Questions tagged [patching-drywall]

Advice about the repair of drywall. Use with the [drywall] tag

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
16
votes
11answers
25k views

How to cut drywall over stud?

Let's say I have a hole like this (not my actual hole just one that I found for my situation) As you can see the existing drywall is flush with the 2x4. What I want to do is cleanly cut away enough ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
111 views

Drywall repair with electric cable [closed]

I have cut small section of wall near ceiling so I can bore hole in top plate to run Romex cable (coming from ceiling) to new wall outlet. I am done with wiring now and ready to patch wall. Usual ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
149 views

Water damage or bad patch job on the ceiling directly under the shower stall of master bath?

We moved in 2 years ago into a new build. Just today I’ve noticed this discoloration on the ceiling. Directly above it is the master bath shower stall. My husband thinks this is a bad patch work. I’m ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
264 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
20
votes
6answers
24k views

How do I mount this towel rack that was ripped off the wall?

Hi one of my tenants sent me a pictures of my broken towel rack. What would be the most cost effective fix?
0
votes
2answers
278 views

Mount Heavy TV onto re-patched drywall

My contractor just installed our new 65 inch TV into our wall. The problem is it's about one inch too high. There are now 9 holes drilled into the wall, and only 2 holes is into wood. The rest is with ...
1
vote
3answers
48 views

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 ...
10
votes
8answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Drywall tape peeling along ceiling edge

I live in Seattle and it's currently wintertime. The house was built in 2014, we purchased this house in 2018 and did not have any nail pops or drywall cracks back then but the house was freshly ...
1
vote
2answers
56 views

Drywall skimcoating

Is this wall finish considered Level 3 or Level 4 Drywall? The place was built in 1980s, and has very unsmooth appearance, compared to newer places. Just curious if skimcoat would help, and if has to ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Single tile and drywall repair with a backing stud

Had to knock out a single tile to repair a toilet supply line/valve. Luckily there’s a stud behind the knocked out tile. What’s the best way to repair the drywall and tile for just a single tile (with ...
6
votes
9answers
130k views

How do I cover large gaps in drywall?

We've just completed our first drywall project and the outcome wasn't so great in places. There are a couple spots in particular that have 1/2-1/4" gaps. I was wondering, is there a nifty way to ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Repair crumbling edges of deliberate (wanted) hole in plaster ceiling

In my bathroom, there is an extractor fan mounted in the plasterboard/drywall ceiling. It's there to remove moisture and stale air. Naturally, there is a hole through which the fan fits, and the fan ...
1
vote
3answers
49 views

Tips for repairing a large, shallow drywall scratch?

Lummox that I am, I went and put this dent into the wall. It's only a millimeter or three deep, but covers several square centimenters, and also reveals the underlying metal angle at the corner. Any ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Fast set joint compound taking DAYS to dry?

This seems very unusual? Fast set joint compound, in my experience, will even set (on the inside anyway) under water, as my buckets have proven. Yet I needed a hearty amount to plug a deep hole, and ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Drywall Patch & Paint Question [duplicate]

Good day. I had to cut a piece of drywall on the ceiling to run some electrical. I used the same drywall patch (that I cut out) to repair the hole in the ceiling. I used mesh tape and joint compound (...
2
votes
4answers
247 views

How do I fix a crooked inside corner drywall line?

I recently removed a fireplace and added new drywalls to open areas that were behind the fireplace. I also added drywall tape to the inside corners, and metal corner beads to the outside corner. Only ...
2
votes
2answers
110 views

How to fix black gloss paint bleed on brilliant white eggshell walls + paint stripped from walls

We are newbies to house renovation/decoration and have been having fun doing it ourselves in our first new home, however, there have been a few mishaps along the way as we learn how to do things. We ...
1
vote
1answer
225 views

Hairline crack below window, mostly vertical with a short horizontal segment

I read that most straight hairline cracks are pretty normal, especially around windows or doors, due to settling and stress. Mine happens below a pretty wide extruding window and is not perfectly ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Patching drywall seams

I am trying to patch this drywall cutout. I secured drywall piece with furring strips and applied first coat of joint compound. I am struggling with hiding these brown fibers from drywall paper. It ...
3
votes
4answers
714 views

Adding more water for longer working time for 5 minute joint compound?

Ideally one would use the joint compound with the desired setting time, together with the recommended amount of water for mixing. However, a few times I added more water when mixing products like ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Drywall texture used?

