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Repairing torn drywall paper- how do I fix this? And spackle vs joint compound?

Repairing torn drywall paper- how do I fix this? And spackle vs joint compound?

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Old 07-25-14, 01:17 PM
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Hi P&P Forums,

I'm re-doing my bathroom, and tried to remove some caulking. But since it's a cheap, shoebox condo the drywall ripped in the process:



What's the best way to repair these rips? I found this Youtube video, but I'm not sure if it's the proper way to go about doing this.

Also, should I be using joint compound for this fix, or spackle?
 
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Old 07-25-14, 01:50 PM
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Remove all the loose paper, prime the exposed gypsum with Zinnser Gardz (or an oil based primer), smooth with joint compound, prime and paint.
 
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Old 07-25-14, 03:16 PM
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Spackling is ok for small areas but you can't thin it down and use it for texture like you can with joint compound. I rarely use spackle because I always have j/c on hand.
 
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Old 07-25-14, 04:27 PM
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Spackle is actually a finer grain material than jc. It would be fine here if you already have it and want to use it.
 
 

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