5"x5" repair questions


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Old 07-05-12, 08:33 PM
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5"x5" repair questions

Hello.

1. For a 5"x5" square repair would applying several thin coats work with each coat being about 2" longer and wider then the previous coat of mud ?

2. Also I've noticed that I am getting some bubbles right after applying a thin coat...The surface is dry and clean before applying the thin coat with the previous coat given over a 20-22 hours to dry. Is this normal ? If no then what could I be doing wrong ?

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Old 07-06-12, 03:03 AM
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I would use a mesh over the opening, or create a repair block held in using a backer board behind the wall with a 5x5 piece of sheetrock attached to that, and use a setting type compound rather than out of the bucket mud. If you use a setting compound on such a small area, you could get away with the 20 minute stuff in bags. Mix it up, apply it quickly and wait for it to dry. It won't take long and you can get several coats on in a day, if required for the perfect finish.
 
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Old 07-06-12, 05:02 AM
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#1 - sounds about right
#2 - the bubbles might be from mixing the mud. No big deal, if they are still present after the final coat, apply an ultra thin coat of mud to fill the holes.

I also like setting compounds but the ready mix j/c might be more forgiving for a novice...... sands easier too
 
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I'm not all that much of a mesh fan, I'd be looking to anchor a piece of drywall in the void. Otherwise, everything else sounds good to me.
 
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Thanks everyone for their replies. Its nice to be able to ask these newbie type questions and receive helpful replies.

Victor
 
 

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