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How to cut out wall to install brace for pedestal sink?

I want to install a pedestal sink in my bathroom. Previously there was a standard, cheap Home Depot sink with a vanity cabinet. After pulling that away from the wall, the images below show what the ...
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How to fill this gap in the drywall on an odd corner?

The whole house has these cheap strips all over it. We're starting to take them down. This one on the corner has a big gap in it. Do we just put joint compound in there? Or is there something else we'...
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Repairing Crack in Drywall

I have a crack abutting and running the length of a door frame; a French door that opens outside. I have repaired drywall damage, so I tried to work from that angle; using spackling to patch it. The ...
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Drywall Gap Too Big To Tape

I am wondering if this gap is too big to tape and mud over. The house is over 100 years old and the walls are not quite straight to say the least. The opposite wall is relatively square btw. It gap ...
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Failed tape on inside corner of shower ceiling

I have a shower where the wall is completely tiled. They installed tape on the wall/ceiling prior to installing the tile. The tape is now starting to separate from the ceiling and shows a crack. On a ...
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What is the easiest way to install 4“ recessed lights in 6” holes?

I purchased some nice-looking 4" recessed LED fixtures to replace my existing fixtures that use incandescent bulbs. I've now discovered that my current recessed lights are of the 6" variety. I like ...
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My new drywall patch is thinner than the old one? Why?

I purchased two large sheets of drywall for my garage ceiling and to patch some large holes on the wall. I installed wood strips to support the drywall patch. Everything went smoothly until I test ...
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Fixing holes in drywall using glue patches

Is it ok to use glue patches to fix tiny holes in a drywall? I'm not sure if they will dry out or something. It's look ok to me right now and was very quick and easy to do. They're some kind of ...
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Baseboard was not removed when new drywall installed. How to fix

The drywall in my living room only goes up to the baseboard and is extremely uneven. It is cracking at the point of the baseboards. Can I remove the baseboards and patch in new drywall some how? Any ...
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Running ethernet cable between drywall and cement foundation, and repairing drywall afterwards

I am installing a new floor in a basement addition (addition was done sometime in the 2000s), and as part of that, wanted to run ethernet cables as well. The floor is going to be 1" of EPS foam, and ...
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How to fix paint after patching holes in the wall?

My wife and I are first time homeowners and are doing a lot of stuff for the first time. We removed some shelves from a wall that left some larger holes, so we got spackle and sealed them up. We ...
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Repair drywall and protect wires on back of electrical panel

My electrician had to cut drywall on the back side of a wall that has a new electrical panel mounted. The back side is the kitchen (the panel is facing into the living room). The feeder and a bunch of ...
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Drywall around 10x10 electrical box

I have a roughly 14" * 14" hole in my ceiling, after an electrician put a junction box there. The box is a flush 10x10 box, and I want to be able to remove the lid later. The lid right now is close to ...
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Filling joint between backer board and wall in shower

I've never done home repairs before) I just moved into a place and noticed GLOBS of silicone caulk in the walls next to the shower, it looked hideous. I went to shave some down and maybe recaulk a ...
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What's the best way to fix this horrible drywall patch job?

Is there a technique I should use to smooth this in so it doesn't look this bad? Before paint I thought it looked fine but it's obvious my drywall skills are not as good as my other ones.
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I have a lot of plastic anchor bolts in the sheetrock walls. What is the best way to patch them?

I am moving & after taking down many pictures, mirrors, etc., I have many plastic anchors left in the sheetrock. What is the best way to patch them?
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Nasty edges when spreading drywall compound

I'm using 20 minute setting compound to cover a large rectangular patch. I mixed 1 lb of powder with about 1.5 cups of water, and am using a 12" knife. This picture: shows the the result I'm getting ...
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What is the best method to patch a large hole (2-3 inches) in drywall?

I have a large hole where a TV wall mount once was (I believe the hole was used to run power and coax cable to the TV). I have since moved the TV and would like to patch the hole. What is the best way ...
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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 patching using 3M Patch Plus Primer

Whenever I patch a drywall using 3M Patch Plus Primer, it ends up looking bumpy and unnatural. I can't get it to spread evenly and perfectly flat. So I do try sanding after it hardens, but it's really ...
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Patching drywall between two corners

I have an existing floor-to-ceiling narrow deep closet (11" wide opening, straight in). I want to cover the bottom 5" with drywall, so it'll eventually look like this: (source: hyarros.com)...
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Can I flush patch a speaker box on a wall with spackle for wallpaper

Our family room came wired for surround sound that we won't use (see pic). I know I can buy metal plates that screw into the boxes after removing the existing covers. As there's only speaker wires ...
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Can I clean up and tape old unfinished drywall in the garage?

