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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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Will joint compound / drywall mud clog my drain?

If I wash my tools (knives and mud pan) in my laundry tub/sink after use, will the drywall mud clog my drain pipes?
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Water stain on unpainted ceiling

I had a leak in my roof and now a water stain on my ceiling. My ceiling is not painted. Can I seal the stain with a primer and then cover it with thinned joint compound so it matches the color?
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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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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 materials do I need to fix these walls? (not even sure if it's actually drywall)

The holes are right around the frame to a window. Not really sure how to fix it. It ended up like this after I removed anchors from the wall that the previous tenant left behind. Some of them were ...
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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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Prime joint compound before latex paint?

I'm painting a room that had previously been wallpapered. The walls are veneer plaster coated, so the paper was easy to remove and clean the plaster. However there are patches for wiring, dings and ...
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Should I clean (how?) old drywall before applying mud?

I have screwed a new piece of drywall. Now I need to try to apply mud and finally paint. Should I clean, wash the old painted drywall first? If yes, how? It does not stand out in this picture but the ...
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How should I repair old drywall tape seams showing at wall and ceiling?

Addition is 18 years old and seams are appearing in ceilings. Had no issue replacing tape in ceiling test butt joint but, on closer inspection, I see lines in the ceiling tape where the walls meet. ...
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Is a chipped off drywall harmful

I'm replacing baseboards in a room with drywall, and found that in a few places the drywall under the baseboards has chipped off and exposed. Now I'm wondering, if it is harmful for health and I'll ...
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Fill grooves of old wood paneling

I have old wood paneling that was painted with semi-gloss paint not too long ago. We want to fill the grooves and make it look like drywall and smooth. I found this article. It seems simple based on ...
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Drywall installation when ceiling joists lower at the edge

I am trying to install ceiling drywall and everything is fine until I reach the edge. You can see there are 3 2x8 joists at the edge and it's somehow positioned 1/2" to 1" lower than the rest. So my ...
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Kitchen BackSplash - Truing Up Walls for TIle

Aspiring contractor and DIY'er here. So I'm learning a lot along my journey and trying to soak in as much knowledge as I can. Live and learn! So I'm working on a kitchen that has some fairly wavy ...
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Accidentally Used Topping Compound for Taping Drywall Joint. What To Do?

I made a rookie mistake and accidentally used Topping Compound when I taped my newly-hung drywall. To be clear: I used topping on the joint and then embedded the tape into it. What should my next ...
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Patch small holes in an internal stucco wall

In a room that was added on to the house (many years ago), two of the internal walls (that used to be external walls) are stucco. There are a couple of approx. 1 inch diameter holes in the stucco ...
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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What type of wall texture is this? How can I match it?

Looking for what type of wall texture this is, how is it applied (i.e. spray on)? Basement window flooded, I need to match the texturing around the rest of the room. It looks like a SantaFe ...
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Joint Compound was too dry, now what

I'm finishing a small area of drywall, using the joint compound you mix with water, 20 minute open time. I believe my second coat was too dry, as it didn't go on smoothly. Can I just add the next ...
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Mud for patch 4 inch drywall holes

After a house rewire I have about 40 holes. Some are smooth surface, many are textured ceiling. Should I be using the green lid joint compound and taping it or Plus3 and no tape? For the textured ...
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How to fix this crack in drywall?

The picture shows the crack over a door. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the extra load/movement in that area. What's the best way to fix this crack that will prevent this from re-...
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How should I seal a butt joint in a tight space?

My water heater blew while I was on vacation and left my equipment room under an inch of water for several days. Needless to say, the drywall got moldy and I had to tear it out. Now I'm trying to ...
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Asbestos in Spackle - what now?

We purchased a house built in the 60's about a month ago. Had a general inspection done prior to going to contract and was told that there were no red flags seen regarding Asbestos. Insulation: ...
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Bad drywall job or water damage?

My wife and I just moved into a “new construction” house in Philadelphia. A few weeks ago I noticed a hairline crack on the kitchen ceiling. A few days later when working from home I saw the spot in a ...
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Prep drywall before backsplash

I'm looking to put up some new backsplash. I took off the old tile as carefully as possible, but some drywall was damaged. I put one hole in the wall which I will patch, but the rest, as you can see ...
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Why would skim coat discolor?

There was peeling and bubbling paint in the area (bottom right) where the brownish stains are in the picture. That wall has been scraped, sanded and skim coated. I think the wall is plaster. What ...
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How to prepare walls after skim coating?

Our contractor just finished skim coating drywall/plaster walls. It seems like the walls are still dusty from sanding, etc. what do I need to do to prep the walls for priming/painting? I obviously ...
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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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Drywall Mesh Patch vs. Bulge? To remove or not to remove?

I patched a doorknob hole in a bedroom, using a cut out patch, which I nailed to the existing drywall with a piece of backing plywood. When spackling I also decided to use a fiberglass mesh patch. ...
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How to smooth out/repair non-flat surfaces…and getting ready for paint

I'm preparing to paint our new 'old house'. There are areas that have paint that is chipping off, etc. For example...baseboard molding with paint chipping off, window sills with paint chipping off, ...
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Are there differences to drywall joint compound and plaster?

The drywall store near me told me the they don't have (or use) joint compound for drywall seams, they use something called "slow plaster" (free translation) for over the drywall tape with the same or ...
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I have to put a second coat of Sheetrock joint compound on a patch job, do I need to wet the first coat?

I had to patch a cat door that was cut into the drywall, and put in a cutout that left small gaps around the perimeter. When I applied the first coat of joint compound, it pulled into the gap in ...
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Can I use spackling to repair this damage between wall and celing?

This is the spackling I have: http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1308097&KPID=961778&kpid=961778&pla=pla_961778
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Can paneling and wallpaper be textured with drywall mud?

We have a basement space with paneling on lower half of wall and wallpaper on upper half - we don't want to spend the time stripping the wallpaper, and don't want to spend the money replacing walls ...