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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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