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Better to remove poorly done drywall or try to repair?

Better to remove poorly done drywall or try to repair?

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Old 12-24-07, 10:39 PM
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Better to remove poorly done drywall or try to repair?

I have a closet that I have removed all the shelving. The walls are sheetrocked but the taping and corners are visible. This is a case of a very poorly done job.

Is it better for me to remove the side and ceiling drywalls and put up new drywalls? Or is it better to try to smooth out and sand the rough areas?

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Old 12-25-07, 04:43 AM
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It is quicker [and less messy] to fix what you have. Sand and/or scrape what you need to and then skim coat.

fyi - painters and drywall finishers are often trained by working in closets. Because it isn't readily viewed, less than professional work can slide by. Also on under paid jobs, corners will be cut so the finisher can make a living = not as much attention paid to low visible areas.
 
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