What method(s) could/should be used to repair a paper tear in the
surface of gypsum board?
This is not a cracked surface nor a hole in the surface, but is at
corner areas of the hole in the gypsum board made for mounting a
single gang electrical box. Apparently caused by careless removal of
the piece removed when making the hole. It is a surface blemish as in
only the paper covering.
I don't think this needs application of tape and spackle .
OKay; spackle and not joint compound.
The cover plate does not conceal the blemishes. At the bottom end of
the hole, when viewing at perpendicular/level height there is a
noticeable gap with the cover plate installed.
It is that gap/hole that has me considering using a mesh tape and then
spackle over that. I do have a partial roll of mesh fiber tape here,
left by a previous jobber. Claims to be self adhesive. I tried
wetting it first and placing on a test surface area, but it did not
stick at all.
I saw something called Lite Spackle at the HD that I almost brought
home. I do have a tube of "painter's nail hole filler" from HD (made
by Eclectic Products, Inc.). Wondering if that would adhere
On 25 Dec 2005 11:27:55 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Do not use the mesh tape. It will be very difficult to cover on a flat
surface. A piece of paper tape and a few quick coats of mud is all
that is needed. If there is a 'gap' the tape will be needed. It can
be filled with mud minus tape but tain't worth the fooling around.
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