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How big a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone?

How big of a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone? The previous owners left numerous holes in the drywall. Each with the diameter of a coaxial cable, which I want to patch up. Can I use ...
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Removing years old grout from drywall in kitchen

I'm about to get new cabinets and countertops for my kitchen. I've removed the old cabinets and countertops, but unfortunately the previous owners had a nasty tile countertop and it looks like grout ...
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Is it necessary to replace plastic covering pink insulation in bedroom exterior wall?

I'm doing a little project where I'm fishing some CAT6 cables from a 3rd floor bedroom to a second floor office. Because of the layout, I had to first fish the wire along an outside-facing wall before ...
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Does my house need structural enhancement?

I live in an area with clay soils, so the homes here move quite a bit leading to typical cracking in drywall around door and window frames. My home seems particularly bad, ex this large crack in my ...
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How should I fill in a missing strip of drywall that I uncovered after removing a piece of trim?

I'm redoing my back landing area and pulled off a piece of trim off the wall and a piece of quarter round off the staircase because I want to sand and paint the wall and don't want random pieces of ...
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How can I effectively replace sections of 7/8" plaster with drywall?

We had to take down several large sections, about 6x4ft sections, in order to run updated electric. The problem is that the 3 layer plaster is 7/8in thick. What is my best solution to put up new even ...
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drywall detached in corner

It appears that two sheets of drywall in the corner have detached (see image attached). I can't access to the framing behind it, but I would think that the sheets have to be pulled to a wooden post ...
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How do I properly patch a 3/4" hole in a kitchen ceiling?

We had a mishap this evening and a hole was drilled through my kitchen ceiling. What is proper procedure/protocol to patch this hole? We were drilling down from 2nd floor to 1st floor and the ...
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Replacing Drywall

I have roughly a 12 foot long (horizontal wise) section of drywall that needs to be replaced. Watching videos and reading tutorials online, it seems straightforward and easy enough to do. I have 2 ...
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what the best option to deal with a rusting screw in drywall?

I have some rusting screw in my garage drywall: What's the best option to deal with it? Do I drive it back into, spackle it with Drywall Joint Compound and touch it up with paint? Remove it ...
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Plugging up ceiling vent hole…using backer wood to attach drywall

We have a bathroom vent that is covered by a thin metal screen. It vents directly into the attic. I want to cover it with drywall. The ceiling is plaster. I need a piece of backer wood so the ...
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How can you replicate Sand/Perlite?

Just finished patching two rather large but thin cracks that required taping and 8" on either side of joint compound/feathering. It looks rather smooth and would blend in nicely if it weren't for the ...
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Priming spackling in preparation for repainting room

We are painting a room that was previously painted, however there 2 areas approx. 5"x2' that required some re-tapping and spackling to fix cracks in the drywall. The already painted non-fixed areas ...
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Fixing cracks in drywall

I'm over at my grandparents house and they have 2 large protruding cracks in what I guess is butt between two drywall pieces. I scraped the crack a bit with a paint scraper and to my surprise pieces ...
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How to match this wall texture

I'm having trouble matching this drywall texture: Would appreciate help on this. Thanks!
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How to fix this drywall job?

The drywall guy installed drywall around a washer box and a gas box that is recessed into the wall. The edges around the recessed boxes are not straight. How does one go about fixing this so it ...
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Fixing minor tape blemishes/bubbling after a fresh paint job

Unfortunately 1 week after a new paint job was done with a decent job of skimming and all, there was a small flood in a laundry room above. Some water came down, but we averted disaster. It's very ...
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Should I patch or do the whole wall?

We removed a load bearing wall and installed a header. For this we opened up two walls, Pictures are below. My drywall guys says, patching these two area will standout. He is suggesting that he will ...
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Drywall Mesh Patch vs. Bulge? To remove or not to remove?

I patched a doorknob hole in a bedroom, using a cut out patch, which I nailed to the existing drywall with a piece of backing plywood. When spackling I also decided to use a fiberglass mesh patch. ...
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Should I spray texture on my drywall repair?

I'm in the final stages of repairing three holes in my apartment and have just finished sanding down the mud. There is a slight texture on the walls so I picked up some 'orange peel' texture spray but ...
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Cut vs patch plaster and wire mesh

I'm replacing the ceiling of a window-seat that was damaged by water. On the wall above the window seat, I've got an area of wall where the top layer of plaster has come off. The top layer appears to ...
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Is it possible to smooth over these drywall imperfections?

I'm having a contractor do renovations in my kitchen, and we are converting a wall into a half wall with countertop. He just started doing the drywall, and from my inexperienced eye it looks like he ...
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Any suggestions for repairs of nasty cracks in my walls and the door?

I have 1 day to finish all those repairs before a new person moves in. Is there any way I could fix them fast and reliably? The first one is a hole in a dry wall and the last one is a door which is ...
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Repairing water-damaged paint (possibly drywall)?

I have a first-floor wall that has some water damage in one of the corners. The cause was apparently a clogged gutter, which was spraying rain water directly onto the exterior of the wall. The clogged ...
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How should I retape an inside drywall corner when the wall is heavily textured?

We just bought a house built in 1992 and need to retape the ceilings in some of the rooms where the ceilings are angled and the tape is coming loose. We have already removed the popcorn ceiling to do ...
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What might be a good way to fix this damaged drywall(?)?

