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How can I finish the frame of a hidden door without using trim?

You can use a flat tear-away bead to provide a clean finish to the drywall edge around the door. Before mud: After mud: Finished:
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How can I finish the frame of a hidden door without using trim?

starting with, you need new hidden hinges. Then you can fill the gaps between the door frame and the stucco wall. To cover the gap and make the mud stick, use stucco mesh. It is slightly adhesive on ...
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How can I finish the frame of a hidden door without using trim?

If you are willing to do some rework (or for those future people who haven't done any drywall yet), you can use J-trim, sometimes called U channel or J bead. For example, here's the first link that I ...
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Reinstalling curtain rod after wallpapering

If the old holes are still good, take pictures showing the holes with a tape measure that’s hooked onto something distinctive about the window casing (like a corner). A pic showing distance from the ...
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Reinstalling curtain rod after wallpapering

If the drapes are hanging secure, don't patch and redrill. I've done it two ways. Put the screws back in the holes almost flush with the wall. The wallpaper will go right over them but you'll be able ...
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How to remove wall adhesive from the wall that has a wall paper?

As far as removing, many adhesives soften, or become less "sticky" with some heat. Have you tried using a heat gun or blow dryer? Be careful handling the hook after applying the heat—use ...
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How should I prepare the surface of my walls after removing wallpaper?

If you have removed all the loose material, you are ready to skim or texture. Drywall compound will stick to the surface as long as there isn't loose particulate. Then prime and paint.
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How to get old plasterboard wall ready for paint

My instinct is to apply a "skim coat" of plaster to even out the surface. Then prime and paint. Note that it may take several cycles of sanding and skim coating before you have a surface you'...
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