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Small seam like line of tiny bubbles patched drywall

Can somebody please tell me why this is happening and how to permanently fix it? Thank you!
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what kind of drywall texture is this and type of brush to use to get this texture

I would like to know the texture in my drywall ceiling to repair and match the existing texture
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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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Gap between stand up shower and stud

After fixing some water damage in our upstairs bathroom I decided to install a stand up shower. I've installed it and now I'm adding in patches of drywall around the shower and I noticed one of the ...
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Tape vs corner bead order of installation

Where a drywall sheet joint meets an outside corner, is it better to first install the tape over the joint or the metal corner bead? My old drywall finish guy did tape first, I think, but my new guy ...
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Tile up to drywall on outside corner

I'm getting ready to put up tile on this shower wall, the rough stud wall will have drywall on its face when I'm done. I'm having a tough time figuring out how to connect the two surfaces at a right ...
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Can ceiling be left open if hidden by cabinets?

My contractor is not going to drywall portion of kitchen ceiling as it will be covered by 9" cabinet crown molding. There are mechanicals (water supply lines, HVAC, and drain pipes) in the way. The ...
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Sand like substance between the painted wall and Sheetrock making the walls crack

There is cracking in both the entry way and one bedroom of the house with this sand like substance underneath. I have had no luck looking up why this could be happening and any suggestions for how to ...
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Can you sand drywall to get rid of cigarette smoke?

We are living in a house that was remodeled after purchasing from heavy smokers. Our source tell us that they used to smoke packs of cigarettes a day. Then, it was purchased and remodeled. 5 years ...
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How to fix this one and is it a moisture problem?

I wonder how to fix this moisture and I am not even sure if it is moisture. Please advise.
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protect drywall from self-leveling cement pour?

I'm finishing my home basement, and I made the mistake of installing the drywall before deciding to level the concrete floor. So I'm trying to determine whether or not I really need to protect the ...
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Part 2 - What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

I am return and resume to work on my ceiling fan in the dining room. Last August of 2018, I tried to put it up but the support bar is different than others. I did not know what to do until I saw a ...
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Can a skip trowel texture finish affect the overall straightness or linearity of a wall?

We're remodeling our home. The construction crew just put up drywall on the new walls to prime. I noticed the framing around the newly installed windows are off, by 1/8" to 1/2". The foreman said the ...
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Moving and covering light fixtures in bathroom

I currently have 2 small light fixtures in my bathroom on either side of my mirror above the sink. My plan is to add a new fixture above the mirror and patch/cover the existing fixtures. It's first ...
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Repair plasterboard to refit pull-cord light switch

hoping for some quick advice here. My wife and I bought our home 2 years ago and have recently had issues with the pull-cord light switch in the bathroom sticking off. I took the old one down ...
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Repairing Water Damage on a Window Frame?

My parent's house has had a leaking window frame for the last few years. I think that the water comes in from outside the frame. I took a few pictures from outside: And the interior: How can I ...
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Should dryer vent hose be half embedded in drywall?

We are at the tail end of a laundry room renovation that included installing drywall over cement walls. Our contractor swears having half the dryer’s vent opening and hose embedded in drywall is ...
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How can I prepare an uneven beam to be wrapped with wood?

We are doing a complete update of a 1975 home. The issue we can't figure out is in the living room. There is a drywall-wrapped beam at peak of vaulted ceiling that is 24' long. We want to wrap it with ...
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Is Drywall needed on exterior wall of garage on concrete block, 2-story house in Florida

We have a home inspector (selling house) stating they want us to put up drywall on an exterior wall in the garage. I know it's code for ceilings and the abutting walls to the interior, but do exterior ...
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Problems Using Stud Finder on a Textured Wall - Due to Finder or Texture?

My wife is having me hang some heavy curtains on a textured wall. Of course, the first thing I did was to get out my stud finder - specifically, my Zircon HD55. I felt I was getting strange results ...
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Do toggle bolts have to be perpendicular to the floor?

Recently I installed floating shelves on my drywall using toggle bolts. I noticed some websites mention that toggle bolts need to open up in a way that is perpendicular to the floor. When I installed ...
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How to Approach Fixing a Roof Leak When Drywall is Rotted Out?

My parents house has a leak in the roof that hasn't been takan care of for a few years and has pretty much destroyed the drywall in the affected region. What strategy should I use to repair the leak? ...
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Smooth a badly damaged wall

My goal: Get a wall smooth enough for wallpaper without replacing the wall My situation I have a wall that's been patched about 100 times in the last 50 years or so. I can't say why (I live in NYC),...
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Drywall fix doesn't match ceiling

Repairing a textured ceiling. However the new drywall mud stayed gray rather than turning white. I've never had this happen before, why is it gray? it isn't old or moldy. it was mixed just for this ...
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TV Mount fixtures on hollow wall with plywood

I'm wanting to mount an 18Kg TV using a universal mount with 6 holes. The positions of the studs are not quite right for where we want the TV to go. This part of the wall has been built recently to ...
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Installing a Heavy Sliding Barn Door into Metal Studs

I'm looking to install a single, sliding barn door in the 2nd bedroom of my condo. The door is solid MDF and weighs 200 lbs, including the metal rail and sliding wheels. And being in a condo, I'm ...
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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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Repair Ceiling Hole for Round old work ceiling box

I am replacing an old light that was above my sink and the box was so brittle it broke and I could not mount the new light. I removed the "new work" box and the drywall around it crumbled. Now the ...
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Bathroom flooded by condo upstairs. Can there be mold on the drywall between the floors?

