Re: Repairing drywall
It would also be best to use a setting type compound rather than a premixed. Dry mix comes in varying setting formulas, if you're not familiar with it get 45 or 90 minute set compound for maximum working time. If you're used to working with dry mix then you can use 20 minute set. Mix it one pan at a time, throw it away and wash out the pan when it gets too hard to easily work. As you skim out the damage you will raise more "feathers", but not nearly as many with the drymix compound as premixed. When the first coat is dry, remove any further feathering and apply another skim coat. Once you have the damage covered, switch to premixed topping compound. It will go on smoother and be easier to sand smooth. When the walls are as smooth as you like, you can now either texture, prime and paint OR prime and apply new wallpaper. Refer to Jack's post about sizing.
Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL
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