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Help restoring old wood beam please!

I am in the process of trying to uncover an original beam in my 120 year old home. The beam appears to have been painted (possibly twice), then covered in drywall mud, then painted again. It's tested ...
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Skim-coating LVL beam

I have an LVL beam which I would like to skim-coat with drywall mud. My drywall guy is unsure whether that will be a durable solution and is recommending 1/4" drywall. What's the general ...
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How can I tell whether a brand of drywall mud is lightweight?

Even though the label on this product says it's "conventional weight", is it considered to be lightweight?
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What is the name of the tool that the guy in this video is using to level up the mud on ceiling?

What is the name of the tool that the guy in this video is using to straighten up the ceiling? https://youtu.be/YuUoZZ6v6MU?t=528 He is even indicating the name but I don't understand what he is ...
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Water spots on drywall [duplicate]

I have water and mildew damage on my ceiling. The ceiling is drywall. What’s the best method of repair for this situation?
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Is it possible to change right angle corners to round corner beads?

We have 90 degree angle corners everywhere. After removing the cheap white plastic corner protectors the corners show damage. Rather than patching it with drywall mud to an exact right angles, can I ...
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How to smooth out uneven drywall?

I'm working to refinish a room and found that the wall underneath a window juts out, likely from a new window installation by the previous owner. I want to make it smooth before painting; what’s the ...
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Did my painter do a bad job making the ceiling flat after removing popcorn ceiling?

I recently found a painter and got my popcorn ceiling removed. That ceiling is 70s concrete, so painter has to fill it with plaster instead of scraping popcorn texture off. After the job done, he skim ...
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How to texture match this 1987 drywall ceiling?

Home was built in Houston metro area in 1987. I replaced drywall in ceiling and haven't seen any examples of this specific ceiling texture. Other homes in the neighborhood also have it. I need to ...
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Sequence of Insulation (attic) and drywall finishing

My question is about what is typical / expected on new construction. I have done a lot of remodels (over a dozen) in my life but this is my first 100%, new construction. Contractor is insisting we ...
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Should you tape drywall with EasySand?

I've heard mixed reviews about bucket mud (All Purpose, Plus3), so I thought I'd look at bags. However, there is no bagged All Purpose at any big box near me, so I am left with EasySand 45/90. Since ...
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Is this substance drywall joint compound?

I need to get a sample of some drywall joint compound for asbestos testing in a house I'm renovating. I pulled away some of the base boards in the corner and found something that I believe to be joint ...
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How to hide angle between two uneven drywall panels

What is the best way to hide the joint between two drywall sheets (the framing is off on old house). Should I try and create a smooth rounded surface with drywall compound by building up both sides of ...
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Fitting sheetrock(plasterboard) to a ceiling, to be taped and skimmed. Should the joints be tightly butted, or leave a gap, of what size? [duplicate]

I'm fitting square edge 1/2" sheetrock to a ceiling. I've not been able to find any best practice for how this should be fitted. When the plasterer comes to skim it, some mud will squish through ...
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How to repair corner joints in window drywall returns

I am doing some minor drywall repairs throughout my home and am uncertain how to properly finish the inside corners of the drywall returns. After 45 years in quake country, these joints are cracked in ...
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meshed tape exposed on sanding

Newbie here trying to DIY somethings around the house. I am following these steps to cover/fix a ceiling hole: Put sheetrock, apply mesh tape , apply mud, sanding and painting. When I am sanding down ...
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Where do you cut drywall if you need to remove it but still want to easily put it back up?

I want to pull a section of drywall down, but then put it back up again later. I'm having a hard time deciding where to cut. I think ideally, I could cut exactly down the center of a stud so that I ...
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Too Much Mud Leveling over New Drywall?

I framed a new wall over an existing wall to get a nice, rectangular recessed area for a projector screen in my basement. Here’s the wall prior to spackling: The old wall (back wall of recessed area) ...
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Fast set joint compound taking DAYS to dry?

This seems very unusual? Fast set joint compound, in my experience, will even set (on the inside anyway) under water, as my buckets have proven. Yet I needed a hearty amount to plug a deep hole, and ...
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Should I replace old drywall in closet before I tape? [closed]

I am in currently in the process of finishing my master closet. Whoever started this project (one of the previous owners as the house is 70 years old) drywalled roughly 2/3rds of the walls/ceiling and ...
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Adding more water for longer working time for 5 minute joint compound?

Ideally one would use the joint compound with the desired setting time, together with the recommended amount of water for mixing. However, a few times I added more water when mixing products like ...
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How to install corner bead on an uneven corner

How do I install this corner bead without it buckling when I screw it down. Do I just fill the recessed spot with mud first? If it matters it's the ceiling in my shower.
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How do I fix an unsanded and uneven drywall repair that was painted over?

Based on the attached pictures, would anyone be able to tell me how I could go about fixing this ceiling imperfection? I'm doing some renos and learning through mistakes. This time I attempted some ...
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Will drywall mud adhere to semi-gloss paint?

We want to texture several walls that have semi-gloss paint on them. Will drywall mud adhere to the paint or do we need to use a particular primer first?
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repair drywall cornerbead (edger?)

