Help with patching..


Old 03-05-08, 01:50 PM
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Help with patching..

Ok.. I patched a hole and sand it with 220 grit.
I thought the patch was leveled with the wall.. so I started priming and paint the patch area.

Now this is the result after painting.

How should i correct this since it's only shallow?
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Patch again. Use a knife that spans the width of the depression. Use hard flat block behind your paper.

When I've hired drywallers, I always ask them to prime as well. You can't really know until the wall is one colour.
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Apply more j/c and when it's dry don't sand with your fingers, either use a sanding pole or even wrap sandpaper around a flat piece of wood. This will help you to sand it level with the wall
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Originally Posted by Mr_Helpme View Post
I thought the patch was leveled with the wall..
It shrinks. And if you mix-in water with it, it even shrinks worse.
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You Durabond easy sand. This product will shrink very little by the amount of water you put into it. A block sander as Mark said is best.

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