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3 Easy Ways to Repair Drywall

3 Easy Ways to Repair Drywall

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  1. Noreast Whips

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Every "fix" in this video was done incorrectly. It's people like this who work at Home Depot and give homeowners bad advice time and time again. Here are the mistakes this gentleman made:
    1. Improper application of spackling. Do not leave a glob of spackling on the surface you're trying to repair. Apply it, wipe it tight to the wall with a 4 or 6 inch drywall knife. If needed, as sometimes the spackle will shrink a bit, apply again after 20 minutes. If any sanding is needed, it will be very light. You should never need to heavily sand the spackle.
    2. Metal patches are junk. I've seen dozens of these warp and bend after they've been installed. One of the worst ideas ever invented for sheetrock repair. Just make the hole a little bigger and use a patch of drywall to fill the hole as shown in the third 'repair'.
    3. This is the worst mistake of the video. NEVER EVER use premixed sheetrock compound over any kind of mesh tape. Premixed mud is for application of paper tape, not mesh tape. Why? The reason is that premixed compound will crack when used over a mesh taped joint. The USG company even states this in their literature. Yet those crack associates at Home Depot and Lowe's don't know this important bit of information. The correct material to use is a setting-type compound; i.e., Durabond or Easy Sand. Easy Sand comes in incremental time curing rates. They have 90, 45, 20 and 5. This corresponds to the amount of time you have before the compound starts to harden. 5 minute Easy Sand is sold in small bags now, which is great. Mix it up according to the instructions and apply it quickly. One coat of this, then lightly sand or scrape any heavy spots or lines, then apply a second coat of the premixed compound. Premixed compound is fine for this after the mesh has been first coated with the Easy Sand or another brand of setting-type compound. Again, The USG company states this in their literature as well.
    My advice comes from over 30 years of practicable experience in the field of sheetrock, plaster board, drywall finishing, veneer skim coating and painting. I've boarded and plastered thousands of homes and several thousand holes and damaged walls and ceilings. Please don't listen to people like the gentleman in this video when it comes to repairing sheetrock. I'm sure he's a great guy, but his knowledge is misleading.
    Steve.

  2. Hunter B

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I love how he grabs a bigger knife every time

  3. FART NOISES

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Try fixing this garbage channel? I dont see many walls without texture on them. Gave it a good try there though, Randy…

  4. a Garcia

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The last technique could have been the "butterfly technique" where you cut the square to size but leave about a 2in overhang of the paper attached to use to close the gap. No need for tape

  5. Smile4CommunityCam

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The third method is super labour intensive. Whoever made that hole is definitely fixing it!

  6. Daniel Sundman

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Omg, the glitching..

  7. MrCJBG

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Was it just me, or did this entire video have massive random jitter and random frames through the video?

  8. Anonymous user

    April 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    nice vid good job 🙂

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