Continuing With The Dryall Damage Repair

Second Layer of Drywall Compound

Last time I described, and showed with a lot of pictures, how I started to repair the large drywall crack on the wall supporting one of the French Doors between the living and dining rooms. If you missed the prior article you can simply use the above link. To remind you of where we left off, we had applied drywall compound onto the crack and surrounding wall surface followed by placing moistened non-adhesive drywall tape onto the wet drywall compound, smoothing the tape so no air pockets … [Read more...]

Drywall Repair By French Doors

Dryall Crack Caused By French Door

Previously, we described the set of circumstances which resulted in a very large crack in the drywall by our newly installed set of French Doors. So, to bring you back to our starting point, below you will see the crack in the drywall starting at the left of the vertical door frame and going about 13 inches to the left, then making a 90 degree turn upwards for another 13 inches or so. Ugly. While the contractor who indicated there was nothing that could be done I decided to proceed with … [Read more...]

Completing Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder Installation

First Primer Coat Applied to Wall Repair

The past week or so we have written and shown with many pictures how easy it is to install a toilet paper holder. And, it is actually easier to install a pivoting toilet paper holder because once anchored to the wall, you can lift the bar between the two ends to repair any minor damage to the wall in behind the bathroom accessory. Today we finish the job. Here is where we left things with our new Moen Banbury Pivoting Toilet Paper holder in the brushed nickel finish which we purchased at … [Read more...]

Repairing Drywall Around New Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

Potty Room

The past three articles in this short series on our new pivoting toilet paper holder has seen us reach the point where it is installed on the wall of our en suite potty room. We obtained the new toilet paper holder, the type where it is super easy to remove and replace the roll of toilet paper, during The Home Depot's  Renew and Redo Your Bath event. You can participate first if you want by entering our giveaway contest for a change to win your own $200 Home Depot Gift Card. Now, this is … [Read more...]

Finishing The Bathroom Drywall Repair Project

Applying First Coat of Primer

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 … [Read more...]

Using Drywall Tape

Small Tub of Water for Drywall Tape

Yesterday we started to look at how to repair a finished wall where the compound where two sheets of drywall meet becomes separated. I obtained the repair materials I already did not have at my local Home Depot store. They were very helpful explaining to me how to undertake this bathroom repair, something I don't do all the time. I did it and they did help, you might say. :) Renewing and redoing a bathroom doesn't simply have to be about buying and installing new stuff, although new … [Read more...]

Separated Drywall Sheets Repair

Potty Room Wall

Two days ago we started our $200 gift card giveaway provided by The Home Depot to celebrate its Renew and Redo Your Bath event as all Home Depot locations in the USA. You can enter as many times as you wish by accessing the entry rules and form here in our Home Depot Renew Your Bath giveaway. Over the past week or so I have written and showed you with lots of pictures about the repair of minor drywall damage in one of our bathrooms caused by the repositioning of a towel rack. Today we … [Read more...]

Completing Bathroom Drywall Repair

Closeup of Painting Wall Repair

In the previous article within this drywall repair series, we discussed the technique of using not one but two coats of primer paint, before painting, on top of the two coats of drywall compound, sanded, used to repair the holes in the drywall left when we repositioned the improperly installed double towel rack. Today we see the results of applying the paint. Remember that our goal is to have it appear once the drywall repair project is finished as if there was never a drywall repair … [Read more...]

Dryall Repair – Remember to Prime Twice

One Coat of Primer Applied to Drywall Repair

Last time we showed the techniques we started to use in our effort to repair damaged drywall caused by changing the position of bath towel rack. Just because the holes are small does not mean that care does not need to be taken to do the job right. Yes, it is correct when they say that any job worth doing is worth doing well. :) So, this is the position of the repair home renovation project when we left it in our last article: If you recall, the steps we took to get us to the picture … [Read more...]

Drywall Repair – Drywall Damage From Towel Rack

Repositioned Towel Rack

I have written previously about the right way to install towel racks; that being with at least one side anchored into the vertical wood stud behind the drywall. Too often even professional contractors install them using drywall anchor plugs on both sides. When that occurs, sooner or later, one side or the other of the towel rack will start to become loose from the wall and eventually cause damage. That was the situation we had in one of our daughter's bathrooms. This is a simple but … [Read more...]

Sanding And Priming Twice The Drywall Repair Insert

Norton WallSand Drywall Screen

Yesterday we say how the Fitz from Clarke Basement Systems started to repair the drywall in our finished basement bedroom following his application of the FlexiSpan foundation wall crack repair system to stop future water leaks. Today, we continue that process. Remember, because the water leak occurred on a finished wall, it was our responsibility to re-finish the repair. So, I used this Norton WallSand Drywall Screen as my sanding tool. I don't like thinks that last. I find … [Read more...]

Applying Drywall Compound and Tape to Drywall Insert

Drywall Compound Applied

Yesterday we showed the use of the urethane sealant into the crack on the outside of the foundation wall. Today, in this continuing series on fixing our basement water leak caused by a crack in our foundation wall, we return inside to have Fitz of Clarke Basement Systems At this point in the home repair project, there is no techniques uique to the foundation wall crack repair effort, just so you know. Yet, it is part of the foundation wall crack repair service provided by this … [Read more...]

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