Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Previously, we reviewed the second group of steps involved with repairing a cracked wall at the point where two sheets of drywall met in the potty room of our en suite bathroom. It is timely that we get this fixed as this the early stages of The Home Depot’s Renew and Redo Your Bath event. Why place updated new fixtures or accessories in a bathroom if part of it is damaged? Repair the damage first and then deal with the other parts of a bathroom renewal.

Don’t worry, the Renew and Redo Your Bath event at The Home Depot’s retail stores in the USA as well as on-line at HomeDepot.com is continuing through February 23, 2011.

There are a lot of steps involved with this home maintenance task. Individually, they do not take a lot of time to do; instead, you simply need to wait several hours between many of them.

So, lets review the steps so far in this drywall repair project:

  1. Measure and cut the non-adhesive drywall tape
  2. Place a thin layer of drywall compound on the area to be repaired sufficiently wide for the drywall tape
  3. Quickly wet the cut drywall tape
  4. Place wet drywall tape on the still moist drywall compound
  5. Use a clean drywall taping knife to secure the drywall tape to the wall, removing any air pockets
  6. After waiting for the drywall compound on the wall to thoroughly dry, apply a second layer slightly wider than the first
  7. After waiting for the second layer to thoroughly dry, gently sand to remove any ridges
  8. Apply the third layer of drywall compound slightly wider than the second layer
  9. After waiting for the third layer to thoroughly dry, gently sand to remove any ridges

So,what’s next?

Applying First Coat of Primer Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Well, first apply one coat of paint primer.

First Coat of Primer Complete Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Next, once the primer has fully dried apply a second coat of primer. Be sure to check the label of the primer can you use to be sure on the amount of time you need to wait until applying second coat.

Second Coat of Primer Applied Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

As you may be able to tell from the pictures above, don’t be shy about having the second coat of primer overlap the top and bottom of the first coat to again remove any possible ridges.

First Coat of Paint Partially Applied Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Remember, the paint will usually go on a lighter shade when it is wet vs when it dries.

First Wet Paint Coat Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Next, once the first coat has dried sufficiently (again, check the paint can’s label for how long you have to wait), apply a second coat.

Second Coat of Paint Being Applied Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Once the second coat has fully dried, see how it looks in case you need to apply a third coat or possibly perform some sanding of ridges from the drywall compound which are only now noticeable with the paint dried, followed by priming and repainting that area.

And that’s it.

Completed Drywall Repair Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

I quite like how it turned out.You would never know that we had a large crack in the wall about half way up running its full width, would you?

Hopefully our experience will help you out if you have a similar situation in your home whether in a bathroom or other room.

Remember, to help promote its Renew and Redo Your Bath event, The Home Depot has provided us with a $200 Home Depot gift card to give away to one of DailyHomeRenoTips.com visitors. You can addess the giveaway details and entry form, where you can enter as many times as you want, simply access our Home Depot Renew and Redo Your Bath Giveaway page. The $200 Home Depot Gift Card giveaway ends February 13, 2011 and is open to residents of Canada and the Unites States only.

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