Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Drywall Problem next to brick fireplace


lfmoore's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
NC

10-15-07, 07:57 AM   #1  
Drywall Problem next to brick fireplace

I am in the process of removing wallpaper so that I can paint. When I removed the wallpaper next to the brick fireplace there seems to be something wrong. (I am a beginner at the DIY stuff!) The edges of the wallpaper were already curling up & when I removed it the drywall tape pulled right off & revealed all these crumbling edges next to the fireplace. (note: there is no molding between the drywall & the brick.) What it the best way to repair this so it will be smooth for painting & air tight?
thanks-lfm

 
Sponsored Links
marksr's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 42,793
TN

10-15-07, 04:40 PM   #2  
First you will need to remove any loose paper/mud and prime those areas with a solvent based primer. I doubt you will be able to completely finish the job with joint compound - I usually mud what I can and then when I'm done with the finishing, I'll caulk between the drywall and the brick.


retired painter/contractor avid DIYer

 
lfmoore's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
NC

10-16-07, 05:30 AM   #3  
Fireplace

Thanks so much for your suggestions. Would you attempt to put any of the foam insulation (in a can) in the open space? LFM

 
marksr's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 42,793
TN

10-16-07, 05:43 AM   #4  
I wouldn't but if you feel you must - use the kind that doesn't expand much. It would be difficult to remove any excess that gets on the brick


retired painter/contractor avid DIYer

 
Search this Thread