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Drywall prep for paint job

There are some reasons to use primer before putty/spackle, for example: To lengthen the compound's drying time by preventing water absorption. This can be useful if you need to smooth a large area in ...
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Drywall prep for paint job

I believe what you are seeing is the paper tape at the ceiling /wall corners and board joints. You never peel the paper covering off drywall, it weakens it. You can carefully cut out just the loose ...
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

Use panel adhesive or hot-melt glue to attach almost anything to the drywall, from more drywall to thin plywood to cardboard. That hacked up cabinet looks bad enough that aesthetics aren't really a ...
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

I generally use this method. IT provides a very strong patch. Cut the hole in to a square hole Cut a square out of another (spare) drywall, its sides should be just under the diagonal of the hole to ...
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

There are many ways, but the fastest, cheapest, and easiest is to buy a roll of insulation bubble wrap, cut it a little larger than the hole, and use a can of foam insulation spray as a glue. Five ...
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

I'm a licensed contractor and have a solution for you. Cut a piece of drywall at least 1 inch larger than the hole. I suggest 2 inches. From that piece you score the backside of the drywall just ...
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My installer left a 5/8" ridge just above my shower. What is the best fix?

Simple, this was a job done by someone with questionable skills, a lack of pride in their work , or both. The sill used on the side, was a poor choice and should have been cut down to the proper width ...
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Drywall repair- mesh tape vs California patch

If you are only repairing the area you marked in red, then either way will work (mesh tape or california patch). I find the mesh tape a bit easier to work with. And yes, regular all purpose mud is ...
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Drywall repair- mesh tape vs California patch

I would draw a line down the middle of that stud and remove the drywall from the left half of the stud, so that you have a surface for attaching the right edges of your patch. If you don't do that, ...
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Fast set joint compound taking DAYS to dry?

Scrape off the areas that did not dry and seal the entire area with Shellac. I use the Shellac from Sherwin Williams , but Lowe's also sells Shellac . Then you can mud your walls again. I feel it is a ...
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How can I fix a drywall taping that has recessed into the joint?

If that drywall patch was on any of my jobs, I'd scrape it all off and start over. Terrible tape job. Air under tape, far too much mud.
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