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How to make perfect drywall repair


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Vent located inside wall is not code
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Wait 1 hour before applying mud

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Must use tape over cuts, or the repair will crack and show
Wait 2 hours before applying 2nd coat
Wait 2 hours before applying 3rd coat

Wait 2 hours before applying last coat

Add another coat same as last coat... feathering outward making sure to keep edges smooth and flat.
With textured wall, just scrape rough spots with 6" knife.
No need for sandpaper with textured wall.

For smooth wall, you will apply 1 or 2 more coats identical to the last coat... feathering outward with each coat so the patch is larger. With light sand between coats using 220 grit paper.

Finished job
Make texture by adding water and paint to pre-mixed mud.
Adding paint (or primer) to texture is necessary.
Paint will add body and durability to texture
Without paint in texture, the paint brush will smooth away the texture when you are painting
Mix texture so it is wet and runny.
Use paint stick or cake mixer or potato masher to mix texture, depending on how big a batch you are making.
Mix enough texture to cover entire wall to be textured.
Next batch of texture might not match first batch unless proportions are same.
I cannot tell you how to match each possible texture
For best texture result, texture entire wall from corner to corner.
Texture must dry completely before painting.
For best paint result, paint wall corner to corner

Spot texturing and touch up paint will work if the area is low and on a wall that does not get light down the lentgth.
Trade professional considers end result first, and then works backwards to make best plan.
Close door openings with plastic
Cover floors and belongings as needed
Drywall dust can be impossible to remove from unsealed floor grout

Dust and chips on the floor can easily scratch wood floors if stepped on.
Wood tables: cover with towels or sheets and then cover with plastic sheets.
One big mistake workers make is setting cold drink on nearest surface. If cold drink is set on wood surface, this could cause water-ring in the finish.

Straight edge ruler
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Jig saw
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Vacuum cleaner
Knife
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Hammer

Option drywall saw

Drywall knife.

Drywall compound
Mixer
Drywall fiber tape

Drywall saw.
Fewer tools makes less work for small repair.
More labor.
Less dust in the air,
less likely to damage water pipe and electrical
more likely to tear drywall paper loose and cause damage when drawing back.

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