drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

finz2leftJune 9, 2012

I have a tear in my drywall against a door frame. The drywall paper is still attached, and is about 8 inches long & about 2 inches wide. To repair, should I a) cut off 8" X 2" strip of drywall paper, spackle and paint b) spackle OVER the torn strip and paint or c) other. I have a pic but it looks like there is nowhere to post the pic...sorry.

THANKS! I need to do this repair so I can paint this room today.

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graywings123

You need to put the photo on a host site such as photobucket.com or tinypic.com and then link to it here.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 3:40PM
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brickeyee

"I have a tear in my drywall against a door frame. "

Is it going t be covered by trim?

Tearing it off, priming (to help limit water from mud getting into the paper at the edges of the tear) and then using some mud is the usual repair.

You have to be careful that water dos not get into the torn edge and cause more blistering.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 11:13AM
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brusso

You can first cover the paqper with a product called GARDZ. It is intended for drywall tears but is a bit expensive for what you are doing. Another solution is to spray the ripped area with shellac. It will seal the area, then mud, prime and paint. Spray shellac is about $5

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 1:47PM
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brickeyee

Just about any paint will wall paint put an adequate barrier up.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 2:37PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Gardz or oil prime first. Regular paint will bubble up more brown backing.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 5:03AM
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