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I removed the trim around my back door and was left with the monstrosity pictured.

The new trim I want to install is about 1/2" skinnier so I was wondering if there is a easy(ish) way to patch this?

If it's too much of a hassle I can just find wider trim that will cover but I was hoping to match it to the same stuff in the rest of my house. enter image description here

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    That looks like ordinary drywall (on top of old plaster), not concrete-board (tile backer.) Unless it's all plaster, no board? – Ecnerwal Dec 30 '20 at 2:05
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    Ah, the top part of the picture made me think it was backer but didn't realize that was drywall just assumed it was plaster. So I guess my best bet would just be to cut out the crumbling section and put a piece of drywall up – iadducchio3 Dec 30 '20 at 2:53
  • As long as the new piece is the same thickness as the existing wall board it's fine to use gypsum board. You'll need to tape the seem and cover with compound. – ojait Dec 30 '20 at 3:05
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You can:

A) Install the new trim and fill the remaining gap with Spackle and/or drywall. Or:

B) Install a section of drywall to fill this gap and han install your trim on top of it. (This is probably the best route to take.

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