Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Walls and Ceilings
Reload this Page > Help Wanted with drywall compound disaster!!

Help Wanted with drywall compound disaster!!

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-25-06, 08:06 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Question Help! Drywall compound/mud nightmare

My husband and I are in the process of renovating our new home. Unfortunately the previous owners took many shortcuts in the finishing and painting of walls prior to selling. They have 'patched' walls all over the house with big ol' blobs of drywall compound....and didn't sand them out! To make it worse they actually applied two coats of paint to them and carried on to other rooms to proceed with their DIY nightmares. HELP! The sanding of these blobs is going to be the end of us. Any ideas on how to make this go easier/faster? I've used sanding blocks in various grits, sponges, and even an electric hand sander (these blobs are huge).

Any advice or suggestions would be VERY appreciated.
 

Last edited by bustersgirl; 06-25-06 at 09:01 PM. Reason: rename
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-26-06, 03:48 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 42,814
Welcome to the forums

Latex wall paint nevers sands well. It may be advisable to use a scraper, then sand and repatch. Sometimes you can float more j/c next to the repair and hide it that way.

hope this helps
 
  #3  
Old 06-26-06, 05:46 PM
DaVeBoy's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,665
*I* just had to go through this with that real rubbery spackle. I hand sanded with 36 g paper and gave up. I went out to my vehicle and got out the big guns: My auto body type grinder/sander/polisher. Ha. I made quick work out of it. But a sander like this will turn latex paint to gum and you have to periodically scrape off the emory-type sanding discs. I didn't worry about rotary scratch marks. I reskimmed tight with mud. Came out nice after fresh paint.
 
  #4  
Old 07-01-06, 05:14 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Thank you for the advice....I'll keep plugging away at it!

 
  #5  
Old 07-02-06, 04:15 PM
DaVeBoy's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,665
I like the fact that you posted back. If anything else goes wrong in your house, or you want to know how to go about doing something the right way, this is the place to come. This forum covers everything.
 
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 01:06 AM.