Upstairs condo neighbor had an ongoing leak for about two weeks in their bathroom. Not sure what was leaking, but they replaced toilet ring and shower faucets and since then the leak has stopped. This ...
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Nails holding drywall

The upstairs of my house was remodeled before I bought it. The whole house used to be plaster and lath but the upstairs is now drywall. The upstairs drywall has needed some minor repairs ever since I'...
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Any ideas for repairing water damage on outside corner with a rusty corner bead?

How would you approach repairing this kind of water damage, pictured, without reinstalling the stone tile? I think I've fixed the source of the water damage above. I was thinking that I would scrape/...
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Mounting TV on a weird wall that has some material between the drywall and stud

So I have a strange wall construction in part of my house. I'm mounting an articulating mount, up to 55", in a stud. I took out a cable outlet and box to see the construction because I wasn't ...
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Used the wrong screws for sheetrock and screw marks are too visible. Any suggestions?

I used wrong screws for the drywall. I didn't realize that the screws are wrong until the job was done and I started to put mud on the walls. After putting the first layer and doing some sanding, I ...
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2 Layers of 5/8" Drywall in Garage Side

DO I need to provide 2 layers of 5/8" type x gyp board on garage side? Plan checker is telling me I need to specify 2 layers.
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What’s the best way to remove this drywall texture?

Just wondering what is the best method to remove the trowel pattern on my ceiling, want to take out the “pizza” pattern. Thank you.
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How leveled the wall need to be to put stick tiles on it?

I have a wall that is almost leveled, but there are some problems: Part of the old paint peeled off, so I removed the part that was peeling off. The rest still pretty good, so I didn't touch it. Part ...
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Safe to put nail into drywall when stud finder finds “live voltage”?

I'm trying to hang a calendar on the drywall. Tried 3M small Command hook, but it falls off after a few days. Now I'm considering to use a nail or a drywall hook like this. I used a stud finder ...
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Need ideas on putting drywall on old walls with plywood

I have old walls with plywood and on top of it there are wood battens. I want to put the drywall to make it look nice, since currently to me it looks more of old style. I have taken off one of the ...
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Uneven surface under drywall

I have this small 2 inch concrete footing under my bottom plate that I am going to drywall over shortly. The concrete protrudes past the plate a half inch in some places, making it very uneven at the ...
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Hangin IKEA ALGOT shelve on drywall-like structure

There is a 50 mm thick wall which separates my balcony from the neighbors one. The damage done accidentally by my neighbor, show structure similar to drywall I was thinking about mounting an IKEA ...
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How likely is it that my 1980 home has asbestos in the drywall?

I live in a townhome and water leaked from the 2nd floor to the ground floor and caused water damage to the ceiling drywall on the lower floor. I would like to fix it myself. According to this, there ...
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Good drywall strategies?

So I have done a decent amount of drywalling recently and know of a few techniques that can be done when patching holes. I am curious if someone with much more drywall experience can help define a ...
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Question on drywall patch in the ceiling

I have a ceiling vent where the drywall is cut a bit larger than the actual vent. I was looking for some advice on the repair. The duct is mounted to a stud along the top (a piece of the stud is ...
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spacing of steel studs for ceiling leveling

I'm renovating a single-family basement. The floor joists above the basement are 2x8 douglas fir, mostly spaced 12" OC. The basement ceiling will be finished with a single layer of 1/2" drywall. There'...
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Can I use spackling paste to “rebuild” part of the wall?

I'm on a DIY half bathroom renovation. At first I was thinking about putting tiles on the wall. It's a drywall, which I'm not familiar with, it's painted and I would need to do some preparations to ...
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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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Need some help with wall behind rangetop

We're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and we have replaced our old 48" Viking slide-in gas rangetop with a new Miele rangetop. The rangetop came with an "island trim" behind the unit which is only ...
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How should I support this large drywall patch?

after the installation of a new water heater and a relatively extensive plumbing fix, I wanted to save a buck trying to patch the drywall myself. It's the very first time I buy a piece of drywall or ...
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Mounting a pull-up bar on drywall and metal studs?

I live in a high-rise that utilizes metal studs. My roommate wants to hang this pull-up bar above a door frame. Is it possible, and via what options, to hang this without a high chance of ripping out ...
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Drywall before or after vent installed?

I have a large (14x20) wood louver with a frame that is going over a return vent. Should this be installed first and then have drywall put around it, or should I install the drywall first, then cut ...