I had 2 3M Command hooks on my wall. When I was removing the hooks, I damaged the wall, as you can see in the photos below. I wonder what might be an easy/good way to patch the damage. Thanks!
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filling a 3 inch hole in a fire rated dry wall ceiling

My sprinkler system in my condo was just decommissioned and 12 sprinkler heads will be reomoved. As a result I will have 1 sprinkler head hole in the ceiling of each room in my condo (total of 12). ...
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Applying drywall tape - to score or not to score?

I've recently been introduced to drywall repair methods that depend on substrates such as tape and metallic mesh. One technique I've seen for the mesh was to score (i.e., make a surface cut with a ...
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Which Product to Use for Repairing My Drywall

Can someone recommend which product I should use in this case?... I removed the backsplash tile in my kitchen and, in doing so, some of the tiles also pulled the top layer of drywall off along with ...
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Large drywall patch: how to avoid bulging seams?

I'm about to install a 24" x 60" section of 1/2" drywall, to patch an area I cut away for access to make repairs. The bottom (long) and one side (short) edges of the patch will be hidden, but the top ...
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rusty stains showing through a newly dried spackle

I noticed the wall by my balcony door was soft and sticking out, figured somehow there was moisture and possibly mold growing underneath the drywall lining. So I ripped that part out, scraped a little,...
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How can I repair damaged drywall?

I live in a rental house. My pit bull terrier ate the drywall and now I have a home inspection coming up. What can I do? I have a picture just don't know how to post it.
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Concerns about hanging a hundred plus mugs on dry wall

Newbie here! Among other things, I collect Starbucks mugs from my travels. I have over a hundred mugs and they have spent most of their life in boxes in the garage - until now! I was thinking of ...
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Repair L-shaped notch in drywall

I cut some L-shaped notches in the corner between my walls and ceiling in order to pull some electrical wires through. Now I'm not sure how to repair the hole... should I just cake in joint compound ...
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How can I mask water damaged ceiling drywall with faux painting?

My tub upstairs leaked a large portion of water directly above the middle of the kitchen ceiling. The ceiling drywall doesn't have a hole in it, and the paint isn't bubbling. However after I fixed the ...
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How do I prepare a ceiling for restomping?

I had to cut access panels in the ceiling of a 7' x 11' room to make several plumbing repairs. The ceiling has the slapbrush/stomp texture: I have patched the drywall and I plan on restomping the ...
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How to patch long strip on drywall?

My room had a chair rail which I stripped out. It was glued and left a long strip on the drywall. The strip is just paper and I am not sure how to patch them ... Also, there are some glue left on the ...
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How to properly fix dry wall tearing away

How can I properly fix dry wall that is tearing away from the seam, which is a window sill? There is a point were it meets the window and window sill, and it seems to be tearing away. I have added a ...
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Replacing recessed lights with pendant lights

I bought "conversion kits" which supposedly do the job in 5 minutes, but the I discovered that the kit is designed for the current type of can, and is not suitable for the ones that are up there (22 ...
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Why use drywall tape when you can just mud over the crack? [duplicate]

Got a semi-small drywall project with several "joints" and just wondering what would happen if I didnt use the tape? (corners and "butt-joints")
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Is tape applied to drywall right after mud is applied or after it has dried?

I patched some foot square holes in the wall and would like to know when paper tape is applied: right after mud is applied after it has dried and is sanded with drywall patching.
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Difficulty/Cost to repair drywall from tv mount?

So I have wall mounted a very large TV and my wall currently has a 1 foot x 1 foot hole that I used to install an outlet for power, there are like 8 holes in the wall, and then a 6" x 6" hole toward ...
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How do I remove the mounting hardware of an intercom speaker, and then patch the hole?

I am looking to remove an old intercom speaker from my bedroom wall and patch over the hole. I removed the speaker to find a metal mount in the wall attached between two studs. More pictures here ...
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How do I replace part of my bathroom ceiling?

I had a leak in the roof above my bathroom. I had a contractor investigate. He looked at the roof carefully, and he examined the ceiling with an infrared scanner while it was actually leaking. He ...
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Fix a bad dry wall patch [duplicate]

I patched a hole in my dry wall by putting a metal plate on it and pasting some spackling on it. As you can imagine, the wall is not flat enough to fool my landlord. How can I fix that? The hole is ...
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How do I tape a joint between drywall and plaster?

I have old old plaster (on lath) bordering new drywall. Is it better to use mesh tape or just paper?
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How do I apply the same texture to the bathroom wall after patching a hole?

My repair guy patched some holes with drywall mud on walls that had been painted with semi-gloss; we went eggshell. He then painted over the area after the mud was supposedly dry. The area did not ...
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What is the code approved way to cut and patch fire rated drywall hung on the ceiling of a basement?

My new house is still under construction, and for code reasons the builder is required to hang fire rated drywall on the ceiling of the basement. I am sure the situation will arise eventually where I ...
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Can I use a spray sealer and primer over a patched drywall followed by painting over it?

I have patched one of my wall from a few holes(5) where each is about a finger big. Since it is not a big surface area, can I use a spray stain sealer and primer, and then apply paint over the entire ...