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10-16-06, 09:15 AM   #1  
Sheetrock problems

I am remodeling my bathroom and scrapped off the popcorn ceiling, I found small holes in the ceiling, in the sheetrock, I am not for sure what this means. I looks like water damage but I can not really tell. Looks like ant tracks to be honest. Can someone help with how I should fix this.

 
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10-16-06, 10:44 AM   #2  
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Water damage usually leaves a stain. As long as the drywall is solid you can patch the holes. Small holes [1/4" or less] can be directly plugged with joint compound. Anything bigger should be covered with drywall tape - basically you surround the hole with j/c and then press in a piece of drywall tape [paper] and smooth it out with a broad knife. Add more mud when dry, sand as needed.


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10-16-06, 05:45 PM   #3  
Press "on" a piece of tape - don't try to push it into the hole....

It's what Marksr meant to say - I just wanted to make sure it was clear to a novice.

 
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10-17-06, 06:05 AM   #4  
thanks Zster - I guess I could have worded it better


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