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Plaster Patching Tips needed


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09-06-07, 12:51 PM   #1  
Plaster Patching Tips needed

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I am in the process of replacing the corners with bullnose. I have removed the old metal, installed the bullnose metal and added a coat of plaster to cover the gap between the metal and wall. I tried to put a final coat using Joint Compound I purchased at Home Depot however, when I apply the material, I get holes similar to Swiss cheese. Any tips on what material to use and how to apply a finsih coat is highly appreciated.

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09-06-07, 12:59 PM   #2  
Are you working on plaster or drywall? Are you installing plaster bullnose or drywall bullnose?

 
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09-06-07, 01:47 PM   #3  
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Thank you for your interest. I am working on drywalls and added bullnose metal intended for drywall. I used premixed Joint Compound for a first coat then waited 24 hrs, snaded it and applied a second coat after thinning it with water and mixed it with a mixer attached to my drill. The second coat has produced air bubbles that made the mud look like swiss cheese. How to avoid this problem and get a descent finish?

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09-06-07, 01:57 PM   #4  
You got air bubbles in it when you mixed it. Another thin coat of mud pulled across the repair should fill in the little holes.


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09-06-07, 02:09 PM   #5  
Hi marksr

Thanks for the tip. I will try to pull in another coat. Is there a tip on avoiding getting air bubbles when mixing the mud?

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