I have this damaged drywall corner. I saw a couple of videos, some recommend to remove old loose mud over the cracked area and put on a new mud, wait till it dry, sand and put more if necessary, dry, ...
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Skim coating over cigarette stained walls

We are moving into a house with yellow stained walls from the smoker who lived there for 40+ years. On top of that, every single wall is textured. We already plan on skim coating to cover the texture. ...
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Mimick Sheetrock “texture”

OK so I have a regular drywall house… What I’ve noticed is that when you use joint compound to fix hole etc. the joint compound is incredibly smooth yet the drywall surrounding the patch has a little ...
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What should I do with this deteriorating, partially removed, popcorn ceiling?

Over the years the popcorn ceiling (over drywall and painted, I believe) in my bathroom has started to "sag" in places. Recently pieces started to fall off and I decided it was time to ...
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Why should you add dry mix to water and not the other way round

During renovation I have used all kinds of dry compounds, be it mortar, conrete mix, tile glue, grout, plastering mud, ... On every one of them the instructions say to add the dry mix to water and mix ...
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Skim-coated textured ceiling - do I really need to sand before priming and painting? [closed]

My kitchen had textured walls and ceilings. I've skim-coated, sanded, primed, and painted the walls and they look great. For the ceiling, I'd like to avoid the mess (and health risks) of sanding ...
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Do fire-taped drywall seams need to be painted?

I just added fire tape to the drywall seams in my 1950s garage using two layers of this compound from USG. I couldn't find any reference to this question in their docs: Do I need to paint over the ...
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How to fix cracks in hybrid gypsum/plaster ceiling?

I have a 1950's house with gypsum/plaster wallboard as described in this question: Is this plaster over gypsum wallboard? I have a few cracks in one of the bedroom ceilings and would like to repair ...
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Seeking input on popcorn ceiling removal

Cross post from HomeImprovement subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement/comments/gphjmr/seeking_input_on_popcorn_ceiling_removal/ So... somebody decided we should undertake the task of ...
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Is drywall installer trying to pull one over on us?

Our drywall installer tells us that we need to prime the walls before his finisher can fix the MANY issues with their finishing work so far. I can’t find any information that suggests this is normal ...
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Is it too late to add drywall tape?

I was patching my wall for the first time and forgot to put fiberglass drywall tape on first. I've only done one coat of joint compound so far. Can I still put my drywall tape on the seams or is it ...
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Drywall mud on ethernet connectors

We are in the process of renovating our house and I ran CAT6 cable to an area with plans to put a network switch there. I now find that the drywall people did not try and protect the connectors and ...
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Should I use 1/4" drywall to cover ceiling texture or imperfections?

My laundry room ceiling had to have a large section of its 1/2" drywall ceiling removed and replaced a few years back after a copper water pipe had a leak. The replacement was fully taped but was ...
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How to fill this gap in the drywall on an odd corner?

The whole house has these cheap strips all over it. We're starting to take them down. This one on the corner has a big gap in it. Do we just put joint compound in there? Or is there something else we'...
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Voids under drywall tape unavoidable?

The usual way to tape a typical butt drywall joint is to put .5 cm of drywall compound over the joint to create a bed of "mud", then add tape, press in to get excess "mud" out, then apply more "mud" ...
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Repairing finish on basement block foundation wall

I have a room in a partially finished basement which was done by the previous homeowner which is needing repair to the walls. The house is old (1925), and the foundation is concrete block. The room in ...
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When would you use "hot mud" or setting joint compound for leveling concrete?

To my surprise (or ignorance) the bag of 'hot mud' I bought specifically says it can be used for : leveling interior above grade concrete When would this be an appropriate choice, and does it have ...
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What is the best process for a first-timer doing a small drywall finishing job?

As part of some home renovations I recently hung the equivalent of nine sheets of drywall -- eight on the walls (including a basement staircase) and one on the ceiling. I've done small patch jobs on ...
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How can I replicate this drywall texture?

The title and picture say it all. It's a very subtle texture.
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How to use hopper gun to apply drywall mud to walls in rental mobile home

I want to use a hopper gun to create a textured or splatter effect on mobile home drywalls. I have an air compressor and I need to know how to start applying the drywall mud to my walls? How many ...
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Nasty edges when spreading drywall compound

I'm using 20 minute setting compound to cover a large rectangular patch. I mixed 1 lb of powder with about 1.5 cups of water, and am using a 12" knife. This picture: shows the the result I'm getting ...
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What should I do with leftover mud?

I always find myself holding a pan with one inch of leftover mud when I need to stop and come back later. Once I just left my taping knives in the pan. Big mistake. When I came back 4 hours later in ...
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DIY Bathroom Reno. How many panels to remove? How much wall to demo?

Background: Home built in 1962 Started demolition to the guest bathroom and gutted the tub, tile, and backboard. I would like to know how much of the drywall/cement board should I remove past the tub ...
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Can I clean up and tape old unfinished drywall in the garage?

Purchased a house with a partially finished garage. The ceiling and walls have drywall, but no taping. The previous owners have nailed numerous things into the wall over the years and of course since ...
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Accidental drywall mud over cement board

I have a wall in my kitchen being built that will have some drywall and some tile. A dude I hired to finish my drywall, while I wasn't supervising him, applied some drywall mud over the cementboard. I ...
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What to use to flatten and prep wall before installing Schluter Kerdi membrane for tiling?

I am remodeling a bathroom that was originally done with 1/2 inch drywall. I opened-up the walls to move plumbing and electrical as required and then covered-up those sections with new 1/2 inch ...
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