COMMUNITY FORUM

notsohandymanchris

07:41PM | 01/07/07
Member Since: 01/07/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvtools
We are adding a bathroom onto our master bedroom and we positioned the outlets too low - vanity and countertop is taller than expected, now the drywall is up and walls were painted only to find out that outlets need to be raised 1 1/2 inches. We cut the hole and raised the outlet, but how do we correctly repair the remaining 1 1/2" x 2" hole that will be between the outlet and the soon to be installed vanity top? Will the drywall mesh/hole repair kit do the job or do we need to do something else?

fugazi48

06:20AM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
probably best not to post the same question a bunch of times.

Did you keep the drywall that you removed to move the outlet up? Your best bet is to use that chunck to make up the majority of your patch. Myself, I would put a thin piece of wood across the hole in the inside of the wall and drive a few screws into it from the good drywall to keep it in place. This will give you a solid surface for the patch for less chance of cracking.

Bob has instructions somewhre on this site.
http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Repairing_Drywall--F2212.html

Billhart

07:22AM | 01/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
No matter how you patch it you will endup with a small lump in that area. Properly tappered and sanded it won't show up in the paint, but you will be putting the hard backsplash against it.

While you can fill the gap with caulk you will have a neater job is you skim coat the whole area. then you can use a straight edge such as the edge of a level and then and down any high spots.

One good method to do a patch of this size is to use an over piece of drywall using the paper as a "bandage".

http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Repairing_Drywall-Drywall-F2212.html

Last method.

This one shows the pictures.

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/h2patchdrywall

"PATCHING SMALL HOLES IN WALLBOARD" about 1/2 way down.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2