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drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

Posted by finz2left (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 10:42

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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RE: drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

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


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RE: drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

"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.


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RE: drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

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


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RE: drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

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


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RE: drywall paper rip--cut off or go over?

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


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