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How to patch the drywall around this jbox

I need to patch the drywall around this jbox for my electrician to put in a new outlet. But I’m unsure how far to go in with the drywall and the best way to attach such small pieces.
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Found black mold on drywall

We have only been in our home for 4 months. Built 1970. I'm getting ready to skim coat the walls of the living room. I'm prepping the surface and I had a spot where the drywall got knocked off when ...
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Drywall prep for paint job [closed]

I am painting my basement and the walls will need quite a bit of repairs before I can paint. The main problem I see is the paper that covers the drywall is coming up in the margins near the ceiling ...
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My installer left a 5/8" ridge just above my shower. What is the best fix?

I paid someone to install tile in a walk in shower, but on the outside, he left a 5/8" or so overlap at the top left (see pics). I want him to make this seamless, but I'm not sure the best way to ...
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Drywall repair- mesh tape vs California patch

I recently updated my washer box and am now looking to patch a small area on the stud, which I've highlighted in red. I can see two ways I could do this, one is to cut out a piece for this repair and ...
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Reinstalling baseboards in front of utility flue or gas chimney

I'm replacing the baseboards in one of rooms of the 2nd floor of my 1907 duplex and found the gas chimney running up through the 3 story building. The old plaster was crumbling across the base of the ...
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How do I patch this wall?

I tried to hang an adhesive towel rack (it was up for about 30 seconds) and I took it off to readjust it and a chunk of the wall came off. How do I patch it?
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Is it okay to install a curtain rod into drywall after drilling a few accidental holes a few centimeters away?

I should have bought a stud finder from the beginning but here I am now. I'm worried that the drywall/anchor won't be able to hold up the curtain rod because of the nearby holes I've drilled. I feel ...
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how to create a drain pan wall?

I did not know about drain pans with detachable fronts (https://www.amazon.com/Square-Water-Heater-Detachable-Front/dp/B07TKDWNW7), and so ended up hacking one myself. My question now is: how do I ...
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Drywall Joints sealing & Torn Insulation facing

I am a newbie and recently bought a house. We removed a portion of the drywall in the kitchen for some remodel work. I have two questions about this. I observed that at some places the insulation ...
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How can I repair this drywall joint before taping the seam?

Long story short, a contractor did a poor job of taping all the seems on my living room ceiling. They used mesh tape and every seem cracked within the first 6 months. I've removed the mesh tape and ...
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Drag marks when feathering joint compound

When I try to feather joint compound around the edges of my room I get what appear to be lines every half inch or so that seems to be drag marks. I'm using a clean 6" knife on the first coat, all ...
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Awkward holes in drywall—patch or replace?

There are rectangular doglegs cut out in the drywall pictured below. Should I cut patches to fit, or cut out a large rectangle and replace it all? I have lumber and access is easy, so I can easily put ...
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At what step of drywall repair and painting should I caulk the countertop to the wall?

We recently had our kitchen countertop replaced with quartz. The installers did not caulk the countertop to the wall, presumably because there is damage to the drywall from the old backsplash being ...
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Poorly Repaired and Painted Drywall [duplicate]

I have a wall in my home that was significantly damaged and poorly repaired. The repaired spots were not sanded properly and have since been painted over multiple times. The result is a wall with many ...
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How should I repair drywall damage outside a shower?

I am working on repairing a water damaged portion of the wall in my bathroom. This spot has taken years and years of water splashes from people getting in and out of the shower and has become very ...
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When applying tape/mud, how do I work around outlet openings near the seam?

I cut a 12x16" access in my drywall and installed a new piece in this spot. There's a round 5" outlet/box (for a bathroom wall light) that is only about 1" in from the seam (in the new ...
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If I cut out a square of drywall for access, should I tape the seams when I put it back?

It's a 12" by 16" cutout with wood to screw into on 3 sides. My hesitation with tape is that it's so much harder to hide with mud.
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Need to fix drywall - ceiling speaker mounts not flush

New construction home, builder allowed me to install ceiling speaker mounts prior to drywalling. I returned after drywall was installed, and because the mounts didn’t allow the drywall to sit flush, ...
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Drywall Repair by the baseboard

How to fix drywall that is broken by the baseboard. The drywall is broken above and under where the baseboard is.
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

I'm a new homeowner and went to repair an existing hole in the drywall below our sink (round punched hole in the pictures) and discovered that there's a much larger square hole that was covered by a ...
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Is it paint or wallpaper?

We got recessed lights installed and are looking to do some patchwork over the small nails that the lights were installed on. In my home, the previous owner has provided both paint as well as ...
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How should I fill voids left after removing Victorian skirting boards?

I've taken out the existing skirting boards and it's left this big gap between the floor and existing plaster/wall. Fixing standard 12.5mm plasterboard to the existing batons would stick out proud of ...
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What’s the best way to patch drywall with wood paneling or another ceiling behind it?

I removed a closet from this room and found wood paneling behind the wall and more ceiling above the ceiling. I’m wondering what the best way to patch it would be. Can I just screw the drywall patches ...
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How to patch this part of wall?

I ripped out a stud wall and this hole is what remains. Can this area be filled in with bonding?
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Overcut Stud on Drywall Patch [duplicate]

Doing drywall patchwork and accidentally over cut some pieces. Ideally, I would cut along the halfway point of the stud so I can reinforce the existing piece and attach the new patch to the other half ...
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Should I use durabond compound (20 or 45 minutes) to patch drywall large holes?

