Drywall Repair

Partial Basement Drywall Repair

Drywall repair in a home is something which I find many people avoid, thinking that it is too hard or too difficult to do. I used to be like that. However, from personal experience it is not hard. The trick is to have patience and the right technique. We have written several short series of articles about repairing walls in different rooms in our home including a finished basement bedroom, a bathroom, an en suite bathroom, a potty room and a living room / home office. In each case … [Read more...]

Completing Drywall Repair

Starting First Coat of Paint Over Primed Drywall Repair

In the previous article in this series, we had completed the two layers of primer paint onto the sanded area of drywall repair, with each coat slightly exceeding the width of the prior to avoid a noticeable bulge in the finished repair. Now we are ready to apply the two, yes two, coats of paint. And this is where I ran into an unexpected challenge. When I started to paint over the second coat of primer on the wall, I continued my pattern of applying the paint not just on the repaired or … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Preparing To Lay The Carpet

Missing Carpet Gripper Strips

Yesterday we painted the drywall patch and saw that after two coats of primer plus two coast of paint how there was no difference in the paint colour's tone on the wall. And, that's the point, right? Once the drywall is repaired, you want it looking as if there was no drywall repair in the first place. Now, before the carpet can be put back into position, I needed to replace the carpet tacks gripper strips which were removed during the creation of the dry well as part of the Clarke Basement … [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...]

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