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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Long ago I used to use a quick setting "one and done" style spackling repair from (I think) DAP, which had the characteristics that are usually counter to everything but epoxy: Fast setting Didn't need to be put on thin Set as a hardened surface I had thought for sure it was their "Fast 'n...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I have built a faux fireplace/shelving unit and found a diy solution for taping out "mortar" lines and then layering on plaster/drywall mud/spackle to fill in the faux brick areas and then pulling up the tape when it's still wet. I did a sample experiment with some spackle I had on hand and...
  3. Building & Construction
    Help with inexpensive & quick way to fix crack in wall Help with inexpensive & quick way to fix crack in wall. The crack in the wall is due to rain damage from 5+ years ago. The wall is white & I’m thinking I would be okay just covering it with spackle or caulking. Any ideas?
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm trying to do some updating in my mom's house, and my dad had used spackle to make mock popcorn ceiling in ever. single. room. Anyone have any ideas on how to remove it? I have tried sanding but it took an hour to get a 12x12" section done. Just looking to see if anyone has any...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Painting
    I want to take my semigloss down to eggshell. I was told I needed a special primer to adhere to the paint or to sand down or to use TSP. I want to also repair the wall here and there with spackle. So the question I have is, can i skim coat over the semigloss or do I have to sand the wall or...
  9. Painting
    Hi - we just bought a new house and really like the color inside. The problem is the staging of the house included a LOT of wall hangings so when we move in there will be nail holes everywhere. Also- the paint they used is flat paint and we would like to use eggshell for a little more...
  10. Painting
    This seems to always be an issue, so I'm looking for honest feedback from professional painters with nothing to loose in this discussion. I contracted with someone to finish their basement, but they wanted to be the General. I'm a general but wanted the work, so I went ahead knowing there were...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hello and good day everyone! I am an engineering student from Germany.Right now I am working on my final engineering project and I need help from you experience woodworkers. For this project I need to construct a metering device mounted to a production line. The project's name is called...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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