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Drywall repairs

Posted by mtroy7 on September 25th, 2001 10:17 AM
In reply to torn drywall during wallpaper removal by Gloria on September 17th, 2001 02:25 PM [Go to top of thread]

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I'm in the process of repairing the same type of damage. I had quite a few brown paper patches in my kitchen after I removed wallpaper that had been placed directly on untreated drywall. I used joint compound diluted with water to the consistency of pre-made cake frosting. Then I used a 6" trowel spreader and skimmed the damaged area in a thin layer of the compound. It was much easier than I had imagined, even fun. Some areas required a little more work than others but I was able to do my entire kitchen in a couple of hours. The next day I sanded it and touched up a few places. The last step before painting was the primer coat. Believe me, if you've removed the wallpaper you've done the hardest part already.

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