower. I had to cut two holes in the wall to get to the valve and complete the shower hookup. I'm now fixing the "holes". I was watching a video on how to drywall and I...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    When we remodeled our bath a few years ago there was no matching baseboard tile so our contractor put in 6" maple baseboards. Unfortunately, despite wiping the floor off in the corner after every shower, the wood baseboard acted like a sponge and now the metal corner beading is rusty and the...
  15. Building & Construction
    I recently had a friend approached by a condo unit below them. They showed them a stain that appeared to be completely dry. So I have two questions: 1. How long does drywall retain water after water damage has produced a significant stain? 2. Is their any scientific tests (i.e. via...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I just removed the old laminate countertops and backsplash. My granite is set to be installed Tuesday. When removing the old backsplash it tore up the existing drywall. I was wondering if I could install a thin backer board over the drywall. This...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello all, I hope you can help me with my dilemma. I live in a timber frame house that is 10 years old. The frame has shifted and shrunk in spots, a common phenomenon. As a result, the drywall on an interior partition wall has been compressed where it meets a ceiling beam. The paper face of the...
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