Re: Cleaning oil spill in garage
The wall will be easiest to cut the damaged area out and replace it.
1 - Find the centerline of the studs on either side of the spill and cut there.
2 - Cut new piece to fit. and install with drywall nails or screws - your choice.
3 - Use mesh tape - it's self stick and easier to use.
4 - Use drywall compound to cover the joint and smooth out.
5 - Use topping compound to finish and smooth joints/fasteners.
6 - Lightly sand, prime, and paint.
The oil spill will be a little more difficult. Soak up what you can with rags and kitty litter. The stain it self can be minimized by washing with a strong TSP solution. You'll never get all the oil/stain removed, but you can at least get the mess cleaned up well.
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