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How do I fix raised wall patch job?

The previous owner did a bad patch job all over the house. The patching is a lot higher than the rest of my wall. How do I go about fixing this?
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Should I buy dry compound mix and mix my own? Pros/Cons

Should I mix my own 'mud' (joint compound)? I'm trying to smooth out parts of my wall and also to cover some patched areas.
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Why little holes/dots when I apply joint compound?

I can't find answer anywhere, can somebody tell me why and how to avoid these little dots/holes when I spackle. I also including the pic of the compound I'm using.
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Fix bad drywall mudding/paint

For my first-ever drywall mudding attempt, I (predictably) messed up. Mudded the walls (three coats), then added primer (two coats) and semi-gloss Behr paint (two coats). Reinstalled my lighting and ...
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Drywall mud differences for taping, or gaps?

Just wanting to hear a second opinion besides from friends. Are there any preferred products to use for taping versus filling screws and holes or gaps between sheets because framing is not square? I ...
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paper (tape) showing after sanding

After some initial sanding of a taped joint, the tape/paper is showing. It's sticking out and frayed, and still needs some sanding. What are my options for dealing with this? should I apply more mud ...
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What should I do about walls that are shiny and dull at same time?

Can anyone give me some reliable, good advise on fixing my bedroom walls. There were a lot of flaws when we bought house. Previously was painted over paper backing, mudding without sanding, and ...
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How can I smooth out a poor drywall repair?

I am a new 1st time home owner. The house I purchased is an older home, and has had some "renovations". The people who were there before me 'remodeled' the kitchen by taking out a wall that had ...
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mud keeps drying and crumbling as i spread it on wall

i have mixed mud as close as possible to the correct consistency of cake frosting, and have studied many you tube videos to see what the pros do, but every time i apply the mud it seems to dry and ...
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Skim coating textured walls

We have plaster textured walls through out our entire house that are in good condition, but are just ugly. Is it ok to skim coat or is drywall a better solution. We are first timers doing our own ...
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How do I prepare a ceiling for restomping?

I had to cut access panels in the ceiling of a 7' x 11' room to make several plumbing repairs. The ceiling has the slapbrush/stomp texture: I have patched the drywall and I plan on restomping the ...
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Drywall Mudding Not flush to wall

This was my first attempt at mudding drywall, and I thought it was smooth and flush to the wall; however, after painting the wall I did notice that the edges of the mudded seams were completely ...
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When finishing drywall, is it a common practice not to mud the bottom of horizontally-hung drywall?

I hung drywall horizontally in my bedroom and hired a company to mud and tape it so that I could prime and paint. As you know, drywall sheets are recessed along the edges in order to hold drywall ...
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Is it common for professional drywallers to tape narrow corners, but not mud over the tape if it's going to be covered with moulding?

Sorry to spam SE with questions relating to a job done by a company I hired to finish the project in my room, but some things seem very questionable to me. In the below pics you will see a narrow ...
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Will grid-lines in textured ceilings show through paint?

We just finished texturing our ceilings with a knock-down texture, however the following day we noticed wide grid-lines in the ceiling everywhere we taped and mudded. We did not prime/seal the ...