Can someone please help me identify the texture in this picture? I’ve been patching a few holes around the house and cannot get the texture to match no matter what I do! Notice how’s very little ...
2
votes
2answers
123 views

How to install corner bead on an uneven corner

How do I install this corner bead without it buckling when I screw it down. Do I just fill the recessed spot with mud first? If it matters it's the ceiling in my shower.
4
votes
3answers
502 views

What is a proper way to tape a 6” round hole from can light?

I removed some can lights and I need to patch the holes. Since I already had round pieces of drywall from new cuts, I used them to plug the holes using furring strips. I have several of those to do. ...
0
votes
3answers
65 views

Fix wall near bottom of staircase

Above is a picture of the wall adjoining the bottom of the staircase leading to the basement. I am finishing my basement (in the process of flooring/molding etc.). I intend to use baseboard, then ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

How do I fix an unsanded and uneven drywall repair that was painted over?

Based on the attached pictures, would anyone be able to tell me how I could go about fixing this ceiling imperfection? I'm doing some renos and learning through mistakes. This time I attempted some ...
16
votes
7answers
4k views

How to reduce drywall hole size

I want to run network cable into a bedroom and was going to use one of those Low Voltage Wall plate and cat 5E wall plate over it. While trying to install low voltage wall plate, instead of tracing ...
1
vote
1answer
197 views

what is my risk of asbestos exposure due to a previous drywall work?

A few years ago my parents did some work on an interior drywall in our house (built in 1987) [US]. Now I wonder if I might've been exposed to asbestos and I'm freaking out. On the bright side, I was ...
1
vote
2answers
117 views

Replacing overtightened molly bolts

I’m attempting to hang a 12.5kg mirror on plasterboard using a French cleat fixing. The studs are in the wrong place, so I’ve used three molly bolts. Unfortunately one is spinning (perhaps ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

bullnose vinyl corner hole repair

I have a bullnose corner with roughly 3" hole. What is a good way to fill such a hole and repair? Can drywall patch be applied? Or some other method? Do I need mud or just spackling?
1
vote
2answers
249 views

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?
0
votes
3answers
245 views

How do I fix this HORRIBLE drywall patch?

Please give me some advice on how to fix this. This is a PAINTED wall.
1
vote
3answers
206 views

How do I identify and repair this drywall damage?

I'm working on repainting my walls in my house. To prep for it, I removed the base trim from my walls (I'm gonna put in new ones too). Somehow, when removing the trim, part of the wall started peeling ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Covering lead-painted wood paneling with seamless transition to drywall (1/8'')

After removing old wainscoting we discovered a second layer of wood paneling that is between 22'' and 36'' high (depending on location) and slightly set back from the drywall above. The drywall ...
2
votes
1answer
279 views

How do I repair drywall holes around outlets near my counter?

We recently had our countertops replaced. The old countertops had a backsplash, and the new ones do not (we're thinking of adding a tile backsplash later on). There is a higher breakfast bar, so a ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

repair drywall cornerbead (edger?)

I have this damaged drywall corner. I saw a couple of videos, some recommend to remove old loose mud over the cracked area and put on a new mud, wait till it dry, sand and put more if necessary, dry, ...
0
votes
3answers
53 views

Mimick Sheetrock “texture”

OK so I have a regular drywall house… What I’ve noticed is that when you use joint compound to fix hole etc. the joint compound is incredibly smooth yet the drywall surrounding the patch has a little ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

How do I repair this stair rail hole and screw back in?

As you can see the screw on the right side is hanging in the air right now . What should I use to fill the hole and screw them back in? Thanks!
2
votes
2answers
38 views

Fixing patch up that has gotten 1st coat of paint

I tried to do my first diy patch job before painting and it did not turn out well. The first coat of paint was applied and I wanted to know how to fix it. Any guidance is appreciated and please keep ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

Repair for water damage from shower tile in plaster wall

This is my first post and first DIY Repair project. This shower is about 12 years old. At first I noticed a column of increasingly bulging 4-5 tiles near the door of my shower. The other side of the ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Is it too late to add drywall tape?

I was patching my wall for the first time and forgot to put fiberglass drywall tape on first. I've only done one coat of joint compound so far. Can I still put my drywall tape on the seams or is it ...
10
votes
20answers
11k views

Expedient repair for water damaged drywall behind tile

I set out to repair cracked grout at the top of a course of tiles on the wall immediately above my bathtub. After scraping out all the damaged grout I discovered that the only other thing holding the ...
8
votes
5answers
63k views

Can blue (lightweight) drywall compound be used for all coats?

I had a guy come in to do some drywall taping today and I had a bag of 20 min hot mud and a bucket of each green (regular) and blue (lightweight) joint compound. I always though that the green should ...