As with Painting, it is necessary to have the correct tools to complete any sort of drywall work. Trim the rough edges of drywall around the patch. Peel off the backing paper from the patch and stick the patch to the wall (step 1). Make sure that it extends at the least an inch previous the broken area. Cover the entire patch with joint compound until the lines are camouflaged, feathering the sides.
Josh Temple cuts out previous drywall that has been broken inside the Catastrophe House. Then apply a slightly wider second coat of plaster and flatten it out with the blade of the paint scraper. Photo 3: Fill the holes with joint compound, swiping first across the holes, then down.
If you happen to’re patching a large number of holes and different injury, prime the patched walls before repainting – especially in case you’re selecting a semi-gloss or shinier end. When all is secured, carefully tape along every of the perimeters of the rectangle with plasterboard jointing tape, going proper as much as and over the corners.
To simulate years of major neglect and severe damage, we invited the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls to have a derby match within the Disaster Home. Picture 1: Drive a popped nail under the surface of the drywall with a hammer and a nail set. Finally, buy a tremendous-grit sanding sponge to clean the corners (Photograph four). It’s going to do a pleasant job without gouging.
Photo four: Apply a second coat of compound, drawing it a minimum of 6 in. beyond the edge of the primary coat to taper the edges of the restore. Place a taping knife or thin plywood behind the instrument to prevent extra damage to the wall — be especially cautious to not lever in opposition to unsupported drywall or the instrument will punch a gap that can require a more extensive restore.