I'm redoing a room and it has really rough drywall, lots of dents and
scratches, I've been filling all the big ones, but keep finding more and
more spots that need filled. Anyone know if there is a thick paint that
will fill all the small holes so I don't have to try and patch every single
inch of wall?
Nope put your head down and fill everything that you find. It shouldn't take
that long once you get to it. The effort will be worth it in the end short
cuts are to be used when coming home from school not when doing real work.
I agree this is the way to go. If you have some larger dents, hit them
first to bring them close to flat, then do the whole wall in one skim coat.
It really does not take that long and the results are very nice.
Welcome to home ownership. Get a halogen worklight and move it around until
it reveals the shadow of every obnoxious little defect. Unless you're
talking about gashes the size of a banana, it shouldn't be such a big deal
to fix them.
Actually, I've been in the house for 10 years, this is about the last room I
have touched, all the rest of the rooms I did what you said in all the
other rooms but this one is just terrible, there isn't a smooth spot on any
wall in this room which is why I was looking for some bulk way to patch, I
was hoping there would be some trick other than taking weeks to patch all
the spots or replace the drywall (I had to do that in the bathroom since it
was non moisture resistant)
They do make a "filler" paint, but it won't work well for anything other
than the tiniest spots. What you want to do is thin the compound just a bit
and put it in a pail and apply it with a paint roller. Trowel it off with a
12" taping knife.
Two (actually three) ways of doing this..
Put a light against the wall and it'll show you EVERYTHING.
Get lots of mud and away you go...
Put up the thinnest sheetrock you can find. Basically covering up
the old walls with new. (this will also provide some limited sound
Option three is the worst case of tearing out the old rock and putting
up new. Not a bad option if the room has issues like poor electrical.
no isulation in the walls etc. Its the biggest job out of the bunch
you are rebuilding it (hopefully correctly)
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