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...]

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...]

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...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 4

Relocated Double Bath Towel Rack

Yesterday we wrote about the re-installation of the double bath towel rack to its new position in our en suite bathroom. Of course, while the re-installation might be done, you still need to deal with the holes in the wall left from the prior wall plugs of the initial installation. Today we complete this short series on one of the many home maintenance tips which are easy to do. It took me three layers of drywall patch, each applied only once the prior drywall patch had completely … [Read more...]

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