I hope someone can help me here.
We just had our downstairs remodeled. We had the contractor remove some old
ceder shingles that was on the walls. On one side of the room was new
drywall and on the other was pressboard or plywood.
My wife was very specific when she said we wanted both sides of the room
looking the same. The contractor said that there was no need to remove the
plywood, and that the plywood walls and sheetrock walls would look the same.
We gave him the benefit of the doubt. He's the professional, right?
After he got done texturing the room it seemed to look ok. However, the
morning after is a different story.
On one wall, which surrounds the fireplace and is all plywood, has splotchy
areas that look like stains coming through. You can see where the tape/mud
is between the top and bottom sheets of plywood and you can see the
difference in color as well. There are also stains at the bottom of all the
plywood which seems to be water stains from a previous flooding.
The ceiling, which is also plywood, looks absolutely perfect. It's seamless
where the mud is and there are no stains.
We don't want to call the contractor back. We feel dealing with this guy is
not worth the effort.
I've heard that kilz can help these types of problems. Can it? And will it
affect the texture of the walls? And should we use it on all the walls?
Including the ceiling and sheetrock?
Sorry for the long winded post.
If you have any information that would be great.