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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I've been tape and joining drywall in my renovation project and normally use mesh tape embedded in setting compound for regular straight joins, and paper tape for butt joins and corners. But I grabbed the wrong bag of compound and did a room and a half in drying compound - including a really...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have successfully removed the face of the wallpaper, and the underlying paper/glue as well. However, there appears to be a white primer(??) over the semi-gloss paint underneath. Some of this primer scrapes up pretty easily, some takes a little scraping, and some won't come up at all...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi group, first attempt at taping holes in ceilings... replaced duct and now have about 8 holes to patch/repair in a ceiling and walls. I have the holes screwed in but my first attempt at using paper tape failed. I didn't apply enough pressure and ended up with an uneven mess. Spent a few...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello - I'm struggling to cover the actual corner of the corner bead. I feel like I have each time I add mud and then sand I'm left with a tiny bit of the metal exposed. Any advice on how I properly cover this? I've repeated the same procedure about 4 times and I'm not getting anywhere...
  5. 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...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I am remodeling a house (built in 1961) that has 7/8" thick plaster walls. In places where I have to butt drywall next to plaster, I added 3/8" shims (strips) to the studs so the 1/2" drywall will finish flush to the existing plaster. What should I use Tape & regular Mud or Mesh & Hot Mud...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    In attempts to install our first bathtub, we were told that we could use mud instead of cement (or mortar as we should have probably gone with), however we used bucket mud instead of a dry mix and close to a month later, the mud still isn't dry. Will it dry? Is it a problem? Is it likely to...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    I am struggling with the best way to fill in the granite support 1/8" thick L-brackets on the breakfast bar shown below... I have a few ideas but would appreciate any community comments/suggestions :thumbsup: Option 1: Cut drywall filler pieces out of a scrap piece of drywall. Shave the backs...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    So normal mud is supposed to dry for 24 hours, but I would assume the second and third coats dry faster. Will I be able to cut down the dry times from coats 1-3 to speed up the process?
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Please help! I'm trying to duplicate the orange peel texture that is on ALL the drywall throughout my house. I bought a Kobalt 3-ft Gravity Hopper Gun at Lowes and Bostitch 6 gallon air compressor Thus far everything has turned into an epic failure. I thinned out my drywall mud and...
  11. 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...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Ok so my garage looks to have been done in two pours which results in one pour about 1.5" higher than the other pour. When I bought the place, HUD foreclosure, I had to have an engineer come check the density of both pours to ensure they are adequate for car parking and they both came back as...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    We had to remove a wall-mount toilet and replace the brackets that hold it to the wall. The plumber suggested that we put cement backer board behind the toilet. My husband cut the backer board and has screwed it in place. As you can see, the backerboard and the drywall don't meet up exactly...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    I pulled off the paneling in my third bedroom and its plastered underneath, covered in glue and crumbling off in some places. i got most the glue off and planned to just skim coat the whole room with mud because the walls are pretty messed up now, but my friend said to prime first, then mud. he...
  15. Building & Construction
    I'm drywalling a ceiling in a little remodel. I'm installing the wallboard over existing acoustic tiles, and putting a vapor barrier in, taking out some fluorescents and dropped ceiling, and putting in cans. That part shouldn't be a problem. My question is: can I mud over existing paint? See...
  16. Carpentry
    We pulled down the 1970's paneling, and most of the walls are in good shape, just some patching, but above and below the bar is plywood, which is even with the drywall wall next to it and about an inch thick, we dont really want to pull all the plywood and drywall it, we need to figure out what...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I am trying to make some walls perfectly smooth in preparation for new primer and more wallpaper and faux paint. I stripped off wallpaper from a bathroom wall, scrubbed off wallpaper paste, used PASO chemical deglosser, then lightly sandpapered. Then I applied ProForm all purpose joint...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    This is kind of a two part question. My wife and I purchased a house and end of the back yard sloped down into our neighbors yard, down about 10 feet, out about 20. We had someone come in and install two terraced retaining walls and regained about 10 feet of yard. We used ecology blocks...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    Drywall hung on the wall and I used two cut ends (non tapered) at the joint. Taped it, and because the tape is applied on two non tapered ends, the tape is sticking out the width of the tape. The tape is applied correctly and there are no air pockets or excess mud under the tape. Can I fix this...
  20. Drywall & Plaster
    I have just hung new green board in my bathroom, and I used paper seaming tape for the joints. I mudded, and have sanded, and now I am putting on another layer of mud, which theoretically should be my finishing coat, but that is not seeming to be the case! The paper tape has holes in it, i would...
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