By Myron R. Ferguson
Easy domestic Drywall upkeep is a concise, hugely visible prepared connection with the most typical drywall upkeep that householders may perhaps tackle. A drywall contractor with over 30 years' event, Myron Ferguson exhibits every little thing from filling a small gap left via an image hanger to remaining off a window opening. With fast pointers on instruments, fabrics, taping and sanding thoughts, this useful reference presents all you ever want to know to fix drywall.
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REPAIRING WATER STAINS Small stains from water damage can be sealed with a stain blocker and simply repainted. Larger areas of damage, whether from a leaking roof or a burst water pipe, need to be cleaned, thoroughly dried, and then repaired. CONCEAL THE DAMAGE. There are a number of stain-blocking paints available. If the area will be painted, opt for water-based stain blockers, which are easy to work with. Oil- or alcohol-based paints work best if you’re applying a texture over the stained area.
To 8 in. in diameter. • If the surface is painted, the repaired area made up of sanded joint compound will be smoother than the surrounding painted surfaces. The joint compound is also more porous, so when painted, the repair may still be visible because of a slightly different texture and sheen. • In most cases, you’ll have to prime the repaired area before applying the finish paint. The primer will equalize the porosity of the surfaces, which will help hide the repair. Also, one finish coat of paint is seldom enough; the second coat will help equalize the paint-roller textures.
EASY HOME DRYWALL REPAIRS ■ 29 CORNER BEAD REPAIRS Two things typically go wrong with outside corner beads: The bead either gets dented, or the edge along the drywall side develops a crack. In most cases, the damaged bead will be a metal corner bead. REPAIRING A DENTED CORNER BEAD 1. A DENT IN THE CORNER. Corner bead is susceptible to dents if struck when, for example, moving furniture. QUICK TIP If the dent is bad enough, you may need to use a hacksaw to cut out the damaged section and replace with a new piece of bead.