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Old 03-13-01, 04:50 PM
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I had to cut out a section of wall in my living room to repair bathroom plumbing.

Can I plaster the entire wall where the cut out and repair was made? This would allow me to use my mud dobber {great tool by the way}to apply plaster {joint compound} and "blend" in the repair with the original wall. The slightly textured wall was recently painted with a semi gloss water based {latex?} paint. Will the mud stick to the paint?

Also, can I repaint the entire wall with a less glossy paint such as a satin or a flat paint? The current finish is way too shiny - What is the most common finish used for walls?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.
 
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Old 03-13-01, 07:45 PM
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Housemarried, I think after the basic patching is done(taping, bedding, skimming) prime with a latex primer such as KILZ 2, KILZ Total One or Zinsser 123. This will assure no mud ever comes loose. I would say these days that eggshell sheen is the most common finish used on walls...Mike
 
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Old 03-13-01, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Mike,
But I might have a problem...
I had already started to plaster a few weeks ago and did not use tape. Is this going to cause a problem? If it is, how do I correct it?
 
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Old 03-13-01, 07:59 PM
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The lack of tape could cause a hairline crack in time. If you are still in the raw mud stage you could sponge or sand the area down a bit and apply tape, bed it and touch up texture. In this case since you seem to know your way around use paper tape....Mike
 
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Old 03-13-01, 08:13 PM
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I will be able to tape the area.
Please forgive my ignorance to the lingo - When you say "bed" the tape do you mean to apply some mud to the joint, apply the tape, then mud over the tape? Do I let it dry completely before my final coat?
 
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Old 03-13-01, 08:34 PM
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Housemarried, Forgive my assumption that everyone knows these terms. The answer to all of your questions is yes. Isn't that neat!.....Get back if more questions and good luck with your project...Mike
 
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Old 03-13-01, 08:49 PM
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Well there's nothing wrong with being right!

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP, MIKE!
 
 

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