Purchased a house with a partially finished garage. The ceiling and walls have drywall, but no taping. The previous owners have nailed numerous things into the wall over the years and of course since ...
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What materials do I need to fix these walls? (not even sure if it's actually drywall)

The holes are right around the frame to a window. Not really sure how to fix it. It ended up like this after I removed anchors from the wall that the previous tenant left behind. Some of them were ...
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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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How to patch a wood lath plaster rounded corner?

I am attempting to repair a rounded plaster corner. (Image below). The plaster was blown out during an electrical re-wire for the bathroom switch pictured. I’m assuming the wire corner bead runs ...
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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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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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How do I repair this kind of drywall damage?

Was wondering how to repair this kind of drywall damage that I have in 2 areas in my house (does it repair to replace with a new piece or is there some kind of putty/Spackle that can repair this?
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Do I need to remove remaining wallpaper backing before painting?

This is my first project ever. I am removing old wallpaper from a small bathroom. Most of the wallpaper was already curling up so the top layer was easy to remove. On some of the wall I have ...
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How can I prevent wall patches from affecting paint sheen?

I am trying to paint a wall. I have applied wall putty to cracks in the wall, applied one coat of wall primer (solvent based) then applied one coat of oil based paint. Where there was no wall putty ...
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Wall putty and moisture accumulation

I recently patched a few anchor holes in the wall that were about 9mm in diameter with wall putty. It seems natural that some of the moisture goes into the wall interior when it dries. Could ...
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How to Fix this Water Damage?

The area in the photo is in the bathroom next to the shower stall. The damaged area is approximately 3.5 inches wide. The previous owner of the house had allowed a leak from the shower enclosure to ...
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How to hide patch of mud & oil primer under latex paint

I put a hole in my wall a while ago. I made a patch for it with a wood backing, two drywall patches and spackle in the middle and on top. I painted over it with CIL (white eggshell latex) paint/...
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How should I treat a rusty corner bead in the bathroom before covering it again?

The paint got scraped off the corner bead in my bathroom, and now it's rusty. How can I treat it before spackling and repainting?
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How should I repair old drywall tape seams showing at wall and ceiling?

Addition is 18 years old and seams are appearing in ceilings. Had no issue replacing tape in ceiling test butt joint but, on closer inspection, I see lines in the ceiling tape where the walls meet. ...
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Is a chipped off drywall harmful

I'm replacing baseboards in a room with drywall, and found that in a few places the drywall under the baseboards has chipped off and exposed. Now I'm wondering, if it is harmful for health and I'll ...
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Repair Deep Plaster Damage on Outside Corner

Looking for advice on how to repair this large and deep damage to an outside corner on an old wall. Materials are plaster over rock lath, for what it's worth. You can see the rock lath through the ...
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Wall opening - drywall corners

Our kitchen has an opening that used to have a bulky wood frame/shelves. We have removed that and now evaluating how best to repair the wall so it could be evenly painted and are thinking of adding a ...
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Judging quality of drywall workmanship

I am a new home owner. I recently had water damage to my house and needed to have the drywall in my ceilings stripped and replaced (first floor and basement). My contractor has completed the work but ...
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Broken Drywall Corner in Shower

I had someone replace my bathroom ceiling, and I was just sanding and painting. I found that the corner of the drywall is broken off & there is also another gap that seems a bit big for caulking. ...
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How can I make these semi-gloss paint patches blend with the wall?

I recently tried to fix a number of small holes in a wall that is painted with brown semi-gloss paint. Unfortunately, the paint patches are still very obvious, even after several days of drying: ...
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How do I finish this wood box extension I made, to match the drywall around it?

The previous owners put a ceiling fan box in such a place that the ceiling fan bracket and the drywall would have conflicted. I extended the electrical box lower, using a piece of 2"x8" that was cut ...
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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Re-painting drywall after patching leaves tones

I patched a few scrapes and small holes in the drywall, then got a can of color-matched paint in the hardware store (I took a sample with me, they color-matched it and prepared the paint). It is a ...
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How should nail holes be repaired in a gypsum firewall?

I've got a couple nail holes from pictures being hung in the garage that I'd like to patch. The drywall is 5/8" fire-rated. With that in mind, are there any special considerations when patching this ...
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Mud for patch 4 inch drywall holes

After a house rewire I have about 40 holes. Some are smooth surface, many are textured ceiling. Should I be using the green lid joint compound and taping it or Plus3 and no tape? For the textured ...
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How to fix this crack in drywall?

The picture shows the crack over a door. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the extra load/movement in that area. What's the best way to fix this crack that will prevent this from re-...
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Thin set or spackle to fill home before tiling

I am preparing a drywall wall for a tile backslash in a kitchen. There is a hole that needs to be fixed behind the faucet. Is it better to use spackle or thin set, since it would be in a place where ...
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How can I duplicate this paint texture?

I patched a hole in my wall. Now I am going to paint. My walls have a slight texture to them. I think it's a pretty common type of texturing; very subtle. How can I match this texture? Preferably a ...