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Do we need to replace whole roof because of damage from a leak and possibly termites? [closed]

There is leak from roof that caused wall damage. There may also be termites. I don't know if it can be fixed with partial roof repair or we need to replace roof.
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Non tear off bead solution for transition between drywall and wood trim

Just wondering if anyone has any solutions other than a tear off bead for the transition between drywall and wood trim. The person I bought this house from did a real bang up job and installed the ...
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Should I prime old exposed plaster before repairing it?

Paint peeled in a few areas I'm assuming from bad prep many years back, and no primer. Should I go ahead and sand/prime these areas before mudding and repairing? The exposed plaster is super slick and ...
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Looking for a putty to patch door which dries stiff

I'm trying to patch a hole in a hollow core door. I already filled the internal area behind the hole with expanding polyurethane foam. My plan was to level it off, apply drywall putty and paint it. .....
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Fix sag in soffit (faux ceiling) for duct work

We have a faux ceiling that houses duct work. The faux ceiling wraps around the interior of the house to hide duct work that otherwise cannot go in the original ceiling. I don’t love it but it came ...
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Drywall thin crack above door repair

I want to repair this thin line crack above my "laundry closet" door. I was just going to mix some mud, but I wasn't sure if I need to break this line in, use tape, etc. I've only ever tried ...
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Remove snapped screw from drywall [duplicate]

I was trying to install a toilet roll holder in this wall, but managed to snap the head of the screw off. I think the wall is plasterboard with a couple of layers of plaster on top, and it sounds ...
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Priming a spackled drywall hole

I have filled a hole in my wall with joint compound. The hole is about 3 or 4 inches wide, and part of the drywall had ripped out. I had to fill it twice, with a lot of sanding because i just couldn’t ...
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What kind of paint primer can be sanded without peeling off [closed]

What kind of primer (paint) can be sanded after it is dry? I painted a large object made from plaster of paris. I used latex-based primer. There were some lumps and bumps the day after the primer ...
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Odd drywall bulges and ripples, not on seams

Does anyone know what caused this? I would like to know what to expect before I try to sand or cut it out to repair it. Thanks
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Raised spackle discovered mid-painting

I spackled this wall, gave it two coats of primer and the first topcoat of paint. Now I noticed when the light hit it this morning that I neglected to smooth down this patch of spackle adequately. ...
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Is this crack something to be concerned about? [duplicate]

I noticed a small crack above window frame. The window is at the top of stairwell and I’ve provided a wide shot so you can see location. The crack is small but I just wanted to get an opinion on if ...
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How can I fix a towel bar pulled from the wall?

My father-in-law leaned on the towel bar to rise from the toilet, which ripped both sides out of the wall. The holes are pretty large, almost an inch on one side, and this is the second time it's been ...
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What's the REAL purpose of paper tape on drywall? [duplicate]

I've seen many arguments use this tape use this joint-compound do this do that. So from what I can tell with my very limited experience it would appear that tape just helps prolong the life of what is ...
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How to mud over a convex ridge in a wall?

When mudding a wall is there a way to handle a high ridge, where the wall is flat and smooth to both sides but the ridge stands higher than all the rest of the wall and the taping knife can rock ...
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Are the battens on mobile home/modular homes necessary?

We're buying a piece of property that has a mobile/modular home on it that's going to need quite a lot of work. The walls in the home still have the batts/battens, which we plan to remove. Do they ...
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Identify this wall texture please. Thanks!

I need to match this wall texture to fix some damage and also to cover some larger areas of new remodeling construction. The house was built in 1963 in Texas. Any help identifying and/or techniques to ...
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Blinds Side Mount Bracket Ripped out of Top Window Frame. Drywall too damage to reattach without reinforcing. Help

We just purchased a new house and I completely missed this in the walkhthru and inspection didnt catch it either. We only noticed it when we starting taking down all of the blinds in order to paint. ...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

I'm having countertops installed and the top cap of pony wall is two stacked 2x4s with the wood outer edge flush with the drywall. My first thought was just to prime the wood and use joint compound ...
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Hairline crack opening (cold morning) and closing (roof space heats) [duplicate]

I have some hairline cracks on my wall that open and close based on the temp. During cold mornings the cracks open up and close when house heats up. I don't believe the cracks went through the ...
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Is tape necessary around a drywall patch?

I'd appreciate some advice on this particular patch job I have to try and finish after my dad had a fall. So far he screwed the drywall patch into some wood pieces screwed to the joists which left it ...
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How can I fix a drywall taping that has recessed into the joint?

I had a handyman come to patch a hole in my wall. The installation was fine, but it seems he applied the mud over the tape in such a way that the joints are visible. The tape has sunk into the ...
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Patching brick, lath and plaster - electrical box

How do patch this? The box is within brick covered by lath and plaster. How do I attach the box to make sure it is set at the correct depth?
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Should I sand textured drywall ceiling patch edges and how?

