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Best method to repair sheetrock damage?


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01-17-10, 10:26 PM   #1  
Best method to repair sheetrock damage?

I just had to pull a mirror off a wall. It was stuck on with a few clips and some liquid nails. Where the liquid nails was applied, the top paper pulled off the sheetrock. I have repaired areas like this before but always with problems as the wet compound causes the paper to come loose and leave a bubble after the compound has dried. What's the correct method to repair this problem?
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01-18-10, 04:42 AM   #2  
Apply an oil base primer to the exposed gypsum [plus a little of the surrounding paper] Once dry the primer will seal the gypsum and prevent the moisture in j/c or latex paint from partially dissolving the drywall and causing bubbling.


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01-18-10, 06:23 AM   #3  
Thanks for the reply. The problem is with the paper cover. When removing the mirror, it pulled off the top layer of the paper and now the brown layer is exposed. Any moisture, compound or paint makes it like wet newspaper.

 
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01-18-10, 06:40 AM   #4  
That's why you use a solvent based primer.It doesn't wet the gypsum like latex and once dry will allow you to use joint compound and/or latex paint/primer. Just be sure to cut and remove any of the loose paper first.


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01-18-10, 04:27 PM   #5  
Would that be like Bullseye? primer

 
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01-18-10, 04:47 PM   #6  
You'll have to read the label, zinnser's cover stain and bullseye primers come in both oil base and latex.


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