Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Paint Brown Living Room - Part 2 of 7 - Repair Wall

Fig.1 The tools
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cloth duct tape
Drywall knives 
Drywall mud pan (red)
Paper tape (white)
Joint compound
Paint brush
Painter's tarp 
White primer

Tyler Zowat lives in Perris, California. He had hired a plumber for some little repairs but a pipe had been damaged and the plumber had to cut a portion of the living room to get to the damaged pipe. He purchased all his the paint supplies from The Home Depot.

This post shows the six steps on how the plumber patch was repaired. 

Step 1: Fig.1 Above shows the tools required to repair the living room wall patch.  
Step 2: Fig.2 through fig.4 shows the joint compound on the wall knife patching the seams of the damaged wall.

Fig.2 Applying the 
joint compound

Fig.3 Scraping flat
Fig.4 Flat by wood base
Step 3: Fig.5 through fig.8 shows a the wall knife is applying a smooth flat layer to the wall. 
Fig.5 Another layer
Fig.6 Apply flat
Fig.7 Another layer flat
Fig.8 Drying joint compound

Step 4: Fig.9 and fig.10 shows the addition of paper tape. Paper tape adds strength to the wall and helps eliminate the wall seam.
Fig.9 Applying wall tape
Fig.10 Here a piece

Step 5: Fig.11 through fig.13 shows the repairs on the living room wall.
Fig.12 Using your finger

Step 6: Fig.14 and fig.15 shows the wall has dried and has been sanded. Fig.16 shows a lite application of wall primer was applied to the wall repairs.
Fig.14 Let it dry
Fig.15 Fill in the scrapes
Fig.16 Sand dry

    How To Paint Brown Living Room:

    Part 1 of 7 - Taping the Living Room
    Part 2 of 7 - Repair Wall
    Part 3 of 7 - Vacuum and Texture Clean Up
    Part 4 of 7 - Texture and Clean Up
    Part 5 of 7 - Cut Two Walls
    Part 6 of 7 - Roll Walls
    Part 7 of 7 - Living Room Finished

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