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repairing wall behind laundry tub faucet

Old 01-16-12, 07:10 AM
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repairing wall behind laundry tub faucet

I need to repair the wall behind the laundry tub faucet. (If you click the photos, they should enlarge.)

The paint is blistered and peeled some, and the sheetrock is damaged mostly superficially. To me, it doesn't appear to need a tear-out.

I could remove the plumbing if necessary. I am wondering what to use to fill the damaged area and then how to re-coat the wall.

How is this normally done in finished basements when the laundry tub is mounted against drywall? Is there some kind of epoxy covering for this area?

Thanks, Gary
Old 01-16-12, 07:28 AM
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I would cut a backsplash in. Drill holes for pipes and make it look proffesional.

I often use the homestore products.

Shop Broan 36" Stainless Steel Backsplash at Lowes.com

The wall dont look two bad. I would remove all pipes. Just leave pipe stubs. Fix wall with rough patch and install backsplash.

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Old 01-16-12, 07:37 AM
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Do you know why the wall is damaged? Assuming the reason is not something which is still an issue, I would just scrape the loose paint, fill any voids with joint compound and then prime and paint.
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I suspect moisture caused the damage. I also suspect the wall was painted with flat latex paint which hardly offers any protection from moisture. Like Mitch, I'd scrape, apply j/c as needed, sand, prime and paint. The paint should be a latex enamel - any sheen will work.
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I'm pretty sure the damage is just from splashing water at the tap, no leaks.

This is at my mother-in-law's, and now that I compare it with my own, this whole arrangement seems odd, with the pipes coming out over the tub, rather from under, making it more difficult to just wipe off splashes over the years. My guess is that this has contributed to the damage.

Thanks so much for the useful replies.

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