COMMUNITY FORUM

spenciejr

05:08AM | 07/26/01
Member Since: 07/25/01
7 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I recently removed some old wallpaper in our house. The drywall underneath is in great shape, but in some spots a layer of the drywall came off with the wallpaper. It looks almost like cardboard. Can I use a regular drywall joint compound to cover this, or is there something else I should try?

Matches

02:25PM | 07/26/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Make sure the torn area is as smooth as possible with no ragged pieces that will lift or move around when you apply the joint compound.When the compound dries and you sand the area you'll never know the difference.Actually,I use a damp sponge instead of sandpaper...much neater!

Lawrence

02:06PM | 07/28/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I feel for you. I had the same problem because I dug too deeply with the putty knife when removing the wallpaper. Use regular joint compound. Hold the taping knife so that it is almost parallel to the wall so as to get the smoothest finishing coat without lifting up any of the loose drywall paper. Doing so smoothes the compound out better and smoothes any paper fragments out better into the compound. Otherwise, the drywall paper fragments will just appear through the joint compound, as well.

For future use, make sure you hold the putty/drywall knife also almost parallel to the wall when removing the wallpaper, and never force it. If it does not come off easily, then soak it some more and let the water do the work, not the putty/drywall knife.

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

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... 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... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... 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