I have a few drywall holes that I need to repair, ranging in size from approximately 1 inch to 2 inches. I also intend to re-screw in the same locations. My question is: Since Durabond compound ...
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Close large uneven gap between tile and drywall with limited access

I am attempting to seal gaps and cracks in an apartment kitchen. Upon inspection of the sink area I noticed a void approx. 6" wide between the cabinet beneath the sink and the adjacent (tiled) ...
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Installing lights in drop ceiling - do I really need multiple contractors?

Sorry in advance for the basic question. I just need to replace my fluorescent lights with some flush mount or pot ones. The fluorescent lights are recessed in the drop ceiling and removal will leave ...
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How to finish door frame as thin as possible

I was dumb and didn’t measure the laundry room entry way well enough and had to remove the molding to fit the units in. In order to allow them to come out in the future I want to make the doorway as ...
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Patch 4-inch gap between two uneven drywalls

We recently removed a reach-in closet from the bedroom, leaving three 4-inch gaps on the drywall (left, right, and top/ceiling). We would like to patch the gaps and install a IKEA PAX system. There ...
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Can I install 1/4" drywall overtop of plaster walls if i cant find the studs?

Removed the shiplap panels from our basement walls and found glue covered plaster walls - Can we just throw some 1/4" drywall on top of the walls or do we need to do prep work? https://imgur.com/...
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what do i need to fill the overcut parts of this electrical box?

This overcut box for honeywell thermostat is too wide for new ecobee. i don't want to use the trim plate, I'd rather fill and paint the overcut wings. Can I fix with just mesh tape and spackle? Or do ...
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Is it ok to use drydex joint compound for nail pop fixes?

I am a DIY guy that has a handful of nail pops to resolve in my home. I’m intimidated by the drywall mud that requires mixing, and I’m not trying to be a drywallologist over here I’m just trying to ...
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What type of drywall texture is this and how do i create it?

Repairing a crack in a garage wall and need to re-create the texture shown. Appreciate any help as Google was stumped.
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Mixing Mold Resistant Drywall with Standard

Really simple question. I have a mix of 1/2” mold-resistant and standard drywall sheets remaining on a remodel. Is there any silly reason why I might not want to mix the two together where I don’t ...
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What is the proper way fill a void in drywall finish along a shower?

I found that the masking tape was embedded in the mud between skim coat and original texture when I removed it. What is the best way to fix this? Can I use caulking on the smaller parts and skim the ...
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How to properly patch the "scar" in the wall after the door removal

I am doing a small home improvement project by removing the door between the entrance room and the corridor in the apartment. I've managed to remove the door and the bricks around it and am now left ...
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Is this drywall mud peeling under the paint?

I just bought my first house, and before moving in I’ve been doing a little bit of small-scale DIY stuff. I just removed an awkwardly-placed walk in closet in the primary bedroom, and the paint on ...
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Easy way to repair a drywall chunk that was pushed out from behind

I was swinging a hammer in my attic and managed to knock out a chunk of drywall from the backside. I noticed most DIY drywall repair guides cover the scenario where drywall was punched in from the ...
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Best Render for door gap

I have just blocked up an old doorway and there are gaps from the old plaster board to the new one of course, what would be the best render for filling these gaps with taping? Price being a factor ...
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Ceiling drywall repair [closed]

I have 2 sections in the drywall ceiling in my aunts bathroom I need to repair I’m not sure what they tried but it doesn’t look right and she wants me to fix it what should I know or how should I do ...
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Best way to fix this hole in the wall? [duplicate]

we are new houseowners, and the previous owners left a TV we didn't want so we asked them to remove it and they left this big hole in the wall in the process. We've been looking for a contractor that ...
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Fix settlement crack between ceiling and wall

I’m fixing up around our house and am tackling this issue. I have a solid crack where my wall, kitchen ceiling, and angled living room ceiling all meet. Looks like someone last used a whole lot of ...
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Is drywall required over our insulated laundry room wall?

We recently had some drywall removed in our laundry room so our plumber could replace our old flex dryer vent with a safer rigid one. How important is it to repatch the drywall? Is it just a cosmetic ...
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Crack by windowsill

Hello! I bought a house 6 months ago and we’ve noticed recently that every window on the top floor has a large crack/hole on the sides of the window sill. Could somebody tell me what is happening and ...
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Hole in interior wall, can't figure out what I'm looking at

1994 home, hole in the wall of my hallway. Southern home with a crawl space. Not sure how the hole got there. I haven't been able to come up with the right google search to understand what I'm looking ...
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How to repair a hole in a plaster (veneer) wall with possible gypsum?

There’s a hole in our wall. I thought it was plaster with lath originally, but when looking inside it seems to be a different material. It looks like drywall material with cardboard. The house is old ...
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How do you match cans of white paint to walls

I have ~15 cans of whiteish paint in my basement but I don't know which cans go with which walls and ceilings. My plan for matching them is to open each can, stir, and paint a swatch on something. ...
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How to minimize ceiling/drywall damage when installing the internal home side of a deck lateral tension device

The lateral tension devices are included in the current International Builders Code: R507.2.4 Deck lateral load connection. The lateral load connection required by Section R507.1 shall be permitted ...
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