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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi Team, I recently attempted to remove wallpaper from one of my living room walls and it turned out to be a disaster. The wallpaper appears to be actual paper and not vinyl. In the removal process, the primer and first layer of the Sheetrock peeled off in sheets. In order to fix, I was going...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all. Please help me clear up confusion from google and youtube. the job is small, finishing a relatively small wall area for an understairs WC but has plenty of inside corners Iv starting the jointing process and taping using joint compound and while i feel the finish is a little rough (im...
  3. 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...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I am placing corner trim over drywall, but the trim does not fully cover the gap due to the drywall being cut too short at the bottom (i.e., the trim does cover it higher, not in the pic). Pics show the gap with and without the trim. I am curious the best patch material to use - I'd like to use...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am trying kerdi membrane in a small shower for the first time. I installed all new drywall - however - the existing (bordering) drywall is textured and the new stuff did not sit flush. So I transitioned (feathered) with joint compound. Was about 1/16 off - but now I have Joint Compound over...
  6. Remodeling
    this will sound crazy but, I am one of "those" people :laughing: I recently added a faux rock wall using joint compound...applied 1/4" thick or so carving in the "grout lines" with the end of a paint brush and finishing with several paint colors... I love the way it turned out so I was thinking...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I had a guy come in to do some drywall taping today and I had a bag of 20 min hot mud and a bucket of each green (regular) and blue (lightweight) joint compound. I always though that the green should be used for the first two coats cause it is stronger and blue for the final coat cause it is...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    heres the story: I recently remodeled my 1981 condo, removed popcorn ceiling, sand off old texture from walls, mud everything and painted. All walls and ceilings. Short after, an odd odor started to develop, its hard to describe it but something like sulfur. I couldn't figure it out for...
  9. Flooring
    Hey all, I am redoing my bathroom and I am tiling essentially a chair rail on my wall with 3x12 porcelain tiles. The job has gone well so far, but in the sunlight I have noticed spots of joint compound residue on the porcelain tiles (see picture). It is not grout because I haven't gotten to...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I am a DIY person trying to figure out the best way to add texture to orange peel textured walls. I have looked at venetian plaster (synthetic and real) as well as texturing mud. From what I have read, the mud route would be to buy joint compound, water it down, apply it in desired fashion...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hope this isn't tooo dumb of a question, I tried searching for this, but couldn't find a clear answer. When replacing or installing new conerbead, and putting joint compound on it, do I cover the whole bead, the actual corner and all? What generally happens to me is I use the knife to put on...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I picked up a load of Wall and Ceiling Texture (dry, and in bags) which was way more than I needed. My question is: Is it possible to use the bags of texture as joint compound--or at least mix some with joint compound to save a few $$? Or should I plan on just trying to sell it and buy the...
  13. Painting
    The ceiling of my bedroom had termite damage and chipping paint, so after chipping off what I could I decided to skimcoat it. I put up adhesive mesh - with some trouble doing it alone, but eventually got the entire ceiling covered, although there are some bubbles in it. I started skimcoating...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello, I have, what I perceive to be, a big mess. Here is my situation. I've recently torn out an old one piece fiberglass tub and surround. I've installed a new tub and I am prepping to install a porcelain tiled surround. I've installed all of the Hardiebacker without any major problems...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    First post, new home owner. Had to repair a 1' x 2' chunk of wallboard in the bathroom. Asked a HD guy how to go about it. He sold me some spackle and some joint mesh tape. I cut the new piece of wallboard, placed a couple pieces of plywood for backing, taped the edges, spackled the edges, and...
  16. Plumbing
    Hi, I recently had my bbq converted to natural gas. The gas is coming in on a black iron pipe with a shutoff valve and a 1/2 inch flare. I need to split the line using a T-connector (to run gas to main grill and a separate side burner). Should I use joint compound on my connections? Thanks...
  17. Painting
    Hello, I'm planning on painting my hallway. The paint is old and up near the ceiling it had large pieces peeling away (some of them 3 inches long). Not knowing how old the paint is I didn't want to sand it so I got up there with a utility razor blade and cut out all the peeling paint...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone, long time listener, first time caller. (Not so) Quick and dirty: I'm in a condo. First home, bought 8 months ago. Getting into DIY, finding its a big passion, but I don't have the money and time to get stuff done quickly or buy expensive tools/products :(. Installed flooring...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    I have a crack in the drywall running vertically next to a window frame in my wall. I am assuming to fix it I just spread spackle in it and sand? Should I be using spacke or joint compound? Do I need to put tape over the crack as well?
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