Let's say someone applies joint compound and really screws it up, grit in
the mud, puts it on too thick, amateur mistakes.
Is there a way to correct that without tearing down the entire drywall?
Sanding can only do so much, and it won't remove the tape that was applied -
so can you use the drywall knife to chip it away or would that be a hopeless
DO NOT USE A BELT SANDER!
BTDT......I had someone mess up mud job & a kid (22) working w/ me
insist he could fix it with a belt sander. I said "ok" but you own
it...that is, if you screw it up, you fix it on your own dime.
It took him a lot of time to repair the damage he did with that belt
He gouged the drywall, through the paper...it was a mess! Luckily it
was is a shop environment. By the time he fixed it, it looked ok
but now the joke is:
"We can fix that.......get out the belt sander!"
Sand a little as possible to remove the imperfections, feather it in
with new mud & a big knife.
Not as easy as it looks even when you watch someone else do it, eh?
Hopefully "someone" didn't use Durabond. If it's really bad a Surform might
work followed by some wet sanding if you can't do it with a pole sander
and sanding screen. Depends on how long you want to spend on a
garage wall. If not, looks like your previous post
about using nails might have paid off...
I'm sure your attempt at humor is in good fun.
Actually I haven't started on the garage yet, I don't have the spare $200 it
will cost me.
This is to correct the basement, my first drywalling job ever. As for that
trick I learned from the professional drywaller - it really works.
I know others have made suggestions, here are some.
Take a big wet rag, go over the area, and then remove a portion
with a Scotch-Brite pad. When you get down to dry mud, get it wet
and repeat the process.
Best to wear gloves so that the alkalinity of the mud won't dry your
Those are suggestions from my wife, who also installed our kitchen
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