Repairing drywall from mirror removal

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Old 07-12-20, 06:34 PM
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Repairing drywall from mirror removal

Removed a mirror in a bathroom and need to get the wall smooth again for new smaller mirror. Attempting to use Alex Plus compound in layers but welcome suggestions on product and process for best results.
 
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Old 07-12-20, 07:23 PM
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First, throw that spackle in the garbage. That product is for small, shallow repairs. I'd suggest you get a small bag of setting compound. https://www.homedepot.com/p/USG-Shee...4024/205856720

Mix it up in a mud pan and fill your deep holes with that. It will set up quickly so work fast. You can give it another coat within an hour or so. Then use regular joint compound to skim over the top. You will need a sanding block to sand it d oi wn once its dry.
 
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Thanks. That helps. Will give it a go.
 
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Also if there are any ragged edges of drywall paper sticking out you should cut them off.
 
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Yes that I did and used Gardz sealer over it
 
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I did the setting compound in the large hole, then multiple passes of joint compound and sanding. It all looked pretty smooth but after applying my first coat of paint with primer today it seems like it still needs some work

What should I do next? Skim coat that area? The entire wall?


 
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A skim coat with joint compound and a wider knife and more sanding. Use a block sanding sponge.
 
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Thanks XSleeper. Skim the entire wall or just over the larger areas? Also what size knife would be good?

Already have and been using sanding blocks as opposed to sand paper.
 
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Judging by the original size of the holes, skim it with a 10" knife, A skim coat is a very thin, wiped down tight on the edges coat, and you only need to do the spots that arent smooth.

If you dont like the way the repaired areas are perfectly smooth, and the rest of the wall has some texture, then yes, you would need to skim coat the whole wall. Texture doesnt show up too well in photos, so it's hard to say.
 
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