This damage is the result of a piss poor job of re-roofing a house. The
roof has been repaired and we have verified there is no more leakage.
Now to repair the damage. The damage is at a horizontal drywall joint.
I have verified from the attic that there is no mold/mildew/etc. Just
discolored drywall. We live in a very dry climate, thank goodness.
Do you all have any suggestions for repairing this area? It's about 16"
of exposed joint. I have removed all of the loosened texture and joint
Should I try to patch with drywall compound and tape, or is there an
easier(and as effective) method?
Thanks for any help.
Your going to be in for some work here. I would use fiberglass mesh after
spraying with "Kils", then tape and smooth. The texture is and different
subject. I would hire it done, I am really crappy at finish work with that
<< He meant "Kilz". It is a stainblocking paint, so that the
waterstains do not bleed through. >>
Adhesion of joint compound to Kilz may not be as good as to raw gypsum. May be
better to put Kilz on as top coat before paint? Just speculating...
This is a simple job that a person with basic home repair skills
should be able to handle, without needing a pro. I'm sure a web
search will turn up lots of info on the steps to do it right.
Basicly, you need to remove any loose tape, debris, etc. Apply joint
compound and tape over the joint, i like the mesh type tape the best.
Smooth it out as best you can, it doesn't need to be perfect. After
it's dry, you put on a second coat of joint compount that is thinner
and wider, using a wider blade. A third coat may be necessary too.
The idea is to use a wider blade each time and taper it out so that
the compound is thinner at the edges, thick enough in the middle so it
covers the tape. The final blade should be about 9 inchs or so. Then
If there are stains beyond the area you coated, then use a stain
killer to prime the area.
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