Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Patching and Plastering
Reload this Page > 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?

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-25-14, 12:17 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 94
Exclamation Repairing torn drywall paper- how do I fix this? And spackle vs joint compound?

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?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-25-14, 12:50 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,480
Remove all the loose paper, prime the exposed gypsum with Zinnser Gardz (or an oil based primer), smooth with joint compound, prime and paint.
 
  #3  
Old 07-25-14, 02:16 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 42,821
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.
 
  #4  
Old 07-25-14, 03:27 PM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: usa
Posts: 466
Spackle is actually a finer grain material than jc. It would be fine here if you already have it and want to use it.
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 PM.