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01-19-12, 07:21 AM
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Posted By coops28

What size knives are you using? You should be...

What size knives are you using? You should be using at least a 10 inch knife for coating these patches. I know you said these patches were small but a larger knife will not leave tool marks. On...
12-26-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By coops28

Every designer has trended back to smooth...

Every designer has trended back to smooth everywhere. I personlly like smooth as well. Texture is a personal thing. I personally don't like swirl and I would never texture walls. If you want...
12-15-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 79,336
Posted By coops28

Me, I would chalk straight lines then just score...

Me, I would chalk straight lines then just score it with a utility knife. Then hit it with a hammer. It will break on the score lines. Then cut through the back paper one more time. For me thats...
12-15-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,801
Posted By coops28

In the 1940's they plastered all houses then...

In the 1940's they plastered all houses then wallpapered every surface even the ceilings. So it's probably old wallpaper peeling off. Definitely scrape off everything you can. Then fill in will...
12-13-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By coops28

Don't do it. Don't. Suck it up and remove the...

Don't do it. Don't. Suck it up and remove the paper. If you won't do it for yourself do it for the next owner.
12-13-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By coops28

you probably have wallpaper on the walls that has...

you probably have wallpaper on the walls that has been painted over then when some fell off it got painted over again. Could the build up be caulk? If that is the case then you can peel it off and...
12-13-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By coops28

Guys, we are having a virus called caulk going...

Guys, we are having a virus called caulk going through our threads. For proper crack repair you DONT use Caulk.
12-08-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By coops28

How old is the house? If it is plaster walls and...

How old is the house? If it is plaster walls and ceilings then you may have wallpaper on the ceiling and someone painted over it. If that is the case then you don't have much of a choice. Why...
12-02-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By coops28

That is called "stomp" texure. It is done with a...

That is called "stomp" texure. It is done with a crows foot brush. It has long bristles mounted on a wood frame. You can get one at home depot or lowes or wherever. Make sure you thin you mud down...
11-28-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,930
Posted By coops28

Sorry Roger but caulk isn't going to fix the...

Sorry Roger but caulk isn't going to fix the crack. It will crack out again and between then it will just look bad. Caulk is ok for inside corners and small cracks but not a 4 foot crack on a...
11-06-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By coops28

I don't know if it's the best idea to put a...

I don't know if it's the best idea to put a carpet on a wall 3/4" away from the furnace!!!!! Ok I'll go ahead and say it's a horrible idea. It could catch fire and burn your house down.
10-29-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 54,752
Posted By coops28

My advise to anyone is NEVER use mesh tape. It...

My advise to anyone is NEVER use mesh tape. It will crack out no matter what. I know that commercial guys will use it on corner bead but they use spray glue to hold it on. Use paper tape with all...
10-29-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,972
Posted By coops28

its hard to tell size in that picture but to me...

its hard to tell size in that picture but to me it looks liks small or fine popcorn texture. Unfortunatley it's hard to find fine. If you go to a drywall distrubutor you might be able to find it. ...
10-22-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By coops28

I'd bet on water damage to the wall. Is the wall...

I'd bet on water damage to the wall. Is the wall on the first or second floor? Is there a bathroom above it? Definitley scrape it off and see whats underneath. Could be mildew or damaged drywall.
10-17-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,162
Posted By coops28

Oh YES they made sheetrock with face paper that...

Oh YES they made sheetrock with face paper that looked like wood. I've only ever seen it in garages. You can't tape and mud it like regular sheetrock. Take it out and redo with regular rock.
10-09-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,943
Posted By coops28

Usually the term "blue board" is for sheetrock...

Usually the term "blue board" is for sheetrock that will get veneer plaster over it. It has a bonder on it. The purple sheetrock is a better alternative to green board for water and mold...
07-12-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,522
Posted By coops28

take the lightbulbs out and spray away. The can...

take the lightbulbs out and spray away. The can will be covered by the trim piece. Or if you are worried about it stuff newspaper up in the can.
07-12-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By coops28

Push on the spots that are hanging low and see if...

Push on the spots that are hanging low and see if its stiff or spongy. If its spongy then you need to remove it and repair. Looks like some minor water damage in spots that need to be cut out. Let...
07-12-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,042
Posted By coops28

What exactly did you use? Did it come in a box...

What exactly did you use? Did it come in a box or bucket? The only reason it would still be wet after a couple of days is if water was comming in contact with it. Has it been raining where you are?
06-27-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,679
Posted By coops28

You need to tape the crack. I don't recommend...

You need to tape the crack. I don't recommend mesh tape because it will crack on you. Use paper tape with the all purpose mud. You need to tape or it will keep cracking no matter if your house...
06-27-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 32,660
Posted By coops28

You say this is a patch? How big? Is the patch...

You say this is a patch? How big? Is the patch 1/8" lower or higher?
06-27-11, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By coops28

Don't use mesh tape. Use all purpose mud with...

Don't use mesh tape. Use all purpose mud with paper tape. The fan might not make the seams crack but they will crack on their own with mesh.
06-27-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,679
Posted By coops28

How did you fix the cracks? Please be specific. ...

How did you fix the cracks? Please be specific. Thanks.
05-05-11, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,975
Posted By coops28

You need to remove any wet moldy water damaged...

You need to remove any wet moldy water damaged wall before covering it up. You can't allow any moisture to get in the wall and not dry out. Your studs will rot. Covering up this problem with...
04-11-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By coops28

2 more things to add. The tape must be set up...

2 more things to add. The tape must be set up (dry) completely before putting your fill coats over it. its best to use all purpose mud with tape. it has the most holding power.
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