After a little incident I had to get my textured drywall ceiling patched. It is still drying. Should I smooth out those edges after it dries up and before priming and painting? How? I don't think I ...
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The drywall under a window looks gouged, what are my next steps?

We had a leak about 8 months ago on our roof, which a roofer addressed sealed with silicone. I very recently found the damage in the below images. It's between a windowsill that is about one inch ...
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Should I mount garage door hardware to studs through drywall, or directly to stud?

I'm having my garage doors replaced next week and I'm debating whether to install drywall before the installation or after. The wall that the garage doors are on is currently not insulated or ...
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Skim coating over plaster walls with semi-gloss paint on them?

I want to paint my bathroom, but the walls are really gnarly and I'm trying to figure out a way to smooth them out before I paint. I live in a concrete masonry building (I think; it was built in 1910),...
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How can I repair ripped plasterboard paper

I was trying to remove wallpaper with the glue enzyme but I’ve ended up pulling large chunks of the plasterboard paper as well. I’m at a loss as how to repair it now. Any help or advice would be ...
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What is this wall covering made of?

We were removing some old wall hooks left by the previous owners, and this one surprised us by being a deep set wall anchor which left a fist sized divot. Now I have no idea what material this is. It ...
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matching a wall texture

I need to patch a few areas on a wall with the texture shown in the photos below. Can anyone suggest what kind of product or texturing technique would match this? It doesn't have to be a perfect ...
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What is this wall texture called, and how is it applied?

It's the usual story, I need to do some repairs and want to match the existing texture. It is definitely some kind of applied finish, as all the walls have it regardless of whether they are ...
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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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Do I need to replace insulation before patching drywall?

We had a plumbing issue, and to scope out the problem, the plumber cut a few small holes in the drywall (see attached image). He also scooped out the foam insulation that was behind the drywall. My ...
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cracks/marks on basement wall

While cleaning my basement today i saw these cracks/marks on the wall. When i touch it its dry and not wet. Since its the basement the other side of the wall is exterior under ground. Any idea what is ...
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Filling gap between window sill trim and drywall

I recently bought this house, so know very little of the history. However, in prepping for painting, I found that there is a substantial gap between my window sill trim and drywall. You can see the ...
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What is the best way to remove a large section of drywall, and hopefully reattach said section when done?

I need to remove a chunk of drywall from the floor to the ceiling (see the attached picture - I'm referring to the area inside the blue lines). Ideally, I want to open exactly the space between the ...
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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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Dealing with peeling paint from a peaked joint which has mesh tape underneath

I'm painting all my walls so I started prepping the surfaces by sanding. When I got to a peaked joint I proceeded to sand it with an electric orbital sander and paint started peeling more and more ...
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What is the best tool to neatly cut out a piece of drywall?

I was removing some old vinyl wallpaper from a kitchen and I ran into a couple of patches of mold behind it. The one area was due to a leak in the upstairs bathroom and the other was under a window. ...
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How can I fix this drywall crack and prevent it from happening again?

We added some framing and put a piece of sheetrock to make a "pillar" between 2 open doorways a little bigger. Of course, I did not consider that the drywall seam was placed where 2 separate ...
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Can I plaster and paint over wallpaper? [duplicate]

I have a 20cm hole in a wallpapered wall. Can I get away with filling the wall with plaster, then painting over it, without stripping the wallpaper off the entire wall first? Or must I strip the ...
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How do I know if there is a hole underneath a bad patch job in my ceiling?

How do I know if there is a hole underneath a bad patch job in my ceiling? I am just curious because I don't want a any leaks happening.
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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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How to access hole behind kitchen cabinets?

Description: I have cabinets that run along the left hand side of the kitchen. They meet in a corner, where they turn to meet my stove. Within that corner there is no shelving. Just an empty space ...
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A drywall patch without studs at the edges -- should I just open it up?

Our powder room recently had a chunk of wall removed for some plumbing work. The resulting hole doesn't end at a stud on either side (for scale, that's about 32" side-to-side): If it was just a ...
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Paint chips: to fill or not to fill?

I've had my flooring and skirting boards replaced recently. Ripping out the skirting boards has caused the wall paint to chip in a bunch of places, e.g.: Now my question is, should I use filler here, ...
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Is this normal and should I be concerned about square on my ceiling?

Is this normal and should I be concerned about square on my ceiling? Should I worry about any leaks? I felt the spot and it’s cold to the touch but not soft, no wet. Although I am wondering why it ...
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How to repair screws popping through drywall all along corners?

We had an addition built on our house recently. While adding on, the screws popped through the drywall in the original portion of our house. The screws have cause a small raised bulge every 6” along ...
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Drywall/Brick Transition - how to paint?

Along a section of wall I have (a) painted plastered brickwork on the right hand side and (b) painted drywall on the left hand side. The drywall flexes very slightly relative to the brick, so whenever ...
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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 ...