Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Repair Wall Damage from a Metal Bed Frame

Fig.1 Crescent wrench
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:

Crescent wrench 
Cordless driver
Phillips tip 
Gypsum mud 

Mark's home was located in Ontario, California. He purchased a 4 poster bed frame. This frame had a metal extension for the headboard that wasn't used which extended 4 inches past the mattress set. It was there to hold a vertical post which was not used in this room. This extension created severe damage to the wall behind the bed.

This post shows the three steps to repairing the damaged wall by the bed.

Step 1: Removed the extension frame using a crescent wrench to stop any more wall damage. Fig.1 shows the hole created by the bed frame. This was a very large and heavy wooden bed not easily moved. Working on the bed was necessary to access the small wall space that needed repair.
Fig.1 Securing the wallboard back
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the new wallboard which was secured using a cordless driver with a Phillips bit. The sheetrock screws were placed into the top and bottom edges of the wallboard. 
Fig.2 Wallboard applied
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the wall was patched, sanded and primed.
Fig.3 Patch sanded and primed
Step 4: The last step was to apply wall texture, but Mark just wanted to have the patch primed and painted. Now Mark can enjoy his repaired bedroom.

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    1 comment:

    1. Aren't you glad their are certain tools we use to fix the holes in our environment? God has richly supplied us tools as well to use to fix the holes in our heart. The difference is, God can use us in the process of repair! Great job Gar.