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O/T Sheet rock repair

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Dave P, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. Dave P

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    Call a plaster man
     
  2. perazzitms

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    You've probably already done more work than you would have if you had just replaced the drywall. You don't replace the whole panel - cut through just above where the paneling was, pull off, and replace. Now you have a regular straight seam to tape and mud.

    Otherwise, I'd sand well, tape and mud with paper tape over the edges and bare areas, sand again, and paint ---- but the better repair is to replace.
     
  3. X Trap 2

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    Try putting sealer on before you do the repair. Put on two coats. The sealer is like you would use in the bath before you put the tile on. Might work. Ray
     
  4. sherpa

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    prime with a oil base primer sand and prome again then do your mud work
     
  5. Illini bird

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    Use a bag mix of Duro Bond 90 or 45. Scrape off bubbles and apply mix over all the wall where needed. Sand and paint
     
  6. ricks1

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    listen to the post by sherpa that is the way to go dont need oil base. kilz or bulls eye will work . thin about 1/4 so it will soak into paper let dry and sand off ruff then coat with the AP rick
     
  7. guncase

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    Put wainscoating, or paneling back on the wall with a nice cover cap, and forget the drywall,,, or do it right and replace the lower portion of the drywall like you should to get a good job!!
     
  8. phirel

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    It can be time consuming to repair large areas of damaged drywall and have it come out looking nice and flat. Do not try to cover the wall with plaster as suggested above. Plaster goes over blue board, not dry wall.

    If the old panel wall was 36-40 high, you can get a nice job by just covering the damaged area with new thin drywall screwed/glued over the old drywall and then putting a chair rail over the ridge. If you do that, make sure your first sheet of drywall is about 1 inch or a little more above the floor level. This will let you adjust additional boards to keep a straight line at the top. The electrical receptacles will have to be moved out just a little but that is usually easy. Hang the new sheets 12 feet long parallel with the floor. This is important to get a nice finish. Set a row of 16 cc nails to make a level line and push the new sheets up to the level line. You can make some jacks with scrap 2X4 about 12 inches long placed parallel to the wall and some 1X4 placed under the drywall and sticking out a foot. Step on the 1X4 to push the drywall sheets up to the level line.

    Or, you could get a drywall crew to cover all of the walls after they get off work. It is about an 1.5 hour job for a typical size room. Offer them $10 a board plus a case of beer and let them know it is only the walls. Hanging only, you will do the finish. If you have not finished drywall, you will be in for a surprise. It is easy once you know how but you can make a mess if you don't know how.

    If your ceiling is textured, you will have a real problem closing the joint between the wall and the ceiling. If you have carpet on the floor, then we might want to reconsider the entire project. Drywall work makes a big mess and hanging wallpaper is fairly Nert. Wallpaper could save replacing the carpet.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. halfmile

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    If you don't want wallpaper use texture paint.

    HM
     
  10. Bruce Specht

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    Replace the drywall and save yourself any more grief
     
  11. bayrat

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    Been in the building materials business over 40 years. LISTEN, I repeat, LISTEN to the guys that tell you to replace the old wallboard with new. A lot fewer headaches and a much nicer job. The "deal" with the drywall crew makes a lot sense also. And, if you aren't handy at taping and floating, this is the part where you need a professional to make the job look right. You can apply the paint/wallpaper to the new taped and floated drywall and make it look good. But, you need the pros for mud work.

    ECT - The Bayrat
     
  12. pjb

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    Take paper tape and tape the border of the the board that is bubbling to the board that in good shape .this should stop the bubbling then you can finish the board as if it is new .This should take care of your problem with out replacing with new board .
    Dvb
     
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