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Total Newbie, Need Help Repairing A Wall


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Old 10-18-02, 03:57 PM
tgolden
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Total Newbie, Need Help Repairing A Wall

So somehow i managed to put a golf ball size hole in my bedroom wall. Don't worry, i wasn't playing golf inside. But i have no knowledge of building or fixing things like this. I asked someone and he said to fill it slowly over time with compound, sand it and then repaint it. Is this a good i dea or does anybody have any other suggestions. Remember, i have no idea what i'm talking about.

Thanks so much.
TDG
 
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Old 10-18-02, 08:35 PM
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Well, so much for the indoor driving range.......LOL

Check in the paint/wallcoverings area of your local home centers. You will find several products for doing hole patching work complete with directions. Filling that big a hole a little at a time will be time-consuming to say the least.

Also check this previous post for some good info:

http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...atch+wall+hole
 
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Old 10-20-02, 08:09 AM
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I agree, and without having something in the hole to catch the mud will be difficult.
your local home center will have patches avail.
There is a patch that has a metal center and it's surrounded with Fiberglass mesh tape and you just stick it to your opening and mud over it.

And they have a Strait-flex patch that we use a times it's like a corruagated patch that works very good as well


http://170.224.4.200/lkn?action=prod...000001168-5506


http://www.straitflex.com/perma.htm
 
 

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